Silver sharpie to fill in scratches/chips?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shazaibahmad, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. shazaibahmad macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2014
    I have chipped the edge of my macbook pro, the chipped area is very small, about 2mm in radius on the under side of my lid (when opened). Along with another (quite unnoticeable) graze as well.

    I was thinking of buying a silver sharpie and filling it in, if it would help it be less noticeable (as it's currently a black dot on the edge due the paint coming off, so I thought although it won't completely get rid of the mark, it might make it a lot less noticeable if I filled it in with a silver marker or something.

    I was thinking along the lines of this:

    Any advice would be appreciated. I'm usually super careful with my macbook and I still have no idea when this happened or if it was even me who did this (thanks to my siblings), so I'm a bit annoyed about it being there and although I'm know nothing can be done a part from dishing out tons of a cash to get it fixed (which I'm not prepared to do), I'd rather lessen its affect.

  2. tayluftwaffel macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2014
    I think you will be running a fine line between making it look better and making it look worse. If I could make a suggestion, and please feel free to ignore it, but instead of using a sharpie, which could make it look awful (imagine getting a permanent scar on your body, and trying to cover it up with a skin-colored tattoo), or you can get a sticker or something to place overtop of it? (Getting a regular tattoo, which is a little bit of a better fix?) Or thirdly, just accepting the blemish as not an infraction against your physical appearance, and just allowing it to be as it is. Technologies get dinged up, and so do our bodies. Its not something that makes you any less of a person to have a laptop that has a ding.
  3. shazaibahmad thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2014

    The problem is I can't use a sticker. It's right on the edge of the lid. :(
  4. tayluftwaffel macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2014
    Then I would probably advise letting it stay as it is. The sharpie has a very strong chance of making it look worse. Up to you, dear :p
  5. shazaibahmad thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2014
    Decisions, decisions.

    Has anyone tried anything similar?
  6. FrozenDarkness macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    yes it looks worse

    if it makes you feel better, the second ding will feel much less worse
  7. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    Is this an aluminum MacBook Pro? If so, there is no paint: It's solid aluminum. It's silver all the way through.

    The "black dot" is likely dirt, dust or foreign paint/material embedded in the scratch/hole. Try cleaning it out?
  8. shazaibahmad thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2014
    Thanks for that, I cleaned it out using a microfibre cloth and cotton buds, it's almost unnoticeable now.

    I'm thinking about keeping my case on from now on, do you think it's worth it? Or shall I keep it off, as it might scratch the service due to dust.

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