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View Poll Results: Make your iPod Brushed Metal?
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 07:36 PM   #1
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Who's going to brush metalize their iPod Touch?

Who is going to take the green side of a sponge to the back of their iPod? You can make a nice brushed metal effect that doesn't show scratches or fingerprints.

Example on regular iPod:
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 07:52 PM   #2
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i did this to my 5G. except i had it against the wall, so that when i stroked the scotch brite over the back, the lines stayed striaght.. the picture you posted shows lines going crooked. ewww.
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 07:56 PM   #3
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Who is going to take the green side of a sponge to the back of their iPod? You can make a nice brushed metal effect that doesn't show scratches or fingerprints.

Example on regular iPod:
even with the crooked lines I think it looks nifty
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 08:16 PM   #4
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No way...I like the shiny surface even though it scratches easily
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 08:16 PM   #5
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Looks good but I won't do it.
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 08:32 PM   #6
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Kind of cool but I can't get over the fact u r damaging your iPod. I voted no.
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 08:55 PM   #7
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maybe it'll be a good side project to do once the scratches start showing up.. but for now... you gotta love the smooth virgin sweetness.
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 09:00 PM   #8
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I did this with my nano, but I'm still undecided wether to do it to my touch. Its scratched on the back already (only have had it for 3 days) so I probably will do it eventually.
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 09:05 PM   #9
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Who is going to take the green side of a sponge to the back of their iPod? You can make a nice brushed metal effect that doesn't show scratches or fingerprints.

Example on regular iPod:
Wow... that looks great. How'd you do it exactly?
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 09:12 PM   #10
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Wow... that looks great. How'd you do it exactly?
i think with a scotch brite sponge on the rough side. the sponges used to clean dishes
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 09:24 PM   #11
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i think with a scotch brite sponge on the rough side. the sponges used to clean dishes
Dang... this is going to make my invisible shield pointless.
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 09:49 PM   #12
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this doesnt void the warrenty in any way right? like if you drop you ipod and it stops working and you need to send it in to get fixed?
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Old Sep 23, 2007, 06:59 AM   #13
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this doesnt void the warrenty in any way right? like if you drop you ipod and it stops working and you need to send it in to get fixed?
Err, you will have damaged the cosmetics of your iPod. They won't accept it for repair if it's damaged like that..
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 09:55 PM   #14
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I love this place but some of you ought to get a life. This is the most ridiculous poll I have ever seen.
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Old Jul 26, 2008, 07:09 AM   #15
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I love this place but some of you ought to get a life. This is the most ridiculous poll I have ever seen.
Then don't vote.
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Old Sep 3, 2012, 05:48 PM   #16
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I love this place but some of you ought to get a life. This is the most ridiculous poll I have ever seen.
Sellitman, it has nothing to do with "getting a life". When people pay as much ad $400 for these things, it is natural to want to keep it scratch-free. If you bought a new car and just driving it down the road and air scratched the clear coat, would it piss you off? And I know a car is much more expensive but that's beside the point.
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Old Sep 3, 2012, 07:31 PM   #17
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Anyone tried this with an iPad 3 or iPhone 4S?
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Old Sep 3, 2012, 08:30 PM   #18
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Just did this to my 2nd gen iPod Touch. It actually looks much better than that reflective stuff that always becomes a mess to look at after a bit of use. The only bad part is I sort of went off to the side at the bottom with each stroke.
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Old Sep 3, 2012, 09:09 PM   #19
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Sellitman, it has nothing to do with "getting a life". When people pay as much ad $400 for these things, it is natural to want to keep it scratch-free. If you bought a new car and just driving it down the road and air scratched the clear coat, would it piss you off? And I know a car is much more expensive but that's beside the point.
Nice necro for a 4 year thread
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Haha as soon as I saw this thread I grabbed my old iPod classic 4th gen, removed all of the internals, and used a fine sandpaper on it. It looks snazzy now! The only thing is that doing this only covers up the old scratches going the direction you are -- and old scratches going the other way still show up.
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Old Sep 23, 2007, 01:23 PM   #21
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I might do it in the future, when it is already covered in prints and scratched up. Looks really cool!
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Old Oct 11, 2007, 09:51 PM   #22
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does anyone have high quality photos of a brushed metal ipod touch? I'm debating whether to brush metal my ipod or to order an invisible shield or a body guardz
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Old Oct 11, 2007, 10:06 PM   #23
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That actually doesn't look all that bad. I might consider doing that once the scatches start appearing
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Old Oct 11, 2007, 10:09 PM   #24
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hmm looks ok, although i kinda had my ipod engraved ... wonder what it would do to that !...
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Old Jul 26, 2008, 12:52 AM   #25
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I did it with My Ipod touch! My back was like brand new, No scratches at all!
But I tried it and my results were great. I think I might even prefer this backing instead of that mirror chrome backing.
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