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Cleaning your hifi

A couple of things which I found useful to restore things closer to their original state;

http://www.tableauproducts.com/categories/tableau-dry-lube-large/4

This silicon spray is good for metal casings and plastic parts. It easily removes finger marks and returns faded or dirty plastic quickly to a as new state. Better than either furniture polish or window cleaner. Wipes off easily.

http://www.commaoil.co.uk/productsguide/view/6/287

A non-corrosive contact cleaner, safe to use on metal and plastic. Useful to clean speaker and rca sockets, internal components such as scratchy volume pots, copper bars and other internal connections as well as fuses/holders, exposed ends of speaker cables, interconnect and power plugs with their associated fuses.

I have used these two to completely spring clean my hifi inside/out as well as restoring an AV receiver to almost new condition. They are cheaper than many 'made for audiophile' products and most probably just as good.

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RE: Cleaning your hifi

These are perfect for keeping the shiny black and 'piano-gloss' stuff dust free...

http://www.scjohnson.co.uk/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=5876

(Use the non 'fragranced' ones.)

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RE: Cleaning your hifi

Now I can't edit my post ... ??? - Sure it never used to be that bad (or I am just dimm and do something wrong)

Anyway, the silicon spray is also very good for polyprop cones and vinyl covered speaker cabinets. They look like new after.

 

Yep, feather dusters are very useful. I know everything about them ...

 

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You can only edit until someone has replied to it.

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RE: Cleaning your hifi

I use a rocket blower on my speaker cones to keep them dust free.

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RE: Cleaning your hifi

Thanks chebby.

 

Just wanted to add the silicon spray also works well on older, faded polyprop speaker cones and vinyl covered speaker cabinets.

 

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chebby wrote:

You can only edit until someone has replied to it.

For some reason I can edit my posts before and aft... very puzzling http://www.whathifi.com/forum/digital-and-analogue-radio/any-recommendations-for

Anyway, back on topic. I use a dry duster for the top of the amp and damp cloth for the speakers, unless someone (of the smaller equation) has put mucky chocolate finger marks over it, then I'll use furniture polish (sparingly).

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