Best way to artificially produce scratches on back?

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  1. JamieCase, Nov 18, 2011
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    JamieCase macrumors newbie

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    This may sound like a weird request, but I recently bought a second hand touch 4g. It has only a few weird spots/scratches, but quite frankly I think it looks ugly. I want to scratch the whole thing so it looks like a regular iPod Touch used for more than a year without a case, even it all out so to say, I actually really like the scratched look for some reason.

    Of course I don't want to scratch it too deep, so if anyone knows what the best way to achieve this would be I'd appreciate it! Sandpaper maybe?

    Jamie
     
  2. fabian9 macrumors 65816

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    I think I remember somebody saying they used steel wool to get a nice uniform scratched look?
     
  3. JamieCase thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks fabian9. Was it the hard or softer kind?
     
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    Before you do it. COVER THE CAMERA WITH TAPE!!! Or else you'll have a scratched camera
     
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    I couldn't possibly tell you I'm afraid, haven't tried it myself. If you do do it take some photos and let us know how it went!
     
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    The Wire Brush

    Will do the job, that's where the term brushed alloy came from...There is a knack to it though, slow steady and not too hard should produce the effect your after.

    If you can get piece of aluminium to practice on first, that's the way to go. As posted above COVER THAT CAMERA UP with tape before you start.
     
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    I don't know why Apple has not adopted the brushed aluminum look - it hides finger prints and scratches and looks great. I guess you are more apt to buy the latest model if your's looks old and scratched up.:confused:
     
  9. JamieCase thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the answer everyone, especially the camera suggestion as I'd most likely scratch it!

    I'll be getting a steel brush tomorrow and try things out
     
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    just take it outside to the sidewalk and rub it around
     
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    And here I thought you were trying to fool someone into thinking you'd gotten some action.
     
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    Well up where I live its freezing. Wouldn't want to go outside. :)
     
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