Scratching a black ipod nano

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AP_piano295, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    so the ipod nano comes in black and original white. Well heres my problem the black is suposed to scratch but it looks cool as gang busters. My question is how do you like the looks of the white and how does its scratchability compare to that of the black nano.

    Id love an opinion from someone whos seen both in actual use.
     
  2. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    My white Nano has lots of scratches. They both scratch very easily. Its gonna be one of those 'You're damned if you do, damned if you dont' type of deals. Just get what you like best.
     
  3. xyouxfailmiex macrumors member

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    its funny i was at the apple store picking up something and there was a lady buying an ipod...and someone cams eup to her and was talking about some of the cons to them ...she then asked the slaesman about scratching and he showed her both (one that was his i suppose that he had on his armband thing....) and then another one was a co workers of his..) one white one black...the black looked far more beat than the white did....i guess it just shows up better
     
  4. Bubbasteve macrumors 65816

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    Just go with the black if you like the look of them. I have a white nano and the screen already has a couple of scratches on it. Both will scratch either way, so you might as well go with the one you like the best, which is the black
     
  5. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    If you're worried about scratches, definately get a case, and put the nano in, even before it touches your pocket. Otherwise, it's like asking whether a black car or a white car can hide sledgehammer hits better.
     
  6. AP_piano295 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    its not so much im afraid of it scratchingitsmore that Id like to know is scratching is less noticeable on one or the other.

    also how do scratch removers work? case u havent guessed I dont really want a case Im getting a nano for 50% style 50% functional the zen icro I got for xmas wasnt wonderful no audible support :mad:
     
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  8. AP_piano295 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    wooooooooord
     
  9. matticus008 macrumors 68040

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    Well the scratching is more noticeable on the black ones, definitely. That's because scratches in transparent plastic take on a whiteish tone, and the contrast with the black makes them stand out.

    Scratch removers basically work by melting the plastic on the surface and smoothing the rough, jagged scratch surface so that it becomes more of a shallow area than a scratch, which because the depth of the scratch is so small, it'll just look new again. Don't worry about the "melting"--it's only a very small layer that is affected. If you can't feel the nick in the surface caused by the scratch, you've got a good chance of getting it out.

    Other scratch removers actually add a layer of polish, covering the scratches so they're no longer on the surface, which changes the way light is reflected and reducing their appearance. These are often less effective.

    That's a gross oversimplification and isn't entirely accurate, but that's the gist of many of those products.
     
  10. AP_piano295 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    actually thats kinda cool melting your ipod sounds fun :D
     

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