rMBP LID Scratch

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  1. yozh, Aug 5, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2012

    yozh macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2008
    Some how my lid got scratch on the far right corner, but its not like a deep scratch more of a scrape blemish (see pic). Not 100% sure how it happened, had some friends over with kids and maybe they sat on it, not really sure, but its bothering the crap out of me... I got my rMBP delivered on the July 13th, so out of return period. Based on some things I read here and other places I went ahead and bought http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002UNON8/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00 Meguiar's Scratch X 2.0, but not really hopefully this would help. Anyone else know what I can do ? WHen I run my finger over it, there is no dent or deep scratch, it just looks like the finished was scraped off, which I really tought was imposible, after owning 3 Aluminum MB and MBP (had some scratches and dents) Any advise ? Really hate to see this on my $2,400 machine :(

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  2. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2011
    I don't see any pic of the scratch. In any case I don't see why someone sitting on it would scratch it.

    I'd say try to sell it for as much as you possibly can and then try to buy a new one. Also make whoever scratched it pay the difference.
  3. yozh, Aug 5, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2012

    yozh thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2008
    I uploaded the images. See the first post again.

    Thanks for the reply.

    I really dont think its a good idea to sell as soon as I bought it, it has even been a month. I will loose a lot, plus I`m not 100% sure who did it or how it happened.
  4. axu539 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2010
    Honestly, that looks like it's a smudge, try to clean it.
  5. yozh thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2008
    I know thats exactly what I tought, but its not, its not coming off. I tried with alcohol pads, with tooth paste, nothing and when you look at it from eye level angle you can see like the finish got scrapped off. Very strange and very annoying !
  6. Dustman macrumors 65816


    Apr 17, 2007
    looks like something metal scrapped against it. that sucks :(
  7. yozh thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2008
    Yeah :( I think I kid with his pants with the metal bottons sat on it :(
  8. Dustman macrumors 65816


    Apr 17, 2007
    Going forward you'll have to fight the urge to have it rest on the couch. Hard habit to break, but a hard lesson to learn as well lol. good luck buddy, it'd drive me up the wall too. It's harder with Apple products because you want them to be shiny and flawless forever. In reality though, it just doesn't happen. Somehow there's a nick in the side of my AppleTV remote and it bugs me every time I pick it up.
  9. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2011
    Pick up Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and give it a try on a small area.
  10. yozh thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2008
  11. PhaserFuzz macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2007
    Nothing you use will make the scratch go away. Just put a case on it and forget about it. Also, a skin MIGHT make it less visible, if you don't want a case.
  12. DcoalStrat macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2012
    This! It will grow on you overtime. It is like getting your brand new car getting stcratch. You will really be pissed at first, especially when you always see it. But it will grow on you overtime. Unless you got OCD. Then it is all in the mind.
  13. Queen6 macrumors 604


    Dec 11, 2008
    Land of the Unexpected
    That`s about the top and bottom of it, all you are likely to do is make the blemish more pronounced. The aluminums anodised finish is in general very durable, however once the surface is broken there is little that can be done.
  14. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68020


    Mar 15, 2009
    Do what I do... if I have a dent on the right side of my car, I simply avoid that side of my car. Out of sight, out of mind. SO... just don't look at it, and when your eyes wander to that part of your computer, push them to something else. If you do this often enough, it will become an engrained response and you will start doing this unconsciously. Once you accomplish that, you will not be concerned with the scratch because to you, it wouldn't really exist.

    haha ;)
  15. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
  16. J.acks macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2012
    Hate to admit it but I feel your pain. It will really annoyed hell out of me to see any of my devices got scratch and the most annoying part is there is no reset button!

    You can go with casing but like there's saying you just can't patch a wounded soul. :D:D:D
  17. Irock619 macrumors 68000


    Sep 16, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Scratch X is for painted surfaces with clear coat, not for finished aluminum lol.
  18. yozh thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2008
    :( :mad::confused::(
  19. Mojo1, Aug 5, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2012

    Mojo1 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2011
    Oh Man...

    Your rMBP is only a consumer product, not some precious one of-a-kind artifact. And like a new car, it lost some value the minute you opened the box and booted it up for the first time. So the suggestion to sell it and buy a new rMBP is crazy unless losing $200+ dollars in the process is worth it over a ding that can barely be seen.

    I'm glad that the 14-day return period has passed because returning it would be clearly unethical. The rMBP did not arrive with the ding, the ding was caused by normal wear-and-tear. BFD...

    Portable computers are meant to be used, not venerated. And in the process of being used a portable computer is likely to get dirty and dinged. Unless you intend on encasing it in protective armor and handling it with white cotton gloves you should expect to see some minor wear-and-tear on the exterior.

    Perusing forums like Macrumors I realize that there are a lot of people out there suffering from OAD, otherwise known as Obsessive Apple Disorder. It's symptoms include:

    1. A pathological fixation on the cosmetic appearance of recently purchased Apple products.

    2. Anxiety over minuscule differences in hardware specifications that are not noticeable in everyday use.

    3. An obsessive need to post in Apple forums in order to discuss Apple products ad nauseam.

    OAD can be treated with medication combined with psychological therapy. But there are potential drug side-effects and therapy can take awhile. The cost can be considerable if mental health coverage is not included in your health insurance.

    An alternative is to simply accept that even the highly coveted rMBP is only a mass-produced consumer product, albeit a very shiny and over-priced product. The real value isn't in the product itself but what is created using the product. Because in the end a computer is only a tool, nothing more and nothing less. If your primary use of a computer is not for creative purposes it is the functional equivalent of a television set and mailbox.

    I suggest to the OP and others who have OAD that you consider getting a life that does not revolve around a common consumer product. And that you try to accept that like any other consumer product your precious rMBP will accumulate dings and dirt and that one day it will wind up in the trash just like any other product.

    By doing so you will discover that a lot of valuable time will become available for the truly important things in life. Of course, that requires letting go of your obsession with your digital belongings and their inherent distractions so you can actually experience life first-hand.

    Good luck! (You are going to need it because OAD is tough to get over if you don't abstain from Mac forums...)
  20. sweetbrat macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Redford, MI
    It sucks that your computer got scratched. But you need to remember, your computer is a tool, even though it's an expensive one. Over time, little scratches and dings will happen. You purchased a computer that's meant to be portable, and it's not practical to think that a portable device will stay pristine forever. It stinks that it happened so soon after you got it, but it's really nothing to obsess over. It almost certainly have happened sooner or later, and it in no way changes the functionality of the machine.
  21. Thors.Hammer macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2012
    I would spray a little WD-40 on a soft cloth then use that to clean the area.
  22. yozh, Aug 5, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2012

    yozh thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2008
    Dude you have major issues ! I suggest seeing a doctor .... I simple asked how to get rid of a scratch that is bothering me and you write a half a page essay on psychosis of human behavior, pretty sure you are the sick one not us


    Really that would work, hmm let me try that.. EDIT: DID NOT WORK, stayed the same.


    Yeah all of what you said is true, just a bit worried of the reseller value and for right now, when I look at it that is all I see LOL and remembering that not even 24 hours ago it was clean :(
  23. Mojo1 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2011

    Oh yeah, I forgot to list a symptom:

    4. Denial that the OAD sufferer has a problem.

    Thanks for bringing it up DUDE! :rolleyes:
  24. yozh thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2008
    That concludes my point, you are sick LOL.

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