Is the paint on the corners rubbing off on your ThinkPad?

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by sp00n, Sep 12, 2007.

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  1. chun9430

    chun9430 Notebook Evangelist

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    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
     
  2. CkoTuHa

    CkoTuHa Notebook Guru

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

    jonlumpkin NBR Transmogrifier

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    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.
     
  4. gnuh

    gnuh Notebook Consultant

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

    circuslife Newbie

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    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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