Paint to match aluminum on unibody mbp's?

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  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I am just trying to cover a few scratches that bother me a lot. and before you all play the moral card on me I do not intend to commit fraud or anything just something to make me feel better about scratches i didn't cause.
    so what type of paint should i use?
     
  2. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure if there is any paint to match metal. Love the sig BTW.
     
  3. redshovel macrumors 6502

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    I really do wonder at times about the world we live in. People die from hunger everyday, people suffer from horrible diseases, soldiers die fighting to protect us and YOU are so worried about a few scratches on your MPB that you wanna request a paint code for it.:(
    Cases and shields are one thing but the sight of you with a brush 'touching up' your MBP is just too much!
     
  4. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I could say the same about people who live to insult people on forums. third-degree burn! :p
     
  5. Mjmar macrumors 65816

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    I can only see this as doing more damage than good to the looks of your machine. Just my opinion though.
     
  6. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all :p

    If I were you I would get some iKlear and shine up you macbook then get a good case or something :)
     
  7. redshovel macrumors 6502

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    Sorry appleguy123! First off let me admit that my previous post was written white the aid of several bottles of a rather nice chardonnay on board - so I might have went a bit overboard. Even I on the first scratch of my MBP got a bit annoyed but even still I think a 'touch up' kit is taking things a bit far - and will cause more damage than good as another stated.
    Just think we need to clam down over these MBP's a bit!
     
  8. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    That would actually be nice if there was a touch up kit. Id prob take off this hard case if there was such a thing. Hmmm, i sense a business opportunity.
     
  9. Panzo macrumors 6502

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    you shouldn't apologize for your first post, this is what forums are a place to share opinions good or bad. Good or Bad feedback is always feedback. And to the poster who said if you dont have nothing good to say dont say nothing type of ordeal, this isnt high school or communist china either.

    On another note, to keeo this post relevant, there are no paints or kits that can mask or repair a scratch, out macbooks are not painted, they are rather treated with a special solution hence the ionized aluminum cases. you should get over scratches, this is how i did, i got hurt, live changing hurt, and i realized that sometimes, no matter what, you cant fix somethings that happen, so you need to accept it and adapt, same goes with our material goods.

    Be creative if theres a scratch cover it up with a sticker, or go for the cute look and cover it up with a bandaid, or go completely ape **** and get it laser etched, its your opportunity to be different, because as far as i can remember that was the only reason i first started using macs.
     
  10. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    its your opportunity to be different, because as far as i can remember that was the only reason i first started using macs.[/QUOTE]

    So, im assuming your into a lot of fads. I got mac b/c i wanted to not have anti-virus mainly. Then b/c osx was just nice.
     
  11. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    So, im assuming your into a lot of fads. I got mac b/c i wanted to not have anti-virus mainly. Then b/c osx was just nice.[/QUOTE]

    I got mac because its shiny and made by Apple :D
     
  12. 5DollaFootlong macrumors 6502

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    that one just made me lol. i'm sure that some auto shop would have a color very similar to your macbook pro.
     
  13. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    i want you username so bad! some girl that didn't know came up to me and said "Do you work at subway because you just gave me a footlong!" lol just thought i would share :p
     
  14. mainomega macrumors 6502

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    You can try :

    Dupli-Color Scratch Fix 2in1 - NG CC 410 Bright Silver Metal PS2

    Very accurate when dry, the biggest issue though is paint alone will not cover deeper scratches but small superficial ones will benefit. You can find it at most auto parts stores even walmart and meijers (were we bought it).
     
  15. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    i googled tjhis and only got one result... for sugar free gum. walmart.com or other link please?
     
  16. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    Waste of time. Will look better with the scratches than all ****ed up.
     
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    Dude, I think your getting your MBP confused with an Delorean!!

    [​IMG]

    It's the first car to sport a naked blush finished. It doesn't have any paint; same goes for your MBP. Well, folks have started to paint it... But if you did give your MBP a paint job, you can kiss the warranty goodbye as Apple doesn't like people customising their machines..
     
  19. TSloper macrumors member

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    Then why don't you sell your Mac hardware? You could go buy a cheap Dell and give the difference to someone that really could use the money.

    You aren't wrong about the issues in the world but you just come across as a complete douch bag.
     
  20. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    You won't be able to find a paint that really matches. The coating on a MacBook is different than any paint. There's a really good chance, the paint will make the scratch stand out worse or the paint itself will look extremely out of place.
     
  21. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    its nots a "sractch" per se its more of a scrape its black like where the finish came off.
     
  22. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    even then, the texture of anodizing (or whatever this finish actually is) will be different underneath. you'll have to prep the surface if it's even going to stick and that will also modify the texture... and lastly, metallic colors REALLY show as different from one another so you'd have to paint the whole thing for any semblance of color continuity.
     
  23. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    How insulting! That's not a DeLorean! Oh, and everyone here is a jacka** because they own Apple products, which cost 2X more then others. :)
     

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  24. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I understand it will bother you for a bit, but not for long. It's not worth going through the trouble as it will look worse no matter what you try to do.
    I would like to know, however, how you DIDN'T cause the scratches?
     
  25. Hayduke60 macrumors regular

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    Chrysler bright silver touch up paint in a spray can. Light coats and feather the edges and you should be good to go. Won't be perfect but it'll be close.
     

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