iPod touch A Way To Get Rid Of The Engraving???

starwars246

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hey all, does anyone know a way you can wipe off or get rid of the engraving on an ipod touch please? thank you
 

Vigilante

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If you deface your serial number on the back, it can not be sent in for repairs. I don't know a way to get rid of the laser etching, but many people bring a brillo pad to it.
 

starwars246

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actually no, but i want to sell mine to get the new one, but i had it engraved, so i need to get it off to boost the price for it

i take it bleach wont work?
 

MattZani

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Bleach removes stains and bacteria.

iPods are laser etched, melting away a design (In simple terms.)
 

MacBoobsPro

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You can't get rid of an engraving unless you scratch away the rest of the surface either physically or chemically which will possibly reduce resale value even further.

Let the buyer know it has an engraving and leave it up to them to get it off. That way if they mess it up its nothing to do with you.
 

Apple Ink

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I agree with Boobs (that sounded fun ;P)! Its best you leave it to the buyer! If the message is too personal... consider getting it etched locally and make a design out of it! Other than that.... one of the more complex and expensive ways is re-chroming which should be prioritized even below 'Not Selling'!
 

MacBoobsPro

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I agree with Boobs (that sounded fun ;P)! Its best you leave it to the buyer! If the message is too personal... consider getting it etched locally and make a design out of it! Other than that.... one of the more complex and expensive ways is re-chroming which should be prioritized even below 'Not Selling'!
You could of gone 'gangsta' and said "I'm feeling Boobs". I always get a tickle out of it. :D
 

MVallee

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If it is essentially scratched into the back, why not try Brasso? I used that on previous iPods to remove scratches from being in my pocket and it worked well. You just need a good cloth and lots of elbow grease.
 

econoline06

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actually no, but i want to sell mine to get the new one, but i had it engraved, so i need to get it off to boost the price for it

i take it bleach wont work?
lol, man, you think taking a brillo pad is going to help with the price? People aren't going to want to pay any more for an iPod that has huge brillo pad scratches all over the back of it. If you planned on selling the iPod you shouldn't have ordered it with engraving man.
 

starwars246

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I agree with Boobs (that sounded fun ;P)! Its best you leave it to the buyer! If the message is too personal... consider getting it etched locally and make a design out of it! Other than that.... one of the more complex and expensive ways is re-chroming which should be prioritized even below 'Not Selling'!
It has my full name and the names of my 2 dogs...
 

hogfaninga

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Next time don't get it engraved if you plan to sell it. Just sell it cheap and take you losses or keep it. I would never buy a personalized engraved one unless it was sold at a huge discount.
 

Bodah

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My friend's girlfriend bought him a 32 GB touch and had it engrave with
"Dave I will always love you"

She after she ordered it she found out that he really wanted a 160GB classic, but couldn't cancel the order because of the engraving. So now they have an Touch that is forsale.
 

hogfaninga

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My friend's girlfriend bought him a 32 GB touch and had it engrave with
"Dave I will always love you"

She after she ordered it she found out that he really wanted a 160GB classic, but couldn't cancel the order because of the engraving. So now they have an Touch that is forsale.
Tell her to find a more grateful boyfriend.
 

Lesser Evets

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The only semi-decent way to 'get rid of engraving' is to get it blocked out by engraving everything down to a rectangle of discolored metal. It'll look like someone ripped it off, but that's the breaks.