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Grit (alternate ending)

Just so you know, grit 600 wet/dry sandpaper (the finest grit that Bunnings stocks) is not fine enough for use on an iPod.

Before sanding and polishing Before sanding and polishing Before sanding and polishing

Not fine enough to stop work there, anyhow. What it’ll do is take out the deep scores and scratches your iPod may have accumulated over a year of sharing a pocket with your keys, with sand, with dirt, with coins, being dropped, being thrown, and all the other wear and tear that comes with the normal life of consumer electronics in the average man’s possession. It’ll replace those deep scratches with a million shallow scratches… so many that the plastic takes on a foggy, matte look. That’s where the Brasso comes in. A few minutes buffing and polishing takes out the shallow scratches and restores the screen’s once-glorious finish.

After sanding and polishing After sanding and polishing After sanding and polishing

Naturally, this isn’t going to stop me mistreating my iPod any more than I mistreat my camera or my phone. It just makes me glad I can spend a few moments grinding it down to bring out its best… same way I would a car.

Or my face. Or silverware. Or a workmate’s morale.