you just need:
a x-acto knife
sand paper #320(metal purpose)
one can of black spray and one of clear spray.
your favorite images or whatever you would like to write on your ipod!
Step 1: DISASSEMBLY IPOD MINI!
then start sanding your ipod. If you like you could just polish your ipod with brasso and it will look good too but i wanted to go a little bit further!
Step 2: CUT YOUR FAVORITE IMAGES!
after giving the first coat of black paint you gotta wait for it to dry and then give it a second coat, after it dries take out the tape and don't forget to be really careful so you won't scratch the paint!
give it two coats of clear spray, let it dry and you will be almost done, with this project.
Step 3: PUT YOUR IPOD BACK TOGETHER!
In my case i upgrade my ipod mini to 16GB with a compact flash card, there is also many instructables that will show you how to add gb to your ipod.
enjoy your hand painted ipod mini!
I am not responsible for any damage to your ipod while attempting to do this project!