Prep Your iPod for Armageddon

Prep Your iPod for Armageddon

Step 2: Trim the Template


Grab our first-generation nano template, open it in Preview (/Applications), and print it on plain 8.5-by-11-inch paper (in the Print dialog, uncheck Scale To Fit if you need to). Cut along the outer lines to trim the template, then trace the pattern onto the Scotchgard with a ball-point pen. Lay the Scotchgard on a phone book or other surface that you can cut into and use a new X-Acto blade to carefully cut the pattern out of the Scotchgard. Take your time and use a ruler or other hard edge for a guide on the straight cuts; we found it nearly impossible to cut a smooth circle around the clickwheel and made a series of little cuts instead - lots of little cuts.


Our template is only a guide - modify it to suit your tastes (or other iPods).


Step 3: Scrub-a-Dub, Redub


Thoroughly clean the iPod with a microfiber cloth, chamois, or other soft cloth. Stash the iPod somewhere clean while you prepare a solution of 1/2 cup of water and three drops of liquid dishwashing soap. Now thoroughly wash your hands - if you're a mechanic or gardener, use a scrub brush to get all the gunk out of your fingerprints. Scotchgard can suck grime out of the cleanest-looking fingers, so wash again - and still be careful handling the film.


Clean your 'Pod first, then wash your hands - twice.






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