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 Post subject: Any suggestions for cleaning the face of an E-200-C
PostPosted: Mar Tue 17, 2015 7:59 pm 
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I've got the RF input section pulled off of my E-200-C and I thought it would be a good time to clean up the panel face in that area. It's not real bad but it has some oxidation. Any suggestions for shining it up a little

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 Post subject: Re: Any suggestions for cleaning the face of an E-200-C
PostPosted: Mar Tue 17, 2015 11:01 pm 
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I've got the RF input section pulled off of my E-200-C and I thought it would be a good time to clean up the panel face in that area. It's not real bad but it has some oxidation. Any suggestions for shining it up a little


I just tried Metal Armor polish on mine and it shines it up a lot! Works great on the black and the white (or are they gray) sections!

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 Post subject: Re: Any suggestions for cleaning the face of an E-200-C
PostPosted: Mar Tue 17, 2015 11:09 pm 
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Great. Where do I find it? Auto parts store?

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 Post subject: Re: Any suggestions for cleaning the face of an E-200-C
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I had to order online. Get the blue bottle. It's pricey, but a little goes a long way and it works on more than metal. Does a great job on Bakelite!

http://www.metalarmor.net

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 Post subject: Re: Any suggestions for cleaning the face of an E-200-C
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Sweet! Thanks. I ordered some.

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 Post subject: Re: Any suggestions for cleaning the face of an E-200-C
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Mike6158 wrote:
It's not real bad but it has some oxidation. Any suggestions for shining it up a little

A little polishing with auto rubbing compound should clean it up nicely.

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 Post subject: Re: Any suggestions for cleaning the face of an E-200-C
PostPosted: Mar Wed 18, 2015 2:41 am 
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Mike6158 wrote:
It's not real bad but it has some oxidation. Any suggestions for shining it up a little

A little polishing with auto rubbing compound should clean it up nicely.


I wondered about that. I've used it to buff out a paint job back when I thought I wanted to paint cars. Just to be clear, no... I don't. it's too much like work. Misspent youth an all that. But I do wish I still had my 1969 SS 396 Camaro. No wait... no I don't... the gene that says "don't do that" is defective.

I'm assuming all hand polishing...

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 Post subject: Re: Any suggestions for cleaning the face of an E-200-C
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Mike6158 wrote:
I'm assuming all hand polishing...

Oh yes, And you might want to stick with polishing compound rather than rubbing compound if the oxidation is not heavy.

A Dremel Moto Tool is useful for cleaning up hardware and toggle switches, but I wouldn't use it on a painted finish.

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