[sdiy] cosmetic cleaning of synth surface

GRAHAM ATKINS gatkins at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Mar 17 17:48:06 CET 2008

No...D'ont use white spirit, it will dissolve some paint finishes and  
residue is hard to clean. How many times do you see in manuals "Use
a soft cloth, or a mild detergent". As Paul says, that will move most  
with a toothbrush etc. If there is any old adhesive from labels use a  
removal spray CAREFULLY.


On Mar 17, 2008, at 11:37, Florian Anwander wrote:

> Hi,
> I recently picked a Roland System 100 Model 101 and 102. Basically  
> both in a good state; some switches and pots will need care, but I  
> am used to do this. What I never did until now is a basic cleaning  
> of the housing of such an old synth. The synths are optically  
> without a scratch, but have the dirt of 30 years on them.
> I think normal sponges for dishes are not a good thing for cleaning  
> a 30 years old synth surface.
> I got one hint, that laying the housing some hours it in water with  
> cleaner tabs for dental protheses should clean the typical dust and  
> dirt, but will not touch the plastic and the surface paintwork.
> Do you have any experiences with this method? Or how do you clean  
> stuff like this?
> Florian
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