Do you think it would work on the iPod shuffle?

Posted by Magic Rabbits on June 16, 2005 at 5:04 PM (PDT) Comment 1

I wanted ice creme to be great, but the review of it kept me from buying it. I'm so glad that they've made it work. do they sell it at Apple Stores?

Posted by jmaurand on June 16, 2005 at 5:09 PM (PDT) Comment 2

Did you try it on the glossy plastic of the shuffle?

Posted by mattwardfh on June 16, 2005 at 5:13 PM (PDT) Comment 3

Yes, it does work with the shuffle. In abbreviated testing, Ice Creme A removed bigger scratches from the shuffle but left very small hairline-type scratches behind. Continued polishing with Ice Creme B might improve this, as we noticed that it made things a little better after 10 minutes of application. We did not try it on the shuffle's gray plastic portions, though.

It's not sold in Apple Stores to our knowledge, only online through Radtech (and perhaps other retailers).

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on June 17, 2005 at 12:47 PM (PDT) Comment 4

I was satisfied when I used iCleaner a year ago, but the process left very fine circular "swirl marks" on the front of the iPod, which are visible when you reflect light off the plastic.

Does this new version of Ice Cream provide a finer polishing of the acrylic plastic, resulting in something closer to the original iPod factory finish?

Posted by Ned5555 on June 17, 2005 at 6:02 PM (PDT) Comment 5

Do the A or B forumlas work on the screen, or just the white surface?

Posted by stevenbdjr on June 18, 2005 at 1:10 PM (PDT) Comment 6

Does the M version polish the metal back in a way that does not leave circular swirl marks?

Posted by dewarner on June 18, 2005 at 3:10 PM (PDT) Comment 7

The formulas work on the entire iPod - front and back, clear, white and metal. The M version doesn't leave circular swirls, or does the A when used with B.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on June 18, 2005 at 10:53 PM (PDT) Comment 8

I am mistaken, or is this product not currently featured on RadTech's website? I see the original version, but not the new one reviewed here. Any idea on a street date?

Posted by VelvetHammer on June 19, 2005 at 8:50 AM (PDT) Comment 9

Ned: I'm going to have to update my original comment on this topic. Several days after application and cleaning, light circular swirls are now evident on both the front and back of the test polished iPod - they may have been initially masked by something (wax?) in the polish, but are definitely apparent now in certain light. While the iPod does look a lot better than it did before (as shown in the pictures), it's still not perfect. Additional Ice Creme B application will likely resolve the swirling on the unit's front, but whether continued use of M would remedy the back is unclear. Expect further comments on this in the near future.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on June 20, 2005 at 12:17 AM (PDT) Comment 10

I called RadTech and was told that the new formulation that Jeremy reviewed should be available in a couple of weeks. Apparently jeremy's review came out sooner than they had expected and they are currently in the process of updating the inventory and website.

Posted by Jim Barker on June 21, 2005 at 9:58 AM (PDT) Comment 11

A list of retail outlets carrying RadTech's products can be found at

Posted by Murloc on June 27, 2005 at 3:41 PM (PDT) Comment 12

will this work as well on my ibook, too?

Posted by jmaurand on July 2, 2005 at 8:27 PM (PDT) Comment 13

I'm going to buy a cleaning product for my iPod and I must decide between iCleaner and IceCreme2... at the end, which one do you recommend me?

Posted by Yumi on October 12, 2005 at 12:00 AM (PDT) Comment 14

I was wondering, if i use the ice cream2 scratch remover on my iPOD Photo that i got from colorwarepc would it still work or would it screw up the finish of the iPOD due to the clear coat that was added to the front?

Posted by maddhatter0311 on November 9, 2005 at 6:47 PM (PDT) Comment 15

Will this work good on the iPod black nano?

Posted by Nickwi2600 on December 19, 2005 at 11:22 PM (PDT) Comment 16

Yumi, I'd recomend IceCream2. I've heard various reports about iCleaner that keep contradicting themselves.

Nickwi2600, it's "will this work WELL..."

And the answer is yes. The top is the same as the white one, so there will be no affect in outcome, how ever things may look different due to the surface.

Thank you for this Report!

Posted by RndmManiak on January 9, 2006 at 11:22 PM (PDT) Comment 17


I bought ice creme 2 for my new ipod becasue upon taking the ipod out of its packing it got scratched magically (I have not even used it yet). So I got Ice creme becasue I wanted to make the ipod perfect again and then I would protect it by putting into my new iskin.

Ice Creme will NOT return the ipod to is original shine. It will disguise any other scratches you have by producing millions of small scratches so as to blend all the flaws.

The product does work but don't expect amazing results, just plan on and very different finish to your ipod after you are done using it.

Posted by brunot99 on January 16, 2006 at 7:43 AM (PDT) Comment 18

What about cases? I have the iskin evo3 and my screen ha s a scratch on it....pretty annoying to look at the screen with it. Will this get the scratch out of the screen for my evo3?

Posted by jeh5035 on January 18, 2006 at 7:33 AM (PDT) Comment 19

Update; The ice cream 2 worked on reducing scratches, however if you angle it it shows "swirl lines" which are in one direction. I think it may have to do with the fact that the 5G ipods don't use the B solution and you polish then with just a wet rag (they suply).

I'd still recomend it, however if you're looking for something... stronger that MAY return it to a higher gloss, I'd keep checking the forums, and Brasso seems to be a favorite.

But under my new iSkin, the iPod looks fresh and new!

Posted by RndmManiak on January 19, 2006 at 9:21 PM (PDT) Comment 20

Does the use of Ice Creme A and/or M dull the white logos on the metal back of the ipod?

Posted by hypothetically29 on June 13, 2006 at 9:42 AM (PDT) Comment 21
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