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Hey guys,

I will be re-finishing the steel back on my 160gb iPod classic, and was wondering if anyone knew how thick the steel was. This is a concern as it will probably be getting quite hot, and may eventually break through the steel if its too thin.

(I will be lacquering the back too)
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I don't know exactly, but its pretty thin.... I would say between 1-2mm.

I had to open my 160GB and replace the headphone jack....
 
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it should be around .021" to .040" thick. i would suggest using 500grit wet/dry lightly then 1k grit to finish it. i wouldn't worry about getting all the paint off as you can prime over it with no problems. but if you really want to get all the paint off hit it with 500 to scratch the top coat and soak it in lacquer thinner overnight. by morning it should be blistered and bubbling and falling off. how ever then you will have to prime both sides so it don't rust.
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