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Question iPod Classic 6th Gen ("7th Gen"/MC297) - What material is used for the metal back plate?

LMacs

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Hi All,

Firstly - didn't find a 100% fit category for this thread, please, to those who can, feel free to move the thread to a better location if there is one.

Hoping someone can provide me with what specific material the metal back plate of the iPod Classic (Model MC297) is made from - i.e Some Alluminium Alloy, Chrome Plated, Stainless Steel? And in each case what grade or category the material is - i.e 301 grade Stainless Steel, V1341 Alloy etc.

So far I haven't been able to find much on the material specifications of this part - so any help would be great.

And FYI - Specific material specs are "required" as I'm trying to customize the back plate through some process like heat treatment of anodization/dyeing.

Thanks in advance,
L.
 

TheStu

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I'm about 99% sure that it is stainless steel, but that's all I know about it. This was back before they started overtly touting the specific alloys they were using.
 

Commodus

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It's stainless steel, hence why it's shiny and scratches if you so much as sneeze at it. :p The biggest material change in the iPod classic was moving to aluminum for the front.
 

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