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View Poll Results: Make your iPod Brushed Metal?
Yes 19 10.16%
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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 22, 2007, 09:55 PM   #13
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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 Sep 23, 2007, 06:59 AM   #14
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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 23, 2007, 08:21 AM   #15
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Err, you will have damaged the cosmetics of your iPod. They won't accept it for repair if it's damaged like that..
It's already been confirmed with Apple that it does NOT void your warranty.
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Old Sep 23, 2007, 08:47 AM   #16
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The mirror for the morning on your way to work is the best part about the iPod though! I always miss that I cannot use my Nano (2G) as a mirror.
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Old Sep 23, 2007, 10:58 AM   #17
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the mirror!!!!

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The mirror for the morning on your way to work is the best part about the iPod though! I always miss that I cannot use my Nano (2G) as a mirror.
I have a 1gen nano and what I have always loved about it is the mirror! Now I have a bigger one! I love this iPod!
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Old Sep 23, 2007, 11:25 AM   #18
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I have a 1gen nano and what I have always loved about it is the mirror! Now I have a bigger one! I love this iPod!
I know, right? It's kind of sad, but it wasn't even really a joke!
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Old Sep 23, 2007, 12:02 PM   #19
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I too use my ipod as a mirror. After I eat I check my teeth. If I don't have my iPod on me or if I want to be more subtle I use a silver card case that carries my business cards. Either way people laugh their asses off at me but frankly it'd be more embarrassing to have **** in my teeth. (and yes I carry dental floss with me too) I'm a teeth girl!

But on post...I wouldn't do that to my iPod even though I do have scratches on my (damn agent 18 case).
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Old Sep 23, 2007, 01:23 PM   #20
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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   #21
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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   #22
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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   #23
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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   #24
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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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Old Jul 26, 2008, 04:20 AM   #25
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Steel wool would make it look even cleaner buy it at any hardware store, it will come with different types of grades FINE to Course, course will give you less line so go somewhere in between, works way better than a sponge
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