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Shieldzone and the discoloring

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markdk86 Calculating status...
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Jun 19, 2006 7:47 AM
If you got the full body shield for the white macbook before laying hands on it wouldn't it prevent the discoloring ?

Just wondering....
  • RSpaight Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jun 19, 2006 9:03 AM (in response to markdk86)
    From what I've seen, the ShieldZone product only covers part of the palmrest assembly (one square on each side of the trackpad), leaving quite a bit of it exposed. The pics I've seen of the discoloration show it in all areas of the gray material, so it seems that it's not a complete solution.

    It's really sounding like everything made from that gray plastic needs to be replaced to truly fix the problem. But mine is still fine, so I can only speak in hypotheticals...
    PowerMac G5 2x2GHz, MacBook 2Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • ArchUrban Level 4 Level 4 (1,160 points)
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    Jun 19, 2006 1:33 PM (in response to markdk86)
    you didn't really take closed to look at them. there are three options you cn choose. standard, full cover, bottom.

    1. standard: cover top, palm rest, trackpad
    2. full cover: top, palm rest, trackpad, bottom
    3. bottom: bottom only.
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  • Tecbim Calculating status...
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    Jun 26, 2006 6:51 AM (in response to markdk86)
    So has anyone heard any further details whether or not it does cover the palmrest? I've heard the palm rest IS covered but that it leaves a slight lining around the side which is not covered but whether this is a large portion I do not know but if anyone has tried or knows anyone that has or even seen one can you pls let us know how it goes as I'm very ineterested in purchasing the complete body kit for mine.
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  • Larry_Rymal Level 2 Level 2 (255 points)
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    Jun 26, 2006 8:01 AM (in response to markdk86)
    If you got the full body shield for the white macbook
    before laying hands on it wouldn't it prevent the
    discoloring ?


    Theoretically, yes. The poster who claimed the discoloring occured after applying the shield recanted a bit and said that discoloring was already occuring, prior to the shield's application. I purchased the shielding, and placed it on my MacBook and my MacBook is still stain-free. It is slightly over four weeks old.

    Regarding the coverage area. The most important areas to cover are the palmrests. The shields for this area are almost too large, not allowing much "wiggle room" when you install. They don't overlap anything boundaries, though. You will have full palmrest coverage area. As mentioned earlier, make sure you clean - clean - clean the plastic prior to applying and liberally use the spray-on lubricant.

    Apple used the shiny white plastic for the clam shell, so scratches on that can be easily buffed out using an automotive buffing compound. But, I still elected to get a kit that included the top or the bottom. Why? Because I wanted extra material. I cut 1/2" wide strips with a paper cutter (not scissors!) and installed protection on either side of the keyboard.

    This is a good thing. It is a bit rubbery, but so far, no staining for me.>
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  • 5thirtyone Calculating status...
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    Jun 26, 2006 10:52 AM (in response to Larry_Rymal)
    Just to follow-up, yes there was prior discoloration, but not under the spot that pictured as proof. I should also mention that a friend of mine purchased a MacBook and applied the clear shield one week after purchase without any signs of discoloration. Over the weekend, he noticed subtle yellowing on some areas.

    This is not a widespread issue and is most likely isolated ansd something that should not be worried about. I feel as though I am beating a dead horse with this one so I leave with that.
  • kehaze Calculating status...
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    Jan 4, 2007 1:33 PM (in response to markdk86)
    You guys looking for a right product, for MacBook palmrest protection, why not try Marware? or invisiblemacmate . never tried marware but quite afraid of this result.

  • Dom_Harrington Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
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    Jan 4, 2007 1:38 PM (in response to Larry_Rymal)
    What is an automotive buffing compound?
    Can this really buffer out the small scratches?
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  • Anren Calculating status...
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    Jan 5, 2007 2:55 PM (in response to markdk86)
  • U.C.L.A Calculating status...
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    Jan 8, 2007 6:47 PM (in response to markdk86)
    Let me tell you from my experience with palm cover. I bought the apple marware palm cover. It's like a rubber padding with sticky on the back you apply to the lower part of your macbook. It is fairly precise in fitting around the trackpad and the notebook itself. I can already see shades of build ups as our hands are naturally dirty. I wash my hands at least try to, before using the macbook but its inevitable. IT DOES help and prevent oil and dirt. I also recommend keyboard cover and trackpad. Its worth it if you wanna keep your macbook in prestine condition.
    Macbook 1.83ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.8)

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