Oh noes! I’ve scratched my MacBook
We know first-hand the pain of scratching a new Mac. It’s not nice. And as with any damage, prevention is easier, cheaper, and less traumatic than cure. Keep your MacBook in a protective sleeve when you’re not using it. Don’t skimp on the sleeve for the sake of saving a few pounds.
If you do scratch a MacBook Air or Pro there are a couple of things you can do, but they won’t restore your beloved laptop to its pristine condition.
Some people recommend using jewellers rouge, others suggest car polish, and some even claim toothpaste has worked for them. But scratches are grooves in the anodized aluminium, and the only way to remove a groove is to fill it or to sand down the surrounding metal – a drastic step.
A better way is to disguise the scratch, perhaps by using stickers like the ones used in Apple’s current ‘The notebook people love’ advert (youtu.be/5DHYe4dhjXw).
There’s nothing more demoralising than discovering a scratch!