Resolved Removing Scratches From Unibody Macbook?

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  1. GrayApple, Mar 3, 2012
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    GrayApple macrumors member

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    I am planning on giving my old Unibody Macbook to my sister. However, it has several scratches on the body. She already has a laptop, but is really excited about the unibody exterior. Thus, I would hate to give her a cruddy looking computer. Is there any(fairly cheap) way to get scratches out of the aluminum body?
     
  2. MadMichael macrumors newbie

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    Brushed aluminum is almost impossible to remove scratches from. I know as I have spent the last 30 plus years working with aluminum in the aircraft industry. The best you can do is clean it and hope for the best.

    I have found that a good case will hide most of the minor scratches and you can get a good case from Speck at Amazon.
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Yes, you are not going to remove them, and are better off covering them up.. This will server the purpose of protecting your Mac from future damage.

    I have a Speck clear shell on all my Macs, and it works fine. I have never considered removing them.
     
  4. GrayApple thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for helping me, I will look at getting a case later:)
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Hmm if you had 30 years experiance then You would know that the unibody series of MacBooks are not brushed aluminium! It's acid etched.
     

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