Scratches on Computer

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by julienmh, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. julienmh macrumors newbie

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    Hello
    I took my 11" MBA out of my bag today and was upset to find a very large scratch on my computer. I was wondering if anyone new what kind of paint would best cover this up and look nice. Thanks.
     
  2. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    I believe it's anodized, so I don't think you'll be able to paint that in a way that will look very good.

    I would recommend one of the sticker-covers - they are inexpensive, add almost no weight, will cover up existing scratches, and prevent new ones.
     
  3. falconeight Guest

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    Its anodized....so put it in the oven at max heat and it should fix itself.:D
     
  4. Psychj0e macrumors regular

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    Buy some silver paint, and a fine paint brush.

    Dip the brush in the paint.

    Wipe the brush on a piece of paper until all the paint is off.

    The very lightly, brush over scratch.

    Repeat until happy. :)

    For more info, google dry brushing.

    *I once did this to a macbook alu I listed on ebay as immaculate and the buyer didn't notice :D
     
  5. Drew017 macrumors 65816

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    i wouldn't paint the computer… just get a speck case, or if you can afford it, take in into the apple store and get it repaired.
     
  6. Psychj0e macrumors regular

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    A repair? Dude, just dry brush it with some acrylic paint, don't pay a bunch of money for a repair, when it could easily scratch again.

    Just faintly dry brush it, if you don't like it then you can clean it off and all you'll have wasted is a few dollars.
     
  7. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    Do you have any before and after pictures by chance?

    I tried googling around, but I couldn't find anything that suggested this was a method of filling scratches. All I found were descriptions of how different drybrushing is aesthetically and discussions of famous painters who used this technique in their artwork. Do you have a guide or favorite website that explains it?
     
  8. Badrottie Suspended

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    Buy a Speck hard case and be happy! Nobody is perfect at taking care of MBA/MBP on the go. :apple:
     
  9. Psychj0e macrumors regular

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    Oh, my scratches were the light kind, kinda like as if someone had drawn on it with a pencil. It worked pretty well that way, but if you've got deep scratches then I doubt you can do anything to make it less noticeable.

    I don't know where, maybe on here somewhere, but I do remember somebody saying if the scratch on a macbook/air etc, is deep enough, then you'll get rust in scratch.
     

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