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Polishing the scratches out of my old iPod. Check it out!


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Would you look at this old 4th generation iPod!  I've had it since somewhere around 2005 and can't believe it's still kicking!  Just found it again and I'd like to do something about the small scratches on the plastic screen area and metal back plate.  You can see in the pictures that most all the scratches are fairly light, but enough that they're somewhat of a bother, especially when looking at the screen.  I put some Brasso brass polish on a circular wool dremel polish pad to see what it would do on low speed, and you can see what effect it had on the back in picture 3.  I don't think this was the right direction.  Pic 4 is to show generally what condition the back is in.  Funny how those dremel marks only show up at an angle.

 

So what's the right equipment and polishing / cutting compound I should be using?  I just got a new 3" head, 8mm throw DA polisher for another project and after seeing what the dremel wool pad did I think using the DA is the way to go.

 

 

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