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About The iPod Nano. It was engraved....
Posted by: microchip13
Date: February 07, 2006 06:58PM
Well, the iPod nano that I probably will buy has one problem.

It was engraved with their name and phone number. Not a big deal, but not pleasing nontheless.

The thing is, "was". It looks as though he pretty much went to scratch it off, and while most of the engraving is no longer there, tons of scratches remain.

Is there anything I could do short of buying a new back casing to polish it up and make it look fine?



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Re: About The iPod Nano. It was engraved....
Posted by: ajakeski
Date: February 07, 2006 07:04PM
Are they chrome plated or stainless steel? If it's chrome, you're out of luck. If it's stainless, you can polish it out with the proper tools.
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Re: About The iPod Nano. It was engraved....
Posted by: rgG
Date: February 07, 2006 07:08PM
I would pass on this one Chip. I don't think you would ever really get it all out with polishing, but that is just my opinion. I haven't actually tried it with a Nano.





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Re: About The iPod Nano. It was engraved....
Posted by: microchip13
Date: February 07, 2006 07:10PM
I have absolutely no idea what it is.



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Re: About The iPod Nano. It was engraved....
Posted by: microchip13
Date: February 07, 2006 07:48PM
After some searching I believe it's Stainless Steel.


The scratches don't appear to be mega deep, but they are still there.

Any suggestions as to what I should do?



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"...but I think that to make your dream a reality, having a dream itself is a mandatory prerequisite"
From A Book: Walking Through The Impossible

Just because it has two clutches, shifts faster, uses a torque converter or has near-infinite gear ratios, requires less driver intervention and is more efficient doesn't make it better in my opinion.
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Re: About The iPod Nano. It was engraved....
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: February 07, 2006 08:02PM
Punt . . .



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Re: About The iPod Nano. It was engraved....
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: February 07, 2006 08:04PM
Just put it in a case/cover
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Re: About The iPod Nano. It was engraved....
Posted by: Mac-A-Matic
Date: February 07, 2006 08:32PM
Get some steel wool and make the whole back case brushed.
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Re: About The iPod Nano. It was engraved....
Posted by: microchip13
Date: February 07, 2006 08:36PM
I was thinking of that.

I'm not sure how it'd all turn out. The scratches are deep enough to take out the engraving and I can feel the with my fingernail.



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"...but I think that to make your dream a reality, having a dream itself is a mandatory prerequisite"
From A Book: Walking Through The Impossible

Just because it has two clutches, shifts faster, uses a torque converter or has near-infinite gear ratios, requires less driver intervention and is more efficient doesn't make it better in my opinion.
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Re: About The iPod Nano. It was engraved....
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: February 07, 2006 09:08PM
microchip13 Wrote:
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> Well, the iPod nano that I probably will buy has
> one problem.
>
> It was engraved with their name and phone number.
> Not a big deal, but not pleasing nontheless.
>
> The thing is, "was". It looks as though he pretty
> much went to scratch it off, and while most of the
> engraving is no longer there, tons of scratches
> remain.
>
You sure it isn't stolen?
Why would anyone scratch the crap out of it?
It would have sold better if it wasn't scratched.
Sounds hot.

You can get the scratches out, but they are very deep, by the time you get them out, the metal might be too thin. If you want to pursue the scratch removal, look for tips on the web for removing scratches from stainless steel car trim. A new back will be cheaper.

BGnR


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Re: About The iPod Nano. It was engraved....
Posted by: microchip13
Date: February 07, 2006 09:10PM
It wasn't hot. That was my big concern especially since he even had paint on it.

I can still read most of the engraving, just not clearly. It is his name, and I see no reason why someone would get an iPod and engrave it with someone elses name.



I havn't handed over the money yet, but that doesn't mean I can ruin it.

Is there anything that I can try?



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Security is just a word. The act of being secure is entirely different.
"...but I think that to make your dream a reality, having a dream itself is a mandatory prerequisite"
From A Book: Walking Through The Impossible

Just because it has two clutches, shifts faster, uses a torque converter or has near-infinite gear ratios, requires less driver intervention and is more efficient doesn't make it better in my opinion.
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/07/2006 09:11PM by microchip13.
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Re: About The iPod Nano. It was engraved....
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: February 07, 2006 09:14PM
Wet sand, buff.

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Re: About The iPod Nano. It was engraved....
Posted by: Michael
Date: February 07, 2006 09:51PM
Reduce the price enough to buy a new back.
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Re: About The iPod Nano. It was engraved....
Posted by: microchip13
Date: February 07, 2006 10:00PM
It already is $150.

I don't want to spend too much. I can't afford to if I go for it.






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Security is just a word. The act of being secure is entirely different.
"...but I think that to make your dream a reality, having a dream itself is a mandatory prerequisite"
From A Book: Walking Through The Impossible

Just because it has two clutches, shifts faster, uses a torque converter or has near-infinite gear ratios, requires less driver intervention and is more efficient doesn't make it better in my opinion.
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Re: About The iPod Nano. It was engraved....
Posted by: rexrzer
Date: February 07, 2006 10:22PM
So you're sitting on someone else's tainted goods. What a stupid thing to do! Why in the world would that person deface the back so carelessly...makes me wonder *how* he treated the Nano.

Did you make sure it works fine?

I don't know about this one 'Chip. If that were a cell phone and I was you advising me to buy it or not, I'd definitely say Pasadena on it.

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Re: About The iPod Nano. It was engraved....
Posted by: microchip13
Date: February 07, 2006 11:19PM
It Works fine. Visually, it's not bad, but it needs some polishing.

I just did a bit, brasso + hand and finally dremel.

It's the scratches that are over the engraving.

It's also the fact that it's his name that's engraved, if it was something like w00t! I'd go for it.


Arrg. For $150, I'm not sure.



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Security is just a word. The act of being secure is entirely different.
"...but I think that to make your dream a reality, having a dream itself is a mandatory prerequisite"
From A Book: Walking Through The Impossible

Just because it has two clutches, shifts faster, uses a torque converter or has near-infinite gear ratios, requires less driver intervention and is more efficient doesn't make it better in my opinion.
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Re: About The iPod Nano. It was engraved....
Posted by: microchip13
Date: February 08, 2006 07:33AM
Any more advice?



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Security is just a word. The act of being secure is entirely different.
"...but I think that to make your dream a reality, having a dream itself is a mandatory prerequisite"
From A Book: Walking Through The Impossible

Just because it has two clutches, shifts faster, uses a torque converter or has near-infinite gear ratios, requires less driver intervention and is more efficient doesn't make it better in my opinion.
Save The Manual Transmission
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Re: About The iPod Nano. It was engraved....
Posted by: spacescape
Date: February 08, 2006 07:46AM
Walk away... you already have a 5 gig iPod... I'm sorry, but really, just wait until you can get a 4 gig refurbished for $150-$200 w/ 1 year warranty.

Bill
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Re: About The iPod Nano. It was engraved....
Posted by: ArtP
Date: February 08, 2006 11:38AM
A friend used this on his iPod, for the front plastic, said it worked great.

[www.noscratch.com]

Not sure how it will work on the back.

Last resort is to buy a cool case for it so you can't see the back.
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Re: About The iPod Nano. It was engraved....
Posted by: spacescape
Date: February 09, 2006 02:44PM
So, what did you do?

Bill
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