How to Fix Scratches on a MacBook Pro

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You spent a lot on your MacBook Pro, and you likely want to keep it looking as nice as possible for as long as you can. However, no matter how careful you are, it's hard to avoid the occasional scratch on the aluminum body or screen, even on a well-built product like the MacBook Pro. Unfortunately, there isn't an easy homemade MacBook aluminum scratch-repair solution that will make your laptop look brand new, but a MacBook Pro scratch remover can help reduce the visibility of the scratch, although it likely won't make it go away completely. When it comes to the screen, there is a homemade remedy.

Remove Scratches From Aluminum Laptop

If you need to remove scratches from an aluminum laptop body, you probably need to purchase a special solution. First, try cleaning the area using a damp, soft, lint-free cloth. The scratch could be superficial, and this action may be enough to remove it in a matter of seconds. If the scratch remains, you need to purchase a MacBook aluminum scratch repair product like MacBook Scratch Remover from The Safe Apple. You can also use Meguiar's ScratchX 2.0, which is designed for cars but can work on the aluminum body of the MacBook Pro as well.

Remove Scratches Using Scratch Remover

Once you have the MacBook Pro scratch remover, find a soft, lint-free cloth that you can use to apply the solution to the aluminum case. Wipe the MacBook in circular motions, applying plenty of pressure. With MacBook aluminum scratch repair products, you usually need to use multiple coats; one swipe won't cover a scratch. These types of products work best on uncolored scratches, not black scuff marks, but they won't erase all traces of a scratch, although they improve the appearance.

Remove Scratches From MacBook Screen

When you're searching for how to remove scratches from an aluminum laptop, the body may not be the only concern. If you get a scratch on the MacBook screen, you'll be equally annoyed. There is a MacBook Pro scratch remover for your screen, but it's more of the homemade variety. You need toothpaste, a soft toothbrush and a soft cloth to get started. Gently spread the toothpaste using the toothbrush and then polish the screen with a soft cloth.

Protecting Your MacBook Pro

The best thing you can do to keep your MacBook in tip-top condition is to protect it. You can buy MacBook cases to protect the outside, as well as skins and wraps that cover every surface area, including the keyboard. For the sensitive Retina display, a screen protector can keep scratches away and even prevent breaks if you drop your laptop at some point.

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