For those of you who need a temporary "case" and don't care about air bubbles...

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  1. matt912836

    matt912836 Member

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    I just got done shrink-wrapping my iPod, and other than the billion air bubbles, it's not that bad for something that will keep me scratch free until I buy a case. All you need is a ziplock bag and a hair dryer or stove flame. Just put the iPod in the bag, point the hair dryer at it or hold it safely above the flame, and work it until you get it right. It might take a few bags and it would be smart to test it first with a similar shaped object to get an idea as to how the bag reacts to the heat. As long as your not putting your iPod in the fire you'll be fine. It takes seconds for the bag to shrink so you'll be fine. I'll post some pics of how mine came out.
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    Direct heat like that isn't a good thing to put your iPod through. Makes more sense to just stick it in a sock or something.
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    interesting, in for the pics
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    I didn't care how it looks right now since I won't really be taking it outside other than the gym, so I left a lot of extra plastic on that back corner. It was fine so I didn't want to mess it up and start over again. When the screen is actually on you don't notice the bubbles at all.

    Also, the plastic reacts to very low heat so theres no real chance of it damaging the iPod. The plastic would start to smoke and burn and would take a while before anything bad is done to the iPod.

    If you care about the bubbles and wrinkles and have a hair dryer, check this out:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeY9jGIRUjg&feature=related
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    Uhm could you make a video on how to do this? I cannot imagine how on earth it would turn out like that!?
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    lol, I would never to that to my iPod. Too many chances of things going wrong. And if there are a few scratches on the back, so what? It's going to live in a case its whole life so that doesn't matter.
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    ya know, as long as it doesnt scratch the back much or damage the ipod due to heat, which i agree with you as plastic wrap does react to low heat, thats a pretty smart idea.
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    A good way to minimize/eliminate bubbles on the screen is saran wrap. Wrap it then seal it in the back with a little heat.
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    You're an idiot if you burst your iPod screen in direct heat. Why not just use those regular food cover plastic and it sticks easily too.
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    The irony is that you're going to scratch the ipod in the process of removing the shrink-wrap.

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