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 Post subject: Breadboard cleaning
PostPosted: Sep Wed 08, 2021 3:08 am 
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What is the bast way to clean the wood on a Atwater Kent breadboard?


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 Post subject: Re: Breadboard cleaning
PostPosted: Sep Wed 08, 2021 4:51 am 
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After making sure all the components are wrapped up or covered to protect them, I use Murphy's Oil Soap. It will be a tedious job to do it right and get around and under everything, but the stuff works great.

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 Post subject: Re: Breadboard cleaning
PostPosted: Sep Wed 08, 2021 7:15 am 
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Automotive hand cleaner, like Gojo, works well on cleaning the finish on radio cabinets, and is harmless to plastic, or painted metal, and doesn't leave much residue.
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 Post subject: Re: Breadboard cleaning
PostPosted: Sep Fri 10, 2021 4:14 am 
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You want to be careful with the coils as a turn will come off occasionally and it is hard to get them to go back.

If the original finish is good go with furniture polish,

I would post a picture so we can see what you have.

Jim


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 Post subject: Re: Breadboard cleaning
PostPosted: Sep Sun 12, 2021 2:21 pm 
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jimmc wrote:
You want to be careful with the coils as a turn will come off occasionally and it is hard to get them to go back.

If the original finish is good go with furniture polish,

I would post a picture so we can see what you have.

Jim



Hard to see the dirt but here is some pictures


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 Post subject: Re: Breadboard cleaning
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 2:56 am 
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Furniture restorers routinely use Naphtha and rags, #0000 slightly scrubbing for really stubborn dirt. It dissolves waxes and oils and will lift off dirt. It won't harm shellac, lacquer, varnish, or paint finishes.


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