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MacBytes
Sep 30, 2005, 02:33 PM
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shamino
Sep 30, 2005, 03:02 PM
Interesting.

I'd be a bit concerned using something like Brasso on plastic, however.

ibook30
Sep 30, 2005, 03:37 PM
Interesting.

I'd be a bit concerned using something like Brasso on plastic, however.


Me too- I used to make picture frames for a living- and on plexi glass and lexan we used special cleaners. Using the wrong one can cause crazing in the plastic. Although - I wouldn't expect that from a yearly application of Brasso or other "wrong" cleaners. Brillianizer is a good plastic cleaner - but I did not find it effective at removing scratches.

mac-toria
Oct 1, 2005, 01:19 AM
Makes me wonder... what about all those scratch removing compounds sold for cd's? Would those work as well on iPods?

nagromme
Oct 1, 2005, 08:57 AM
Would something labeled for polishing acrylic work on an iPod? Are iPods made of acrylic? I see kits (Ice Creme or something?) are sold for refreshing iPods, but I've seen non-iPod-connected acrylic polishes that cost less and seem similar: bottles of different strength polish, all in a kit.

ibook30
Oct 1, 2005, 01:44 PM
Would something labeled for polishing acrylic work on an iPod? Are iPods made of acrylic? I see kits (Ice Creme or something?) are sold for refreshing iPods, but I've seen non-iPod-connected acrylic polishes that cost less and seem similar: bottles of different strength polish, all in a kit.

I'm not certain what the ipod is made of - but my guess is anything marketed to cleaning plastics (acrylic is plastic of course) would at least work to clean without crazing the plastic - Windex will craze plastic so will other glass cleaners. I believe it has to do with the drying agents that create the tiny "cracks" known as crazing. The polishes used ( in framing ) actually remove coats of plastic to reduce scratches. So - in theory- a plastic polish could remove enough layers to weaken the integrity of plastic / lexan. This would take a whole lot of polishin' though. I am confident there are others out there who know more on this-