Make a happy Book

Posted by: iProd

Make a happy Book - 11/23/05 07:25 PM

Hey, my iBook is almost coming to it's 1st boughtday, and I was thinking of spiffying it up a bit. Does anyone know a safe way to buff out scratches on my iBook and have it keep that awesome Apple sheen to it? Thanks
Posted by: destructospin

Re:Make a happy Book - 11/23/05 08:06 PM

you dont wanna do more than buff it?
aww gee whiz wally!
Posted by: oojacoboo

Re:Make a happy Book - 11/24/05 01:28 AM

people use brasso on ipods, should work on he ibooks too wink
Posted by: iProd

Re:Make a happy Book - 11/24/05 06:12 AM

destructospin wrote:
Quote:
you dont wanna do more than buff it?
aww gee whiz wally!


I don't have money for what it really wants: RAM and a larger/faster hd frown
Posted by: whitlock

Re:Make a happy Book - 11/24/05 10:37 AM

You should take it out on a date. I know iBooks love coffee houses!
Posted by: anil8tor

Re:Make a happy Book - 11/24/05 10:49 AM

Whitlock said "You should take it out on a date. I know iBooks love coffee houses!"

Just make sure it has a hot spot! wink

Post edited by: anil8tor, at: 2005/11/24 18:50
Posted by: oojacoboo

Re:Make a happy Book - 11/24/05 10:56 AM

you gotta wine and dine before you go looking for that hot spot
Posted by: modyourmac

Re:Make a happy Book - 11/24/05 01:08 PM

if I were gonna buff the scratches out of something, I'd be using a random orbital buffer and some meguiars polishing compound. But thats pretty hardcore. easier would be to pull the plastics off, remove the apple logo (it comes out) and then wet sand the plastics with 1000 grit sanding film. that'll take the surface down and clean up the scratching. course, it may need a litle polish to remove any swirling, but you should get a decent shine.
Posted by: JediJoker7169

Re:Make a happy Book - 11/24/05 03:24 PM

What about getting scratches/scuff marks off of a PowerMac G4 case? And an AlBook G4?
Posted by: destructospin

Re:Make a happy Book - 11/24/05 08:40 PM

it's not a matter of want, it's a matter of NEED
i sound ridiculous
Posted by: maestro

Re:Make a happy Book - 11/25/05 01:29 AM

Brasso is for the metal part, not the plastic, that may melt it. The powerbooks are painted, so you would need touch up paint. Not sure about the new ones though.
-maestro

Post edited by: maestro, at: 2005/11/25 09:30
Posted by: oojacoboo

Re:Make a happy Book - 11/25/05 01:36 AM

well, maestro, I know thats its intended use, but have a look at this,

http://todd.dailey.info/archives/2005/09...-can-of-brasso/
Posted by: JediJoker7169

Re:Make a happy Book - 11/25/05 08:56 AM

Are you sure they're painted? It looks more like texturized aluminum... I have a fatty rub mark on the bottom, and it doesn't look like a patch of missing paint: it looks like a spot where the aluminum got detexturized.