Rust on bottom of Surface/keyboard spline

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  1. jefhart

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    I was attaching my type cover today and noticed a thin line of what appears to be rust along the spline. I'd say it is about .25"x 3 mm. I looked at the bottom of my SP2 and noticed an identical spot where it connects. I have never had this device near liquid or humidity so I thought it might have been something else but after Googling it I found a couple people with the same problem. Apparently it has something to do with the magnets. None of those pages had any real info so I thought this would be a good place to get answers and see if anyone else is experiencing this. I will try to remember to take pics later.
     
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    I have it too!!!

    Just noticed earlier today.
     
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    Good find! Has anyone besides Great had this happen? I'm not quite sure how it rusts in the first place.
     
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    No issue on mine so far.
    All I can guess is that the paint of the magnet at the bottom is getting removed from scratches, and because it's iron, it rusts.
     
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    Here's a pic of my touch cover
    20140420_085153.jpg
     
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    WOW! that is after you cleaned it?
    I think it's a molding issue, where the magnet is too close to the plastic, where it rusts.
     
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    No, that's without a clean. When I find time I'll wipe it down and see how it comes up.

    EDIT:
    Here's a shot after a wipe. Presumably the pattern you can see is from placement of the magnets.
    20140420_155414.jpg
     
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