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 Post subject: Cleaning advice for Pioneer r2r deck
PostPosted: Oct Thu 25, 2018 2:25 pm 
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I recently picked up a Pioneer RT707 deck on craigslist (I blame it on nostalgia for the time I had a deck in my youth). Far and away this is the filthiest piece of equipment I have ever bought. The front looks like it's been dipped in a vat of cigarette tar and peeks at the insides show dust fuzzies covering everything. I won't be surprised if I have to take everything completely apart. This is going to take months before plugging it in.

On the bright side, this may be an opportunity to pick up some more test equipment; I'm a little thin on the audio side of things.

In the short term, I'm looking for hints on cleaning the front panel without screwing up the legends. It's so bad, in the areas without drips, the panel looks like it was gold anodized. So far I've been using some isopropyl on a cleaning pad, which works but is slow.

Any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning advice for Pioneer r2r deck
PostPosted: Oct Thu 25, 2018 2:57 pm 
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after testing to make sure it will not affect lettering and such, I have found that greased lightning is the best thing around for removing old grunge from radio faces....

I repeat, test first to make sure it will not affect lettering.

a tooth brush helps on knobs and such

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning advice for Pioneer r2r deck
PostPosted: Oct Thu 25, 2018 3:50 pm 
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Naphtha is a good mild cleaner that often works better than isopropyl alcohol on cigarette tars and masking tape residue or other sticky residue and usually doesn't affect the lettering. As always, test first.

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning advice for Pioneer r2r deck
PostPosted: Oct Thu 25, 2018 8:52 pm 
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I'll try naptha with a plastic scrubber. That should be relatively benign.

There's another thread about cleaning a nicotine soaked fisher receiver right now, some good ideas there too.

Thanks for the ideas.


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