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Old 04-10-2010, 04:26 PM   #1
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Polishing the MacBook w/ Adam's (56K Warning)

Yup.. I got a new MacBook back in January, and after just 4 months of useage; its filled with marring, scratches and hazing.. I decided to get out my Adam's goodies and give my MacBook the love it deserves. I used:

Adam's Detail Spray
Adam's Fine Machine Polish
Adam's Americana
Adam's 4" White Spot Buffing Pad
Adam's True Blue Microfibers
12v Rotary Drill

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Here's the initial inspection:




Our tools to be used:


After wiping down the surface with Detail Spray, I applied FMP with a white 4" pad via a rotary drill:



After removing the FMP; Inspection:



Applied 2 coats of Americana:



And here's our completed product:




My Mac looks brand new all over again.. Steve Jobs would be proud!

I do want to make something very clear. These products are not intended for use on electronics or non-clear coated surfaces; you do so at your own risk.
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:36 PM   #2
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very nice. funny, i was actually thinking of doing the same to the back of my iphone, then i dropped it and broke the screen. bought a new one, but will remember this when its gets messed up.

and no junkman, i won't be doing the two bucket wash on my iphone to avoid scratching ;-)
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:53 PM   #3
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So I'm assuming it passed the baggie test? No clay bar? j/k
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:01 PM   #4
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The surface was smooth with no bonded contaminants due to lack of outdoor exposure. However damage occurred by careless owners and numerous baby bottles sitting atop of it.
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:56 PM   #5
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you have too much time on your hands, LOL It looks good
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:41 PM   #6
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Considering where I work... this isn't a bad idea to keep in mind!
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:30 PM   #7
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So how well is it repelling the rain?

Looks good man.
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:27 AM   #8
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So how well is it repelling the rain?

Looks good man.


More for baby vomit protection
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Old 04-11-2010, 04:33 AM   #9
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hahaaha.. Only you. Think how much better it'd have looked had you used Zaino On a side note, you're a Mac man????
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:35 PM   #10
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hahaaha.. Only you. Think how much better it'd have looked had you used Zaino On a side note, you're a Mac man????


I got tired of the Microsoft FAIL that was windows Vista and I'll never look back. And Zaino would have just covered the imperfections, I wanted them fixed
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I got tired of the Microsoft FAIL that was windows Vista and I'll never look back. And Zaino would have just covered the imperfections, I wanted them fixed
But Windows 7 is here...it's ok to come back toward the light now. As much as you paid for the Mac it should come with it's own polishing crew.

Did you send those pics to Adam? He'd probably get a kick out of it.
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We can install Windows on our Macs we simply chose not too
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But Windows 7 is here...it's ok to come back toward the light now. As much as you paid for the Mac it should come with it's own polishing crew.

Did you send those pics to Adam? He'd probably get a kick out of it.
I did post the pictures over at adams forums. with as much money as I spent on maintenance of a PC you can buy 2 macs. Not to mention the constant worry about virus' and spyware, seriously I wish I would have switched sooner. Vista crashed my $1500 tower 5 times in a year span, wiping out all of my pictures, my wifes school work, everything... This I cannot and will not forgive microsoft. If it happened once; I can forgive it as a fluke... 5 Times =
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I did post the pictures over at adams forums. with as much money as I spent on maintenance of a PC you can buy 2 macs. Not to mention the constant worry about virus' and spyware, seriously I wish I would have switched sooner. Vista crashed my $1500 tower 5 times in a year span, wiping out all of my pictures, my wifes school work, everything... This I cannot and will not forgive microsoft. If it happened once; I can forgive it as a fluke... 5 Times =
At least we agree on the important things...Adam's FTW!!!
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Microsoft to me = epic fail as of late windows 7 is a improvement but tis still not OSX. and when my adams stuff comes tuesday i'll work on my macbook. never thought of using car products thanks
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