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LongJnSilver's avatar

Remove scratches on my macbook pro aluminum case?

Asked by LongJnSilver (27points) March 14th, 2009

scratch on macbook pro aluminum case

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Judi's avatar

maybe use the same stuff you would polish scratches fro a car with?

eambos's avatar

I wouldn’t use polish since it is a matte finish. If the scratch isn’t too major, your best bet is probably to leave it alone. You may ruin the surrounding area if you attempt to buff it out.

Curious404's avatar

Sticker over it! Solves your issue of the scratch and show others what you’re passionate about.

For what it’s worth… I’m terribly sorry about your bruise :-(

Dr_C's avatar

I’ve had the same problem with my macs…. first the G4 powerbook… now the macbook pro… i haven’t heard of anything that will wemove the scratches but will keep searching and post back.

LongJnSilver's avatar

Hi, All. Thanx for the replies. I worked on the scratch using techinques learned in rebuilding antique pipes, BUT… although 1/2 the scratch disappeared, the deeper half still mocks me.
I’ve ordered a spare lid (with Apple logo) from the States. It’s used, but pristine and was “only” $129. Yep, the $53.00 shipping kills me, but…. I WANT MY BABY-BOTTOMED LID BACK! When I’ve got it on, I’m gonna put a snap-on cover. This aluminum is just too soft to be able to keep pristine. I wish Apple had hardened the surface!
Live ‘n learn,

2dareis2do's avatar


The pre unibody macs did seem a lot tougher but have had my unibody mac for a week now and it is properly scratched up on the lid.

Look like a spare lid is the way to go.

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