How can I get rid of scratches on aluminium mbp

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Hi everybody
I've got a bad scratch on my aluminium macbookpro.
Is there a way to get rid of it?
some say to buy a sticker for it, but I'm looking for a way to repair it.
here is the pic
thanks

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there's ways to get rid of some scratches..that one looks fairly deep though and most things you need to apply a decent amount of pressure and a compound so wouldn't work probably on a computer
 
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no dear it is not possible to repare it,
if yiu try to repare this type of damage it can be harm for your mp...
so best solution for it is to buy a sticker for it or leave it as it is......
take care,
 
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Try to match the color of the aluminum with an fine art marker/pen. Of course make sure that the pen/marker is both permanent as well as made to work with metallic objects.

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Get a colored or smoke Speck cover. Once it's on and the Apple logo lights up, you might be the only one that knows the scratch is there. Any attempt to fix the scratch might make it look worse or more noticeable.
 
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The unibody MBP base is machined out of a billet of aluminum, however I am not certain about the screen side. If it is anodized, then compounding it will probably make it look worse over time because slightly abrasive compound will take off the micro-thin anodize coating that is kind of etched into the surface. That looks like a serious gouge, so I even doubt that compounding it would help. Get one of those tinted hard covers and it might not be so obvious.

Would be nice to know if the aluminum is anodized though.
 
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i agree with the speck cover solution, get a smoked skin and your good to go =D
 
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Thank you all.
Using a fine art marker is an attractive idea but as it seems the safest way is to cover it with sticker or smth. I'll talk to a chemist about effects of using the marker and will write the result here.
Thank you again
 
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You could try the colored car polish.... just test it on a tiny section on the corner, or a scrap bit of metal that looks as similar as possible.
Even better, you could go to an apple genius bar or authorized repairer, and ask them for a damaged casing off someone else's repair that they have left over after replacement.
 
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that scratch is too deep... and it's near the mac logo...i wouldn't recommend u to do anything massive to it...for u know it might just do more damage... if it's at other spots, u can try to sand the area and polish it with bras-so/ auto-so metal polish...

i agree with the others on getting a sticker/ skin or get a protective shell for it... like :

http://s2.thisnext.com/media/230x230/Carbon-Fiber-Macbook-Skin_5E4CB303.jpg


this looks pretty cool too...

Or customs

MacStyles | Customizable skins made exclusively for MacBook, MacBook Pro, Powerbook and iBook.

on 2nd thought... just the sticker/Skin... shells are no good for MBP... it traps the heat of MPB causing it overheat....
 
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Use fine grit sandpaper in a circular motion over the scratch.

jk.... :)
 

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