ipod scratches

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  1. dorqiekat macrumors 6502a

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    Is there anything that would get rid of the scratches on the ipod? I doubt it, but it's worth asking.

    Kat
     
  2. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    there are millions of products that claim to do this, although i don't know any links..... try running a search through google....
     
  3. virividox macrumors 601

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    ipodlounge has tips on how to do it

    some ppl say toothpaste

    but i havent tried it
     
  4. joshua_msu macrumors regular

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    My screen is pretty scratched up. Im sure PDA screen protectors would prevent this, but is there any way to get rid of them on the screen?
     
  5. James Craner macrumors 68000

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    I have a 3rd gen iPod that had a large scratch on the display. I used Brasso (Metal polish), following advice on another website, and it worked a treat. The screen looks brand new.
     
  6. dorqiekat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks everyone! I'll be getting icleaner as soon as I can. Very excited to get rid of the blemishes. :D
     
  7. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    You can do the following -

    1) Get a effing sleeve/case and put it on your new pod right out of the box if you don't wanna scratch it up.

    2) If you don't wanna look like a geek w/ a rubber around your pod, buy it from BB w/ the warranty, so when you scratch it up, you can return it for a new one. Rinse and repeat until they drop you or warranty ends.
     
  8. Steven1621 macrumors 6502a

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    BEST and CHEAPEST way

    Rub your ipod on you forehead. the natural oils will make it look as good as new. trust me on this one.
     
  9. raynegus macrumors regular

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    Oh man, just don't sell it to me on ebay.
     
  10. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    LOL, niiiice.
     
  11. Inkmonkey macrumors 6502

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    I wonder how many people you've made try this now. I also wonder how many people will admit that they've tried it.
     
  12. yg17 macrumors G5

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    i tried it and it didnt work
     
  13. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    ROFL!!
     
  14. Steven1621 macrumors 6502a

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    dude i'm telling you. it works well. i have keep my ipod looking new from it. obviously it won't work for deep marks, but for the typical surface marks it is great.
     
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  16. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    Does it actually cover that?!?!
     
  17. paxtonandrew macrumors 6502

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    Will any of the products also not remove the writing on the back of the iPod? I like the writing on my iPod, and would not feel right buying a product that removes the writing almost killing the resale value of the iPod in one fell swoop. Anywho, i was thinking of using an automotive polish, like the one i use on my car for the metal, and just Brasso or something like that for the plastic.
     
  18. zv470 macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't use toothpaste... its much to strong an abrasive. I used it years ago to get some tarnish off some cheap silver looking cups... made them nice n shiny... but after a few shines it wore right through . :eek:
     

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