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How to Remove Scratches from Aluminum Laptop & Macbooks

Remove Scratches from Aluminum Laptop
Written by Sophia Loren

To keep the aluminum laptops away from scratches is nearly impossible.

You have to take care of it from the first day by putting on a protective cover or keep in it’s terrible but, It is still inevitable to save it from scratches here and there.

It can be frustrating to have a scratched laptop it gives a clumsy look. Do not worry here are a few simple and easy ways to remove those nasty scratches.

Remove Scratches Using Scratch Remover:

Remove Scratches Using Scratch Remover
Buy a scratch remover it is in the form of polish.
Clean the surface with a soft lint-free cloth where there are scratches.
Now put polish on the scratch surface. Rub it on in a circular motion on the surface. Along with the circular motion apply an ample amount of pressure as well.
You have to repeat the process more than once I will suggest repeating until you feel it has worked the best for you.
The polish work best on uncolored scratches, not black scuff marks, but they won’t erase all traces of a scratch, although they improve the appearance.

Removing Scratches With Plastic Polish:

Removing Scratches With Plastic Polish
If you cannot find the scratch remover, then the plastic polish is your friend it will do the job of smoothing the surface of the laptop.

Clean the surface of your laptop thoroughly with a solution of water and dish soap and dry it with a lint-free cloth/ linen.

Put the polish on the cloth and slowly rub it on the lid. Make sure you cover all the surface and rub it in every direction to make the surface smooth again. Now clean the surface with a clean cloth.

 

Car Scratch Remover:

Car Scratch RemoverYou can also use car scratch remover as well. It is the fastest and easiest way.

Check it first by using a cotton bud with the scratch remover and then the rubbing compound against a small hidden part of your laptop to see if it works for you.

The car scratch remover can be a little harder for your laptop surface so I would suggest to use it on the smaller surface for a trial. If you are happy with the result, then go for it.


Toothpaste:

Toothpaste

Yes, you read it right toothpaste can erase the small minimal scratches. You have to use actual toothpaste, not gel-based toothpaste.


Here is how this method works:

  • Take a small amount of toothpaste on a cotton ball or a clean, soft cloth.
  • Gently rub it in circular motions on the surface until you see the scratch go away.
  • After this, wipe your screen with a slightly dampened cloth to remove toothpaste residue.

Magic Erasers:

Magic Erasers

Magic eraser works like wet sandpaper. It may not look very abrasive, but actually, it is to be very gentle while using this product. Try to use round motions and apply gentle pressure to smooth out any scratches. It is the perfect size to maneuver around on the crevices to get out small scratches.
You can use this method to erase the scratches from your MacBook.

Baking Soda Method:


Baking soda can use as a scratch remover

(Editor Tip: For this method, you be using water to make the mixture so be careful not to damage the device with water)

Here is how this works:
Take two parts baking soda and one part water in a bowl.
Mix until it becomes a thick paste.
Apply the dough to a clean, soft cloth and gently rub in a circular motion on to the scratches.
Now wipe your screen with a fresh, slightly dampened cloth to remove any excess from the surface.

I hope you have found a solution to your problem. I have mentioned many options. I would suggest that you try the home solutions first then go for more market products. Whatever method you are seeking, make sure you do not damage the laptop.

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