Polishing 12" Powerbook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by tigertribe, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. tigertribe macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2006
    The aluminum on my Powerbook is a bit scratched and dull. What do you recommend for polishing the aluminum?

    Thanks very much!

  2. deathjux macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2006
    Regardless of the fact that you're in the MacBook/MBP forum, I'll try to help:

    The aluminum on PowerBooks (like on the MBPs) is anodized, thus making "polishing" (especially when concerned with more than cleaning crap off it) exceptionally difficult if not impossible.

    If it's scratched and dull, you're likely not going to get much results with anything less than replacing the affected parts, but perhaps someone has a better solution.
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

    Jun 16, 2004
    It's the same forum!!

    " MacBook & MacBook Pro (60 Viewing)
    apple laptops, including older models (iBook, PowerBook)"
  4. deathjux macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2006
    Well pinch my pickle pizza, so it is.

    Looks like I'm the nub in this encounter.
  5. tigertribe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2006
    Thank you...

    This forum is for "apple laptops, including older models (iBook, PowerBook)", think I'm in the right one...

    Anyway, thanks for your reply. It's not that bad, I can live with it. It's just such a beautiful little laptop that I wanted it to be perfect.

    Best regards-

  6. bartelby macrumors Core

    Jun 16, 2004

    If you've got some extra cash you can get the casing laser etched. I, personally, wouldn't but some people have.
  7. YS2003 macrumors 68020


    Dec 24, 2004
    Finally I have arrived.....
    I don't recommend polishing the aluminum enclosure. To polish off the imperfection on the surface means grinding out the surrounding areas of that imperfection. If you polish out the scratches off our PB, you are scrapping off the perfect areas of PB's casing to make it even with the scratched part.
    The better way would be the preventative measure so that you don't introduce further scratches by getting the micro-fiber sleeves from Radtech or Marware.

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