Need to know how to remove scratches from matte laptop cover? Then you have come to the right place.
- Use Plastic Polish – Can get in any hardware store or Amazon. Mix with water to create paste, use cloth to rub the scratches and wait for laptop cover to dry out
- Use Toothpaste – Simply put a small amount of toothpaste on the scratch directly and rub in circular motion
- Use Baking Soda – Mix the basking soda with some water to create a thick paste, rub it with a microfiber cloth directly on the scratches until gone
- Use Metal Polish – For aluminum cases only, this product will add a layer of coating to hide the scratches
- Use Magic Eraser – Another product that is ready made, just place some of the paste on microfiber cloth and rub the scratches from the case
- Lemon and Baking soda – Homemade remedy that can work, pour baking soda on a slice of lemon and rub the scratch with the lemon and let dry
Getting a new laptop is a wonderful feeling. However, after a few weeks or months, you might see that scratches appearing here and there on the casing of the laptop and it’s annoying.
This is not good for the appealing look of your favorite laptop. Thus, we have jotted down this post to tackle this issue regarding laptop cover scratches. Yes, there are a few ways you can remove scratches from the laptop cover.
Let’s dive right in…
Disclaimer: These are some of the most common ways you can remove scratches from your laptop cover. But you should be careful while following the methods we are going to explain down below. If you accidentally damage or harm your laptop or any other product by following the steps described here, Tech 25 is not responsible in anyway.
How to Remove Scratches from Matte Laptop Cover
Types of Scratches and Different Laptop Cover Materials
Before we begin with the tutorials, you should be familiar with various types of scratches. Generally, we can divide scratches into 2 categories that are:
As the name suggests, minor scratches are the most common type of scratches you will find on your laptop. Also, it will be very easy to remove these type of scratches.
On the other hand, there will be major scratches. Chances are you could remove them most of the time, but not all the time.
There could be some very deep scratches that would be very hard to remove. However, we will also provide various means to try to remove this type of scratches.
Along with that, it is also true that the case of the laptops is made using numerous types of materials as well. Among them, the manufacturer uses plastic or polycarbonate in most of the budget-friendly laptops.
On the contrary, on some high-end laptops, you will find aluminum or metal casings. As a result, you will also have to use different kinds of scratch removing solution for different materials.
How to Remove Scratches from Plastic Cover
Plastic laptop casings tend to get minor scratches on a regular basis. Even if you try to avoid it, it is not entirely possible.
There are multiple ways you can try to remove the scratches from your plastic laptop cover. Let’s take a look at those…
Required Cleaning Materials
|Baking Soda and Lemon
Removing Minor Scratches from Plastic Laptop Cover
You might be wondering how does toothpaste going to help you remove scratches. But it does work.
Everybody has toothpaste at their disposal. So, the first method you can try to remove minor scratches is to use toothpaste.
Simply take a pea-sized drop of toothpaste on a soft cloth or cotton ball. Then rub the scratches in a circular motion.
Do this until the scratch disappears. Finally, ripe the laptop cover using a damp cloth – not wet – to remove the residual toothpaste and wait for it to dry.
Using Baking Soda
Baking soda is another common ingredient you will find at your house. Now, if you have baking soda at your disposal, you can use the baking soda to remove scratches from your laptop as well. Simply, mix the baking soda and a few drops of water.
To be precise, you can mix 2 parts baking soda and 1 part water. Now, create a paste using the mixer in a bowl.
Take the paste from the bowl with a microfiber cloth or linen cloth or cotton ball. Then gently run on the scratched surface in a circular motion until the scratch is no more.
After that, you will have to use a paper towel or piece of cloth to remove the excess water and residue of baking soda from the laptop surface.
Removing Major Scratches from Plastic Laptop Cover
Using Plastic Polish
You will find plastic polish in any hardware or online store like Amazon. It is very much affordable as well.
And, this product works great in removing scratches from the plastic surface. Here’s how to use plastic polish to remove scratches.
Steps to Follow
- Mix any dishwashing soap with lukewarm water (normal water would do as well) and make a paste
- Now, use a microfiber cloth to take the paste to clean the laptop cover. That way any dirt will be cleaned up from the laptop cover
- Then wait until the laptop cover dries up. Or you can use a piece of cloth to escalate the process
- Next, take a small amount of plastic polish on a microfiber cloth and start to rub on the scratches gently
- If it is required apply a bit more polish until the scratches go away
- Wait a bit until the plastic polish get absorbed by the laptop cover
How to Remove Scratches from Metal Cover
Typically, you will find laptops with metal body if you spend a bit more than usual.
They use various types of metals on a laptop like aluminum, stainless steel, chrome, bronze, etc. However, in most cases, we see that laptops are made with an aluminum case. It is because aluminum is very lightweight yet very sturdy.
Now, for removing scratches from metal surfaces, you can use any metal polish scratch remover.
You will find these products online or offline in any hardware store. However, we should also mention that the price of this type of scratch remover is a bit high.
So, if you don’t want to spend this much there are other cost-effective methods out there.
Using Metal Polish
The metal polish product would actually be a type of special form of a paste. When you will use this, it will work as a coating to hide the scratches.
Simply, take a clean microfiber cloth and fill the piece of cloth with a small amount of metal polish.
Then rub it over the scratched surfaces gently. You will see that the scratches started to disappear. So, do this until all the scratches are gone.
After that, you have to wait a bit until the paste sits really well in the scratched areas. If you want you can also apply a second coat over the scratches to make sure the job is done perfectly.
Using Magic Eraser or Scratch Removers
There are various types of scratch removing kits are available in the market.
These are also sometimes known as magic erasers. Remember that this type of scratch removers are available for different kinds of metals. So, first, check what type of metal cover your laptop has.
And, then buy the appropriate type of scratch removing kit. All of these kits come with a proper instruction manual. You can follow that to remove the scratches from your laptop with a metal body with ease.
Other Cost-effective Methods
As you can see that all of these methods are a bit expensive. And, sometimes you might not find a good quality metal polish or plastic polish in your local area. In that case, you can try the toothpaste and baking soda method.
We have already described the methods in a step by step manner above. So, you can follow the steps from the instructions above.
However, here is an additional one. In this method, we will be using baking soda and lemon slice. So, pour a little bit of baking soda on a bowl. And, cut a slice of lemon.
Now, coat the lemon slice with the baking soda. Next, rub the lemon slice over the scratches repeatedly. You can also squeeze the lemon slice a bit to release a drop of lemon juice in the mix.
You can repeat the process until the scratches are all gone. Also, you can use multiple slices of lemon if there are a lot of scratches. After that, you should clean the residue with a microfiber cleaning cloth or paper towel.
Tips on Removing Scratches from Matte Laptop Cover
Removing scratches from the laptop is not that hard. However, we should be a bit careful in the process so that we don’t damage our laptop.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind while attempting to remove scratches from your laptop cover.
- Never use excessive water
- Avoid using a very wet cloth. The cleaning cloth should be damp, not wet
- Try not to spill any liquid inside the laptop or near any openings
- Always use a clean piece of clothes for the cleaning process
- Don’t go overboard with baking soda or toothpaste, start small
- It is better to use a laptop cover or sticker to prevent any future scratches
Protect your laptop from future scratches
After we learned how to remove scratches from your laptop, it’s a good idea to figure out how to prevent new scratches from happening, or at least, minimize the chances of it.
The most obvious way to protect your laptop from scratches is to use a soft or hard cover case. You simply put the laptop inside when it’s not in use and it will protect it from scratches when it’s placed in the bag or carry it in your hands.
Another thing to look out for is to NOT place your laptop near sharp objects like car or house keys that can easily scratch it.
You can never avoid scratches 100% – but these easy tips will reduce the amount by a lot.
It is inevitable that your laptop cover will take some scratches from time to time. But it ruins the fresh look of your precious laptop.
The best way to tackle this type of issue is to prevent getting scratches on the laptop surface from the first time.
However, if you are not able to do that, we have shared multiple ways to remove scratches from matte laptop cover in this post. We hope this will help you to give your laptop a new look.
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