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Doc. Scott
01-30-2006, 01:51 PM
So, like everyone, I scratched up my iPod Photo's acrylic screen within only a few weeks of buying it.

I've been flipping through reviews, etc. of some of the scratch-removing products out there, and have yet to find a consensus on the best one.

Everyone wants to talk about how Brasso will remove scratches from the chrome backing of the unit, but I've got my iPod in a Speck Toughskin case so the back isn't really visible.

So if we ignore what products do for the chrome/metal portions, anyone had any success with getting scratches off the screen?

Unassisted
01-30-2006, 02:00 PM
Doc, fortunately I have avoided scratches on my iPod Mini thanks to its aluminum case and the fact that I kept the plastic on the faceplate.

I have another forum that I visit for advice on all things Apple. Here's a thread with three recommended products (http://forums.dealmac.com/read.php?4,2487292,2487292#2487292). FWIW, it says that Brasso is AOK for the plastic as well as the metal.

Doc. Scott
01-31-2006, 03:26 PM
Brasso works on the front? Are you sure? I thought it was metal polish.

jmcclain19
01-31-2006, 08:14 PM
Doc - I use the Icleaner.

I got the review off of Ipodlounge where they rated it quite well

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/comments/battle-of-the-ipod-polishes-icleaner-vs-ice-creme-ipod/

There are quite a few user comments on that site about it

They also rated the Radtech stuff quite well, although I personally have never used it

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/comments/radtech-ice-creme-version-2-scratch-remover-ipod/

In general, I've found the Ipodlounge community a good way to see what works and doesn't work in regards to accessories. I've had excellent luck picking and choosing what they seem to like as a group.

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/review_grades/

Doc. Scott
01-31-2006, 08:53 PM
Doc - I use the Icleaner.

I got the review off of Ipodlounge where they rated it quite well

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/comments/battle-of-the-ipod-polishes-icleaner-vs-ice-creme-ipod/

There are quite a few user comments on that site about it

They also rated the Radtech stuff quite well, although I personally have never used it

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/comments/radtech-ice-creme-version-2-scratch-remover-ipod/

In general, I've found the Ipodlounge community a good way to see what works and doesn't work in regards to accessories. I've had excellent luck picking and choosing what they seem to like as a group.

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/review_grades/


How badly was your iPod scratched? I have heard of and perused iLounge, in particular when it came to discovering the PodUtil program that lets me take mp3s off my iPod.

jmcclain19
02-02-2006, 03:52 AM
I had a nice quarter inch scratch on the screen that it did a good job of limiting.

My screen had also gotten a little foggy over time (I've had my ipod for almost 2 years now).

The Baumer
02-02-2006, 04:28 AM
I was lucky enough to pick up some of that plastic film stuff to protect my iPod screen. It's worked great. No scratches.