How to Remove Scratches on a Laptop Lid

By J. Taylor Ludwig

A laptop computer is much more convenient than a desktop computer, allowing you to take your work on the go. One of the problems that occurs in moving the laptop so frequently, however, is getting scratches on your laptop's lid. The scratches take away from the attractiveness and appearance of your laptop, which is one of its appealing factors. Nevertheless, you can remove scratches from a laptop's lid using plastic polish.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup of dishwashing soap
  • Warm water
  • Bucket
  • 3 soft cloths
  • Lint-free towel
  • Plastic polish

Step 1

Mix 1/4 cup of dishwashing soap with warm water in a bucket. Dip a soft cloth into the bucket, and clean the laptop lid well; concentrate especially on removing dirt and debris from any scratches.

Step 2

Dry your laptop lid with a lint-free towel. Be sure to thoroughly dry the scratches.

Step 3

Apply plastic polish to a clean, soft cloth (not directly to the laptop lid) by pouring it on the cloth. Rub the cloth containing the plastic polish in a circular motion across the scratch. If the scratch is deep, begin polishing with a plastic polish marketed for deeper scratches, and work your way down to the next plastic polish until you finish with a fine plastic polish. For surface scratches, begin with the fine plastic polish.

Step 4

Keep rubbing the plastic polish into the scratch using a circular motion, and switch to an up-and-down motion as you finish polishing the scratch. Rub the polish into the scratch on the laptop lid until the lid has absorbed all the polish that remains on the cloth.

Step 5

Wipe all dried plastic polish off your laptop's lid with a clean cloth, and inspect the lid to ensure the scratches are gone.

Step 6

Repeat this process until all the scratches on the laptop lid have been removed.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can purchase plastic polish at most hardware and home improvement stores, as well as online.
  • You can purchase a lid cover for your laptop computer at computer supply stores, online and at some department stores.