[sdiy] Cleaning plastic fronts on old synths

Terje Winther terje.winther at wintherstormer.no
Fri Apr 8 23:19:54 CEST 2016

Thanks, good idea! I can give it a go.


Den 8. april. 2016 kl. 12.00 skrev Jack Jackson:

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> From: Synth-diy <synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl> on behalf of  
> Dave Brown <davebr at modularsynthesis.com>
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> To: 'Terje Winther'; 'SDIY DIY'
> Subject: Re: [sdiy] Cleaning plastic fronts on old synths
> I am unfamiliar with the panel but can you polish it out?  I’ve had  
> good luck wet sanding scratched dust covers going up to 1500 grit,  
> and then using rubbing and polishing compound.  They do make kits  
> for car headlamps that basically have the same stuff and I have used  
> that as well.  I would think you could polish the residue out long  
> as the color goes throughout but the legends will be a problem.  You  
> don’t want to take those off.  You might be able to polish around  
> the legends depending on where the residue is.  You also don’t want  
> to put a shine on it if it was initially flat or satin.  Just a  
> thought.
> Dave
> From: Synth-diy [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl] On  
> Behalf Of Terje Winther
> Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2016 2:04 PM
> Subject: [sdiy] Cleaning plastic fronts on old synths
> Hi all,
> I have come across a problem I don´t know how to solve:
> I have an Akai AX-80 on the bench that is now in perfect technical  
> order, and the metal front panel and the plexiglass part with all  
> the lumicent displays are all good. But the middle section of the  
> front panel (running all the length of the synth) with all the  
> buttons and controls have a plastic-like overlay with colored text,  
> and it is full of some whiteish residue. It looks like someone has  
> tried to wash it with some kind of solution, and it didn´t work and  
> miscolored the plastic. I have tried various solutions, but nothing  
> I do change the apperance.
> Any ideas appreciated!
> Terje Winther
> terje.winther at wintherstormer.no
> http://wintherstormer.no/

Terje Winther
terje.winther at wintherstormer.no

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