Replace Polycarbonate MacBook Topcase w/ Aluminum?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by applebrains, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. applebrains macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2008
    Is it possible to replace the polycarbonate keyboard and topcase on my 2.16 core 2 duo white macbook with maybe a third party aluminum topcase to avoid the dirtiness?
  2. Schtumple macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007
    Short answer: No, you can buy these though.

    Long answer: No, but if you're good with CAD, you could make it yourself.
  3. Vulcan macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    No. You can buy a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser though, cleans it off perfectly.
  4. vilim12 macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2008
    I second that, looks brand new after using it.
  5. unixfool macrumors 6502a

    Jan 21, 2006
    Northern VA
    I think it depends on how dirty it is. I also think that some of these 'dirty' top case issues isn't really related to dirt.

    I had a 'dirty' top case and no amount of cleaning with Magic Erase would clean it. This was during the time when there was a huge issue with yellowing/browning top cases. I ended up getting a MacStyle to cover the ugliness and waited until cracks eventually showed on the top case, which a Genius recently replaced. The new top case appears to be less prone to staining (at least I haven't noticed anything yet).

    Dirt cleans off. Anything that alters the chemistry of or bonds to the top cases won't come off.

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