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Old March 10th 05, 10:47 PM
 
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My old SONY receiver islooking grungy,
and I'd like to clean the case.

The last time I tried ( on a different radio )
I used Windex, and I smeared lots of the lettering.

What would clean the case, yet not affect
any of the lettering on the case ??


rj

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Old March 10th 05, 10:50 PM
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"" wrote:

My old SONY receiver islooking grungy,
and I'd like to clean the case.

The last time I tried ( on a different radio )
I used Windex, and I smeared lots of the lettering.

What would clean the case, yet not affect
any of the lettering on the case ??


Don't use window cleaner (you learned that!).

If I need to clean anything like that I generally use Fantastik, and have not
had a problem.

dxAce
Michigan
USA


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Old March 10th 05, 11:15 PM
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Hello RJ,

I keep my radios (as well as all my other elctronic equipment) covered
when not in use so they rarely, if ever, need any exterior cleaning. My
wife makes the covers. She just LOVES to do that ;-)

That said, I did clean my Hitachi KH-1108S AM/FM/SW portable radio
(bought in 1969) a couple of years ago. I used a slightly damp cloth
and soap. I was extremely careful and went very slowly. On the
serrations of the knobs, I used an old toothbrush and toothpaste. Of
course I rinsed off the soap, again with a very slightly damp cloth.
None of the lettering (ot anything else) was affected at all.

The radio came out looking like new. The trick is to take your time. Go
VERY slowly. Do NOT use "chemical" cleaners other than soap or
toothpaste (which, of course, is a soap).

I hope that helps you.

Best,

Joe

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Old March 10th 05, 11:23 PM
 
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Toothpaste can dull shiny surfaces and mar
clear plastic windows.
Cigetrette ash does a very good job when mashed
into a fine paste. It can even be used to resurface
CD or DVD disks with pretty bad scratches.
It is about the only good use for cigerettes that I
can think of. When I worked with a bunch of smokers
I gathered several 35mm plastic film canisters of
crushed cigerette ashe. Veryhandy to have around.
Terry

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Old March 12th 05, 07:03 AM
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dxAce wrote:
"" wrote:
My old SONY receiver islooking grungy,
and I'd like to clean the case.

The last time I tried ( on a different radio )
I used Windex, and I smeared lots of the lettering.


Don't use window cleaner (you learned that!).

If I need to clean anything like that I generally use Fantastik, and have not
had a problem.


Fantastik took the wood grain off the "contact" paper on my humidifier,
and removed some silk screening off one item a while back. I believe 409
didn't affect either of those two items, but did affect others. Since
I've been using Simple Green I haven't hurt anything... YET. Rule of
thumb is always to find a small area where testing won't kill anything
too badly.

(I always thought Simple Green was some idiot environmentalist crap made
of water and fish ****, good for nature but not for cleaning, because of
the name. Since I've tried it, I've found it to work better than nearly
anything else for general cleaning.)


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Old March 12th 05, 01:38 PM
 
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Good old soap and water always works.Would you take a bath in those
window cleaners? I wouldn't!
cuhulin

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Old March 12th 05, 01:46 PM
 
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And for polishing up metal radio cabinets,DuPont Number 7 Polishing
Compound is great.Don't use any rubbing compound,use the Polishing
Compound and follow the instructions on the can.You can get a mirror
finish with the Polishing Compound.I used it on my 1914 Ford T Model
car.Slow,hard work Polishing my old car by hand,but it is worth it.
cuhulin



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