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ColorEnvy offers iPod front-panel refurbishing service

ColorEnvy has announced an iPod front-panel refurbishing service. “Do you have a badly scratched front panel, can’t watch videos or view your pictures? ColorEnvy can get rid of those nasty scratches on your iPod and make the front panel look like new again,” says the company. “ColorEnvy uses the latest technology and newest techniques to apply a flawless finish to your iPods front panel… we will remove the scratches and apply a scratch resistant coating to keep it looking new.” The refurbishing service costs $20.

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in other words, a bit of displex and an iGlaze, at a stupid price, and you lose your iPod for a while, and it could break in the post! 

I’ll stick with home solutions, Moshi’s iGlaze is the daddies!

Posted by Andrew Garnett on May 12, 2006 at 11:22 AM (CDT)


I’ve been waiting for a review of the iGlaze. Is it worth the money?

Posted by egross on May 12, 2006 at 1:19 PM (CDT)


As the president of ColorEnvy I would like to weigh in on Andrew Garnetts comment. ColorEnvy offers a service that most people cannot do on their own, we use an automotive finishing process, and apply a thick layer of hard clear coat to the front panel of the iPod.  We understand their are numerour polishing products out there that can take care of small scratches but our service is capable of taking care of large nasty scratches and dings. Try our service today and I garauntee you will be amazed at what we can do.

Posted by casey on May 12, 2006 at 11:53 PM (CDT)


casey, how scratch resistant is the coating? Is it still wise to use a case/film shield after it’s applied or is it ok just left alone?

Posted by roboto on May 13, 2006 at 12:59 AM (CDT)



It is still recommended that people employ some form of protection. While the coating we apply is stronger than the original it is still not impervious to scratching, there is no way to completly prevent scratches, but we offer as much protection as possible and continue to work on ways to make it even better.

Posted by casey on May 13, 2006 at 1:54 AM (CDT)



How strong exactly, is it the same kind of coating that automobiles use? A relative gauge of protection would be helpful.

Posted by mash on May 13, 2006 at 4:41 AM (CDT)


Does this service void the warranty of the iPod?

Posted by connor on May 13, 2006 at 9:56 AM (CDT)


Scratches are one thing, will the service repair something like, oh say, a very bad mishap with a Dremel tool and buffing compound that more or less melted some divets in the surface?

Posted by Code Monkey on May 13, 2006 at 10:44 AM (CDT)


Code Monkey,

We at ColorEnvy are not miracle workers, that being said, we can take careof some pretty nasty stuff, however if we get something in that we dont feel we can do we let the customer know. I would be happy to take a look at a picture of the damage if you wanted to send me a picture.


This service does NOT void the warranty, as my technicians dont take apart the iPods.


“How strong exactly” hard to answer, its an acrylic based clear coat so its stronger than the original surface, but still not impossible to scratch. We are not making your iPod invincible for $20.00, butr do make it look damn nice.

Posted by Casey on May 13, 2006 at 12:06 PM (CDT)


Sounds like ColorEnvy’s kind of like the Rhino Bed Liner of the iPod world, only nicer and more refined-looking. Might be worth taking an unscratched, new iPod and having this treatment done from the very start, before any scratches occur.

CM: just what have you been doing to your iPod??? And here I thought my 3G drop-kicking was evil abuse…


Posted by flatline response on May 13, 2006 at 12:17 PM (CDT)


Cool stuff, I’d definitely consider sending my iPod in for this. Still waiting for a company to just release a whole new front panel that is more durable, though (maybe brushed aluminum like the mini, that’d be hot).

Posted by tiuk on May 13, 2006 at 6:27 PM (CDT)


Can the clear coat be applied to the back as well? Extra cost?

Is the clear put on the touch wheel? I particularly don’t like a glossy surface for the wheel as it gets sticky.

Is there a way to resurface the wheel so that it has its original sand blasted matte feel?

Posted by ebpsi2k on May 14, 2006 at 2:02 PM (CDT)


We can definitly do the back as well, the cost would be the same as the front. As far as keeping the wheel matte that is not a problem, although we have received numerous compliments on how good the clear coat looks on the wheel. I will check with the techs concerning refurbing the finish of the wheel, we have never done that, but if there is enough demand we will figure our a way to do it.

Posted by Casey on May 14, 2006 at 7:22 PM (CDT)


Hey - if your iPod is less than 6 months old (as are most video models) just shoot it back to Apple under warranty repair, and BAM, you get a refurbed unit back in return.

Best part - it’s FREE.  When the time comes, I’d happily make use of this service.  I’ve wasted $20 on various polishes to date and never been satisfied.  Once mine gets banged up, it’s on its way.

Find a solution for the chrome backside, and you’ve got a real winner.

Posted by Tintin on May 14, 2006 at 10:26 PM (CDT)


This is what I did to my iPod:

Casey, any hope for this?

Posted by Code Monkey on May 14, 2006 at 11:31 PM (CDT)


That is an url up there, btw, just copy and paste it to see the carnage :)

Posted by Code Monkey on May 14, 2006 at 11:34 PM (CDT)


Code Monkey, we could definitly take care of a lot of the surface area ( wouldn’t be “perfect” ) and obviously the huge gouges in the sides are pretty much permanent. The improvement we could make to that would be huge!

Titntin, your theory isnt bad, but if there is nothing “wrong” with the iPod they are not going to give a replacement. ie. if you send in a fully functional unit with scratches they are just going to send it back, and forget it if there is even the slightest dent on the case. Trust me, I offer this information from my experience with my partners over at ipodmods. Who deal with out of warrant or warranty refused units on a daily basis.

The only true way to have a perfect iPod is to never take it out of the box.

Posted by casey on May 15, 2006 at 8:43 PM (CDT)


Casey you still in business clicked the link and go daddy pops up? hmm?

Posted by Beat on May 8, 2011 at 8:40 PM (CDT)

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