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zesovietrussian
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Icon 1 posted May 15, 2006 17:38      Profile for zesovietrussian     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Just got a cheap used Nano, and needless to say, it's in fairly awful condition, hence the "cheap" part. No deep gouges or anything like that, but the entire case is pretty much covered with a whole lot of small scratches. What should I use to polish it up? I heard Brasso gives good results, but I'm a bit weary of using metal abrasive on plastic ipod casing.
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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted May 15, 2006 18:09      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Plexiglass polishing compound is probably going to produce better results than a compound meant for metal. CD polishing compounds are basically the same thing as the plexiglass ones, but tend to be more expensive by volume.

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I have read in a number of places that plain toothpaste works well. I have not tried it myself.
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T-Cut is good, it is a car paintwork restorer/polish and is designed for giving older cars that "showroom shine" and I have used it on a White iBook Lid and while it did not remove all the marks (it is too gentle for the worst ones) that plus a good silicone shine hide the marks pretty well (obviously a Nano is smaller so proportionately the marks will look worse)

Oh and don't get anything in the touch wheel...

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Icon 1 posted May 16, 2006 16:07      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
zesovietrussian_______________________In a plastic case if you had access to the various jewers rouges they would work, also baking soda on a chamis slightly wet and only finger pressure, small circlular motion.

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You can buy thoose ipod transparent casings,that make it look new, and are also very thin, so it doesnt feel like the ipod has a casing on it.
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zesovietrussian
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Icon 1 posted May 17, 2006 09:48      Profile for zesovietrussian     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
On the second thought why the heck am I so worried about it? It's a $80 beater for the gym, I have a full-size iPod Video to keep clean and spotless and worry about every single scratch I see on it. Thanks for all those suggestions though, I suppose I'll give the baking soda approach a shot, just to see if it works. If it does, it'll be intersting to see how long it takes to get back to the original scratched up state - bet it wouldn't be more than a couple days [Smile]
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Icon 1 posted May 17, 2006 10:43      Profile for canadiangeek     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
if you purchase a silicone skin for it, you won't see any of the scratches anyway.

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zesovietrussian
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Icon 1 posted May 17, 2006 22:48      Profile for zesovietrussian     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Got a can of Brasso and some polishing cloth, now my $80 scratched up Nano looks just like a $200 brand new Nano [Big Grin]
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