Palm Rest Corrosion... Can it Happen??

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  1. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    i was wondering if the GBP would suffer the palm rest corroding or for any mbp

    and how long or how abusive do you think ud have to be in order for that to happen?/

    and if corroding is just ridiculous, what about discoloration?
     
  2. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Discoloration is more likely, as was the case with the previous generation.
     
  3. sukanas thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    any recommendations for a palm rest?

    im not sure about getting the invisibleshield/bodygaurds cause the sticky thing on that thing is really strong

    i mentioned this in my other post but on i had InvisibleShield on my ipod touch and when i took it off, there was a imprint of the apple logo and its letterings.
    so im afraid that if i put on the palm rest, the invisible shield will peel off some of the protective coating off the aluminum
     
  4. mknawabi macrumors 6502

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    even if the "sticky thing" is really strong, you should be able to almost effortlessly wipe it away with acetone (nail polish remover).

    go for the quality product.
     
  5. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    I use moshi palmguard, it's great. Not sure whether they have updated their line to accommodate the new MB/MBPs yet.
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    whats a GBP? do you mean MBP (MacBook Pro)?

    my Core Duo MBP has suffered from corrosion (black dots) from sweat on the trackpad where my palm rests for trackpad use and on the left side. it happened ages ago and has not enlarged. probably because i keep my hands clean now.
     
  7. Creditcard macrumors member

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    GBP = Glassbook Pro :D
     
  8. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    ^ oh yeah… thats right the MBP has glass :D i was thinking the MB only had glass for some reason.
     
  9. blurfonz macrumors regular

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    YEh I guess somehow it will after a long period of time. Gotta have some form of protection certainly.
     
  10. derryquinn macrumors 6502

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    No GBP = Great British Pound according to Google :D
     
  11. 840quadra Moderator

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    I use clear packing tape because I am industrial like that ;) .

    It costs next to nothing, and if you apply it correctly, it is hardly noticeable. Requires 2 and 1/2 strips, but saved my iBook, MacBook, and PowerBook from ever having discolored palm wrests and trackpads.

    I didn't cover this new trackpad as I am not too worried about the glass.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    Wouldn't that leave a nasty + sticky residue when you remove it (or when it becomes worn by itself)?
     
  13. molala macrumors 6502a

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    I've had an aluminum Powerbook for 4 years and never had a corrosion or discoloration problem. We also have MBPs of different ages where I work whose palmrests are fine, no guard, no shield. I think you'd have to have pretty acidic and sweaty palms for this to happen.
     
  14. 840quadra Moderator

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    It can, depending on how cheap of a tape you use, but when It does I clean it with goo-gone (the organic orange kind :eek: ). Worked like a charm on my plastic MacBook, iBook, and previous PowerBook.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. PAUL BRIAN macrumors member

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    train your wrists to stay up when you type. i had to learn this when learning how to play piano. you actually type faster with better accuracy when your wrists are suspended
     
  16. nitewolfgtr macrumors regular

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    You can always stick the Apple stickers that come with the MBP on the palm rest :D:D:D:D
     

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