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best way to clean piano black

I just wipe the dust off every now and again with a t-shirt. Works perfectly.

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Surprised absolutely NO ONE so far has suggested the blindingly damn obvious solution that I use: car detailing spray, such as Meguiar's Quik Detailer.

And use a good new microfibre cloth, not some knackered old cotton T-shirt that could easily cover the lacquer with 'cobwebs' and swirl marks.

 

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Quote from REL “Combining 13 coats of carefully applied lacquer that sees hand sanding, then hand polishing to a gleaming finish" I believe this to of good quality and not a wrap.

 

I’m not sure what my turntable is lacquer or a vinyl wrap

 

I’ll take on your advice and travel to the local Halfords and buy 

Meguiars Ultimate Detailer or Turtle Wax Colour Magic 

 

 

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It's not something I've ever given any time to consider. I don't sit close enough to see the dust, never mind any minute 'swirl marks'.

Any duster will do, but a microfibre cloth should be soft enough.

I wonder how many people on here are so precious about a much larger investment, ie their car?

 

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If I had a car I would be. So I treat my hifi well 

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They have a clay bar kit which is excellent, around £17 I think, worked great on the car. 

 

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On the Monitor Audio website they recommend "Mer" car polish or T-cut finished off with an anti-static duster, to clean their range of piano black finished speakers.

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p_m_brown wrote:

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!

Thats what I use

 

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Some of these replies are verging on the obsessive. Under what conditions are some of you guys using your speakers that require the use of abrasives (polishes)? Suggesting the use of such products also implies that the speakers are perhaps being mishandled in the first place to require it.

 

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Overdose wrote:

It's not something I've ever given any time to consider. I don't sit close enough to see the dust, never mind any minute 'swirl marks'.

Any duster will do, but a microfibre cloth should be soft enough.

I wonder how many people on here are so precious about a much larger investment, ie their car?

 

I do, car never seen a car wash, hand washed only be myself.

I also have Piano Black speakers and use a lint free cloth to wipe any dust off.

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fpeepingtom wrote:

On the Monitor Audio website they recommend "Mer" car polish or T-cut finished off with an anti-static duster, to clean their range of piano black finished speakers.

And a very good polish it is too.

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Micro fibre cloth here, I have a yellow one specifically for my speakers/TT dust cover & TV

 

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Overdose wrote:
Some of these replies are verging on the obsessive. 

I'm surprised no one has yet suggested that the various cleaning methods are audibly different.

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Phileas wrote:

Overdose wrote:
Some of these replies are verging on the obsessive. 

I'm surprised no one has yet suggested that the various cleaning methods are audibly different.

T-cut and other fine cut compounds being 'harsh', polishes giving a 'smoother' presentation and a waxed finish giving 'higher definition', that sort of thing?

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Phileas wrote:

Overdose wrote:
Some of these replies are verging on the obsessive. 

I'm surprised no one has yet suggested that the various cleaning methods are audibly different.

I was about to get there, as in

- Cleaning up the sound

- Giving a more polished performance

- Adds sparkle to the treble

- Smoother bass

What's there not to like.  :grin:

EDIT. Sorry OD, you beat me to it....great minds and all that.

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

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