Best Way to Protect against iPod scratches?

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  1. swahilibill macrumors 6502

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    What is the best protector against iPod scratches, thanks,
     
  2. Sepulchre macrumors member

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    One of the case's such as those supplied by Apple now would do the job.

    Pitty they weren't around sooner though, as mine's now scratched to bits :(
     
  3. swahilibill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    brilliant, I meant like the iPodwrap or whatever, and that was not funny but good try ass
     
  4. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    You could give me the iPod :)

    I think like death, scratches on the iPod are inevitable (how on earth do you spell that ;)) You could make it have a slightly less scratched back by buying a leather or similar case, but I am not sure how good they are ;)

    Ensign
     
  5. mischief macrumors 68030

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    There's always the old standby's:

    Duct tape for all you Norms out there. Black Gaff for the Techies.:D ;)
     
  6. iwantanewmac macrumors 6502

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    Re: Best Way to Protect against iPod scratches?

    Let it stay inside the box in wich you bought it and don't use it art all!
    :)
    hehe
     
  7. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    Getting rid of scratches.

    I don't know much about protecting against scratches ( You should take a look at MY iPod!), but I do know that wood polisher for tables and such will go a very long way. For all of you who did not know how scratch prone these are, go try it out. It won't make it new, but then again it doesn't cost $299 to do, more like $2.99 :) .

    If there are any more suggestions on ridding iPods of those terrible scratches post 'em here, we're all in this together.
     
  8. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    damn, i got a new ipod and the protector and it still scratched. apple has to make less fragile products!!! as for gettign them out, maybe an iron? It would melt the plastic enough so the scratches would go away. Its an untested idea. Ive seen it work on wood before, so maybe a low setting iron might fix plastic aswell.

    Tell me what u think
     
  9. MacMaster macrumors 6502

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    Do not do that to your ipod!!!:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  10. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    there has been crazier crap done. maybe someone will test it out.
     
  11. Sepulchre macrumors member

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    Anyone know of any methods to remove or reduce the scratches to the front or back of the iPod.

    If you reference any products for this, can you supply a UK version please :)
     
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    well, if we all lived in a cartoon world, and had silky smooth skin, and silk underwear, we could carry our iPod's like this :eek: :D :p :cool:
     
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    How badly is it scratched? I remember the day took my iPod out of the box, it was so clean and new. Now though it is rather different looking. However, I say just use it, even if you get it looking like new again won't it not like new after a while.

    The thing I am most interested in protecting is the plastic over the screen.

    Since this is about fixing iPod scratches what's the most drop that you've done.

    I've dropped mine twice, once half a meter onto the corner of my wooden chair and of another seat onto carpet. Only noticeable thing afterwards was that the scroll wheel was rather loose.
     
  17. swahilibill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    no it does not have a display cover
     
  18. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    that is cool, if i got back into scatebording i would definetally but that deck, just because of the ipod
     
  19. Rajj macrumors 6502a

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    Too late for me!!!:p
     

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  20. MacMaster macrumors 6502

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    :eek: :eek: :eek: What have you done to that poor iPod!?:eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  21. Rajj macrumors 6502a

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    I go mountain bike ridin', so it's only been dropped..... 20 times or more!!!;) :cool:
     
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    A fine argument for a Titanium iPod. :p :D
     
  23. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    Fine arguement for Apple actually stepping up and making their product less fragile. i mean, how can something be a portible device if its too fragile to be used w/o a heavy duty carring case that takes all the joy out of the creative styling.
     
  24. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

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    Go to iPoding.com. They have (as well as someone here) mentioned that wood and/or car polish will work on minor scratches on the plastic. On the steel back, however it's a bit tougher.

    A guy at ipoding.com sandblasted the back to make it matte. While i don't recommend it, it's a possibility.
     

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