If you’re looking for a way to remove the ‘shine’ from the back of your iPod, here’s a solution for you. I came across a website in which someone brushed the back of the iPod to give it a different look and take away the shine (and the fingerprints).
They say it takes about an hour and some patience to get the job done, but it’s doable. All you have to do is set your ipod face down on a gripped surface (one idea was to flip a mouse pad over) to keep it from moving. Next, take a sponge with the rough side facing down and stroke the back of the iPod in a vertical direction. Obviously, you’ll want to keep stroking in the same direction. When you’re working on the sides and the top and bottom, use a piece of electrical tape to run around the edges on the front to keep it protected. Just keep working it with the sponge until it looks the way you like it.
This sounds like a simple way to get rid of the annoying finger prints. It seems no matter what I do to keep my iPod clean (and unscratched for that matter), somehow it never works. I have yet to try this solution out for myself, but I’m considering it!