[vcf-midatlantic] Cleaning Franklin cases

David Gesswein djg at pdp8online.com
Thu Oct 1 13:39:08 EDT 2020

For just cleaning crinkled finish I start with standard spray cleaner
and a scrub brush. Hard stiff densely packed bristles don't work well since
they don't get down into the texture. I found some brushes with medium
bristles that aren't densely packed work well. I rinse well when done.

If that doesn't do enough I move up to soft scrub. Its a mild abrasive cleaner
that I have found normally isn't harsh enough to damage finish as long as it 
isn't really thin or glossy. I've cleaned up scuff marks and tough dirt with 
it. Normally try with a toothbrush or sponge in a small area first.

I'm not trying to get items looking like factory new just looking nice.

On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 01:25:08PM -0400, Bob Applegate via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> I’m looking to clean up some Franklin ACE-1xxx cases and am wondering if Retrobrite is the best option.  They were yellow when manufactured so will retrobrite do much to change the color?  Is there a recommended cleaner to get plain old grim off the crinkled finish?  That alone might be enough.
> How about cleaning the key caps?
> Bob

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