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    Default Re: Is the paint on the corners rubbing off on your ThinkPad?

    I also have a pretty bad chip on the cover (goes down to the metal). It's very small and I have no idea how that happened. My T60 took a beaten for 2.5 years and the outer layer still looks better than the T400
    Lenovo ThinkPad T400 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P8400 (2.26GHz), WXGA+ TFT, w/ LED Backlight, 3GB DDR3, 80 GB Hard Disk Drive 5400rpm, 6 cell Battery

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    Default Re: Is the paint on the corners rubbing off on your ThinkPad?

    I wonder, where is that guy now who laughed at the suggestion that lenovo uses paint....where are you ?

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    Default Re: Is the paint on the corners rubbing off on your ThinkPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by CkoTuHa View Post
    I wonder, where is that guy now who laughed at the suggestion that lenovo uses paint....where are you ?
    I actually think it is the topcoat that gives the lid of Thinkpads that rubbery texture that is rubbing off. Most of the plastic/metal that is used in Thinkpads is dye-cast all the way through and thus doesn't have the problem some cheap electronics have of showing a white background when the silver paint chips off. Even after my corners rubbed off they sill looked the body of the Thinkpad, they just didn't look like the rest of the lid.

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    Default Re: Is the paint on the corners rubbing off on your ThinkPad?

    Me too. I think it's just the way it is maybe we did not notice when it first came to our hand

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    Default Re: Is the paint on the corners rubbing off on your ThinkPad?

    The clear coating on my Z61m's titanium lid seems to be rubbing off the front corner -- largely because of the way I take it off the bag. I think Lenovo added the matte clear coating on the metal lid to avoid finger print and scratch marks -- unfortunately, Titanium doesn't seem to hold any kind of paint that well (ie The chipping Tibook of Apple). Luckily though, Titanium also doesn't discolor that easily so when the chipping gets worse, I can just use a wet cloth to apply mild abrasion on the remaining patches of clear coating to reveal the naked titanium lid. Then, I'll have to worry about scratches.

 

 
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