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    cosmetic damage to bracelet question

    I've been working on my macbook pro, and evidently the solid metal construction is solid enough to put scratch marks on the part of the bracelet that rubs against the computer palm rest. Can this be buffed out, is there anything I can do to touch it up?

    Usually I work on a bluetooth keyboard, but I'm remote this week so Im working on just the computer itself.

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    Re: cosmetic damage to bracelet question

    Green scotchbrite is your friend. I even keep a bit in the office drawer for touch ups of the PO's clasp at work. OCD much?
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    Re: cosmetic damage to bracelet question

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy250 View Post
    Green scotchbrite is your friend. I even keep a bit in the office drawer for touch ups of the PO's clasp at work. OCD much?

    You mean the yellow sponges with the green top part?

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    Re: cosmetic damage to bracelet question

    They are ok yes but proper scotchbrite pads are a bit coarser.
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    Re: cosmetic damage to bracelet question

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    They are ok yes but proper scotchbrite pads are a bit coarser.

    ok. Im nervous something coarse is just going to take more metal off.

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    Re: cosmetic damage to bracelet question

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    ok. Im nervous something coarse is just going to take more metal off.
    You won't move much metal with a plastic scourer. The coarser grain preserves the brushed finish better than the finer ones which start to polish it rather than refinishing it.
    I was tentative at first but it's not an issue once you get used to doing it.
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    Re: cosmetic damage to bracelet question

    Wanted to update, I only had the yellow sponge, so I used that, and it removed the scratches. However, the treated links now look more "matte" and less shiny than the other links...any way to restore their luster

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    Re: cosmetic damage to bracelet question

    I feel your pain on this one. The MacBook Pro's aluminum case and bracelets definitely don't play we'll together.

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    Re: cosmetic damage to bracelet question

    I have used some 3M pads from a "car lens polishing kit" with good results. This kits typically comes with 3 different pads from fine to coarse, I´ve used the medium coarse to refinish the brushed aluminum look on some of my cheaper watches with very good results, maybe some day I´be brave enough to try it on one my PO which also have those annoying scratches from working on the computer (I´m also a macbook user)
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    Re: cosmetic damage to bracelet question

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy250 View Post
    Green scotchbrite is your friend. I even keep a bit in the office drawer for touch ups of the PO's clasp at work. OCD
    much?

    ....OCD, not at all Chris, that's the kind of thing i'd do!
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