Should I peel off?

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  1. bruleke macrumors 6502

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    Guys, I have a late 2008 unibody Macbook Pro.
    I bought and "installed" the invisible shield on the same day as I received my new Macbook.

    But I noticed a little yellow coloration on the palm rest protection.
    Should I peel off?

    I mean, has anyone noticed any yellow coloration on the palm rest of your macbook pro WITHOUT using a protection? The "natural aluminum" only?

    i am afraid of peeling the invisible shield off of the palm rest area and after it gets yellow…

    Thanks!
     
  2. p3ncil macrumors regular

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    Alum, don't go yellowish, i believe it's from your invisible shield plastic.
    Up to you to peel it off.

    If you find it disgusting then by all means.
     
  3. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    i would DEFINITELY peel it off... you did NOT pay 2k dollar with a cheap rubbery crap on it. i myself also had invisshield actually too but i decided to FINALLY take it off and NO regrets.. (ive had it off for like 4 months now) the invisible shield just gets TOO mucky and GROSS
     
  4. bruleke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Before this Aluminum Macbook, I had a White Macbook, so you can imagine how afraid I am of dirt or yellow marks!

    So, you can asure me that aluminum wont go yellow or black or any color?

    I just dont like the feel of the invisible shield on the palm rest. Thats why I am asking :)

    Thanks a lot!

    You are completely right! My invisible shield (only the palm rest part) is getting yellow on the center and black on the corners…
    Thats terrible!

    And if its hot ans I sweat, it really gets mucky and gross!

    I am just afraid of a possible dirt that wont go out just as the white macbook. I used to clean everyday but after 6 months there were that kind of HARD DIRT that wont go out.
    Its is NOT gonna happen on the aluminum, will it?
     
  5. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    hm.. actually i can't say myself cause I dont know from first hand experience... but i know for sure that the aluminum lasts a lot better..

    i dont get the people who make their macbooks brown.. but realistically, the aluminum should stay fine
     
  6. bruleke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I sweat a lot beause I drink like 2 liters of water per day. And no, I am not a fat man ahahah! And I live in Brazil - Sao Paulo, here is a tropical country: hot and cold, but always humid, so people are always sweating.

    At this moment I am holding the palm rest protection and saying: Jesus, help me here, should I peel it off?
    Jesus says: You shouldnt peel it off. When you sell it, it wont have any sign of dirt!
    And the Devil says: Ohh come on! Peel it offf! Dirt is good! I love dirt, actually I eat dirt with soup!
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    I think Jesus is less concerned whether you should peel it off or not :rolleyes:

    Its not a huge issue, peel it off, buy a new one or run your laptop "naked"
     
  8. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    I had one on my Air, did the same thing.
    Peeled it off and been fine.

    I don't think the aluminum yellows.
    There used to be a problem in the old PB's that I'm pretty sure was resolved in the MBP's concerning palmrest pitting & turning blackish.
     
  9. bruleke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok. DONE!
    I peeled it off!

    Ohhhhhhh the aluminum feels so different in my hands
    hahah

    I really hope it doesnt get dirt that this sensation wont go away!
     
  10. Takashi macrumors regular

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    I would peel it off and put a new piece of film.

    Just like the 3m protection tape on cars, those films are meant to take the abuse. If it borders you a lot, take it off and put on a new sheet.
     
  11. Nuck81 macrumors regular

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    Aluminum is a metal. Metal never loses it's shine and luster it just gets covered up by dirt and grime. If the aluminum turns colors, clean it.
     
  12. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    except there is a coating on the aluminum. And it will still pit and turn nasty. Moshi palmguards a much better
     
  13. xlii macrumors 68000

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    I believe you. I used to live in Panama but I drank 2 liters of rum and coke everyday. We had no air conditioning so it helped.
     
  14. vant macrumors 65816

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    There is no coating on the aluminum. It's bare aluminum alloy.

    Palm guards could interfere with the rubber gasket around the screen lid.
     
  15. vexatia macrumors regular

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    Right, like picking winners and losers in weekly athletic contests.
     
  16. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    So anodized aluminum is "bare" aluminum? Are you sure of what bare aluminum looks like?
     
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    Or determining who gets an Emmy or not. Exhibit A: Kathy Griffin.
     

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