I really messed up my ipod a while back by trying to brush the aluminum on it. Big mistake. I did it with a dremel and I really botched the finish on it. It looked bad and the aluminum just looked cloudy instead of having that pretty brushed finish. I figured that there was nothing else that I could do, so I just hid it in my blue iSkin case. The ipod is sexy to keep hidden in a case all the time, so I decided to try out some GS27 on it. GS27 is a scratch remover for paint, plastic, and metals. You can find it online and at most hardware stores. I bought it to remove some unsightly scratches on my car and it did a pretty good job. I have so many small scratches it is going to take me forever to locate and remove them.
I have also used GS27 to remove scratches from plastic coated wood that accents the interior in my car. It worked and I got it looking new again. I decided, why not try it on my ipod? My ipod is pretty much a permanent fixture in my car; I only move it to the center console so it won’t attract thieves. I have it connected to my car stereo through and AUX input jack and it sounds excellent.
The scratches on the ipod were so bad that you could barely even see a reflection. I got out some gs27 and smeared it all over the back of the unit. I took some soft paper towels that don’t tend to scratch, and I started buffing it in a circular motion. The paper towel turned black, I am not sure if it was from dirt or it is actually taking off some of the bad finish. I wasn’t worried about messing it up because it already looks bad. After I got it buffed and polished it looked ten times better. I repeated the process about 4 times and it is starting to look new again. There are still a bunch of tiny scratches, but they could probably be removed with more buffing and polishing. I also used it on the front and on the screen. It took out a bunch of tiny scratches that were on the screen.
I also used GS27 on my wedding ring and my wife’s engagement ring. Both of the rings were restored to their original shine and luster. This stuff would also be good for removing scratches from iBooks.