Aged greasy marks

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Peasey
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Aged greasy marks

Post by Peasey » 29 Aug 2013 21:57

Hi all - first post, please be gentle!

I've recently bought a 1210 mk2 from eBay which is in great nick apart from some blemishing to the finish of the casing. These appear to be what I can only describe as years worth of greasy marks to the left of the platter made by finger/thumb prints and also inbetween the right-hand side of the platter and tonearm where the Technics branding/model details are, perhaps from the side of the hand (when placing the needle). I've tried (very carefully) cleaning with washing up liquid but it makes no difference.

I'd be really grateful for any advice on how best to approach trying to remove. I've read that rubbing half a lemon against it or using vinegar may work, but I don't really want to risk doing any damage or making things worse.

Many thanks in advance for any replies.

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Re: Aged greasy marks

Post by andybeau » 29 Aug 2013 22:04

Try Isopropyl Alcohol, I used it on mine and it's come up a treat
Think the lemon and vin will wrk too

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Re: Aged greasy marks

Post by Peasey » 29 Aug 2013 22:15

Thanks for that. In fact I forgot to mention, I did actually try the rubbing alcohol (70%), but to no avail.

Perhaps I'll give the lemon/vinegar a go.

The marks may not be anything to do with grease. A picture's worth a 1000 words, so I'll try and post some up...

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Re: Aged greasy marks

Post by woody007 » 29 Aug 2013 22:21

My experience has been that, discoloration on a 1200's cabinet finish like what describe is usually irreversible.

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Re: Aged greasy marks

Post by Japi Roelofs » 29 Aug 2013 23:02

You could try a mild polisher, like the stuff used to bring back the shine on weathered car paint.

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Re: Aged greasy marks

Post by phonomac » 30 Aug 2013 08:07

Hello there,
Look for one of the citrus based cleaners (eg W. H. Smith 'Sticky Stuff Remover'). The citrus oil is quite good at shifting grease and gum, then use the isopropyl to clean off the citrus oil residue.

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Re: Aged greasy marks

Post by cafe latte » 01 Sep 2013 00:36

If you cant remove the marks the only way might be a respray or alternatively you could buy a face plate cover from ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Face-Plate-For- ... 3f27d5c2d9
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Re: Aged greasy marks

Post by Peasey » 05 Sep 2013 21:51

Japi Roelofs wrote:You could try a mild polisher, like the stuff used to bring back the shine on weathered car paint.
Just wanted to say a big thanks for this tip. With much elbow grease and Meguires polish the turntable pretty much looks like new. Am well happy.

Thanks to everyone else that replied too :o)

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Re: Aged greasy marks

Post by chang69 » 09 Nov 2019 22:35

Peasey wrote:
05 Sep 2013 21:51
Japi Roelofs wrote:You could try a mild polisher, like the stuff used to bring back the shine on weathered car paint.
Just wanted to say a big thanks for this tip. With much elbow grease and Meguires polish the turntable pretty much looks like new. Am well happy.

Thanks to everyone else that replied too :o)
I just wanted to say big thank you too. Just got a 1210 mk2 and it also has oil stains. I am using command scratch remover now and it works great!

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Re: Aged greasy marks

Post by Japi Roelofs » 09 Nov 2019 22:40

chang69 wrote:
09 Nov 2019 22:35
I am using command scratch remover now and it works great!
You can use it for the dust cover too!

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Re: Aged greasy marks

Post by chang69 » 09 Nov 2019 23:42

Japi Roelofs wrote:
09 Nov 2019 22:40
chang69 wrote:
09 Nov 2019 22:35
I am using command scratch remover now and it works great!
You can use it for the dust cover too!
Will try thanks. I meant Commandant the brand.

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