Resolved Silver Coating of the MacBook Pro Body ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by augustya, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. augustya macrumors 68000

    augustya

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    I have a question regarding the silver glaze coating on the body of MacBook Pro. Does constantly keeping your hand at the palm rest area on the MacBook while typing on the keyboard, can it lighten the silver glaze coating or leave stains because of sweating and thereby peel off or wear off the silver glaze coating on the palm rest area?? This happened with my Sony vaio constantly keeping my hand on the palm rest area (like for e.g for typing on the keyboard) on vaio has left some stain because of the sweat of my hands on the palm rest area.
     
  2. KeegM480 macrumors 6502a

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    I have never noticed this :) Ive owned several MacBook pro's and never seen or had one do that
     
  3. Prof., Nov 15, 2013
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    Prof. macrumors 601

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    Whilst there won't be any stains there will be "erosion". Let me explain: I've had a 15" MacBook Pro for almost a year and a half. The area in which I rest my palms have become smoother and shinier than the other parts if the palm rest. The good news? This is only observable when I clean my MacBook Pro with a damn microfiber cloth. The water from the rag brings it out. When I wipe down my computer I can see a slight shine, almost oleophobic in nature. And believe it or not, it is in the shape of my outside palms. With all this being said, I see no reason to worry about this. It's is not going to ruin/damage your MacBook Pro - even if you own it for 7+ years.
     
  4. augustya thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Exactly I am talking about the same thing, The Palm Rest Area getting a little different in colour then the rest of the area because of constantly resting your Palms there. I know this may not damage the actual working of the rMBP but if I am paying $2000+ I might as well expect and want to keep it in the best looking form forever !
     
  5. Prof. macrumors 601

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    There is no color or texture difference. it's only noticeable when I get the palm rests wet when I'm wiping down my Mac. Whether you buy a $249 chrome book or a $3,000 MacBook Pro your palms are going to do this to your laptop.
     
  6. Dovahkiing macrumors regular

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    The MBP unibody finish is just anodized aluminum. It's more likely you're leaving skin oil behind than wearing the finish off.
     
  7. Prof. macrumors 601

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    This wouldn't surprise me if that's what the "shine" is. Maybe a magic eraser will get rid of it.
     

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