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how to go around cleaning my turntable and subwoofer, with out adding scratches

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RE: best way to clean piano black

If you just want to remove dust, use an anti-static feather duster.

To actually clean, you could try an ultrafine and soft microfibre cloth - I mean a lens cleaning one, as no-one wants to scratch their glasses - and lens cleaning solution.

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If you just want to remove dust, use an anti-static feather duster.

To actually clean, you could try an ultrafine and soft microfibre cloth - I mean a lens cleaning one, as no-one wants to scratch their glasses - and lens cleaning solution.

I'd leave out the lenses cleaning solution!

An old, well washed, soft, cotton T-shirt cut into pieces (no seams, hems or labels to scratch anything). Use a lightly dampened* piece to clean off any marks and a dry piece to 'buff it up' afterwards.

Then a feather duster in between times to scoot off loose dust.

*use a thoroughly rinsed out spray bottle to spray water onto the cloth - not the hi-fi surface - to lightly dampen it.

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I only siggested lense cleaning solution as it doesn't leave any (visible) residue - though distilled water would probably be as good. I just have lense cleaning solution lying around, as they give me little bottles of the stuff every time I take my son to the opticians...

And yes, I should have said, wet the cloth not the hi-fi :silenced:

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Lens cleaning solution is fine on glass (as is Windolene and any number of products with various chemicals and solvents in them), but the finish on a gloss paint or lacquer may react badly.

 

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Lens cleaning solution is fine on glass (as is Windolene and any number of products with various chemicals and solvents in them), but the finish on a gloss paint or lacquer may react badly.

No that's a fair point, well made. Distilled water it is then.

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Would use suggest car polish like turtle wax to give a protective layer and then use microfibre rag to buff it and then use the rag to maintain. 

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Would use suggest car polish like turtle wax to give a protective layer and then use microfibre rag to buff it and then use the rag to maintain. 

As Chebby pointed out - I'd avoid anything with any chemicals in it that could damage the surface finish. Turtlewax contains petrol distillates that could easily dissolve the finish, depending on what it is actually made of.

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Email the manufacture and ask them.

Hope this helps

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how to go around cleaning my turntable and subwoofer, with out adding scratches

From your REL R series manual...

"Care and Polishing

The cabinets are best maintained by using a spray-on wax, such as an automobile wax made by a company called
Griot’s. If objects are to be placed upon the top, it is advisable to use a small mat to protect the surface and to avoid
the risk of rattles.
"

 

From your Project Debut SE3 instructions...

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RE: best way to clean piano black

Avoid buying anything with piano black in the title as i have a piano black tv stand (glass) & it attracts dust like a magnet, the only advice i can give is get the wife to clean it on a regular basis or hire a cleaner. Smile

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Depends on the type of Piano Black it is, it can vary from a glossy vinyl wrap to full automotive quality multi-layer lacquer. On our piano finished speakers we always use Colour Magic (the car wax) of the relevant colour for the best shine before we box them up.

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simonlewis wrote:

Avoid buying anything with piano black in the title as i have a piano black tv stand (glass) & it attracts dust like a magnet, the only advice i can give is get the wife to clean it on a regular basis or hire a cleaner. Smile

 

I don't think it is the black that attracts dust but it will show it up, some speakers you don't have much choice ie Kef LS50s.

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Microfibre polishing cloth and if soiled, a tiny bit of window cleaning spray. Don't need car wax unless you intend leave them out in the elements!

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RE: best way to clean piano black

Firstly, we don't even use the term 'Piano Black' in the piano industry.  It is a peculiar term, especially as the shiny black finishes on most speakers and hi-fi equipment are quite different to what is actually on a real piano unless you are dealing with really good quality stuff.

Secondly, shiny black finishes will always show polishing swirls over time.  This even happens on £120,000 Steinway grands with really good quality black polyester finishes.  It is simply the nature of the beast, no matter how careful you are.

A soft, dry and clean cloth is the best tool, with careful use of an alcohol-based glass cleaner, sprayed onto the cloth and not the surface, where necessary.  It isn't advisable to use anything harsher than that.

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Monitor Audio sell wax for the lacquer finish on their website.  It works well.

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