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Old 12-07-2012, 12:20 AM
CJ Branda CJ Branda is offline
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SL1200 Faceplate Cleaning

Hi all,

Just picked up silver SL1200 in reasonable condition and wondered how best to spruce up the faceplate. Of course there are a few bumps and scrapes as expected but I was wondering what best to use to buff up the silver faceplate a touch. I have carefully removed a sticker from next to the tonearm assembly and there is still some glue residue.

I'm interested in genreal household products for cleaning the faceplate (without removing any screws or taking the unit apart). Any ideas or homemade concoctions to use?
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:35 AM
Estacy Estacy is offline
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damp cloth with some regular cleaning fluid that says on the box that it cleans all kinds of metals. If that doesn't clean it, the paint is shot and repainting is the only way to go. For the glue residue, there are special sprays for that. But some WD40 works as well
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:21 PM
Disko Ole Disko Ole is offline
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What about trying with some citrus fruit? lemons might help you get rid of the glue residue without any harm on the paint? Then wipe up the citrus juice with a damp cloth.

Maybe a blowing with a hairdryer could help too as heating the glue would make it easier to remove mechanically.

I remember I used some spray similar to windex to clean my CDJ 800 many years back, the rubber on the jogwheels actually started to peel off :/ Be careful with what you use!
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:32 PM
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Goo gone or Goo off works great for stickers. Pretty safe on paint. I've used it to take stocked off gear before without any issues.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:53 PM
Fred Bissnette Fred Bissnette is offline
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goo gone or ronsonol

if you paint then get a good metal paint and some clearcoat
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