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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:13 am 
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Hey all,

Quick question: any ideas on what I should use to clean up the black part of an older Rega plinth with teak surround? Just dust, a couple of fingerprints, and a small spot of grease from under the tonearm lift. Tonearm is removed, so it's a good time to give it a nice clean. (Bonus points for tips on oiling the teak, too!)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:55 am 
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I'll take the bonus points only............for oiling the teak................................teak oil! :lol:

Cheers, del Sol


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:16 pm 
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Dish soap and warm water with a soft cloth. Dampen the cloth with the soapy solution and wipe down the plyth. Let dry and rub down with teak oil. Have a beer. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:23 pm 
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The original Planar 2 used a phenolic laminate on top of its "particle board" core, so, depending on the type of damage or stains, most any good plastic cleaner should work just fine. IF you choose to use one that is abraisive (ie: car wax restorers/cleaners), make sure not to apply too much pressure or you will go right through the phenolic laminate. Better to do several gentle cleanings than to use brute force (been there, done that).


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brownslane wrote:
Dish soap and warm water with a soft cloth. Dampen the cloth with the soapy solution and wipe down the plyth. Let dry and rub down with teak oil. Have a beer. :)


+1 on keeping it mild unless it's really soiled. I have a 35 yr + Planar 2 and have just cleaned the plinth as brownslane suggested with minimal wetness to the mild soapy cloth and then dried off with a soft towel. I also had a couple of oil drops on mine and some leftover adhesive from a safe-t lifter. and it all came up nice. Cleaned the wood trim the same and then used a little bit of oil to bring it up. On the lid I polished it very sparingly with Plast-X. Table still looks new.
Shinnicked Stout is about right this time of year. If you're feeling a little adventurous try a Flying Monkeys Juicy Ass IPA.

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Dig it! Cleaned up really nice... Only now I'm strangely thirsty :)

Thanks all!


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Now too bad the two beers I mention are ontario craft, but maybe you can get them out there, one is Muskoka Lakes Brewery and Fylin Monkeys is Barrie.
The plus side is my buddy in Steveston says the record shows out there are populated by 30 year old women.

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Che Cavolo wrote:
Now too bad the two beers I mention are ontario craft, but maybe you can get them out there, one is Muskoka Lakes Brewery and Fylin Monkeys is Barrie.


Not to worry, I live within a stone's throw of a half-dozen small breweries... Right now I'm digging a dark ale called Dive Bomb from a local here called Powell Street Brewing. Probably my favourite local spot, though they could do with some better music IMHO :)


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Great Lakes Brewery

Bandit Brewery


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