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hi-fi restoration

Postby dani » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:28 pm

well, kind of.....

we recently acquired a beautiful philco working 72" hi-fi. YAY!

The only down side is the speaker screens seem to be real yellowed. can these be cleaned? I don't want to touch them and mess them up. I would assume it is smoke/nicotine damage.

oh, and um we payed $30.00 :)

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Postby wwilber » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:54 pm

Score!

Console speaker cloth is tricky since you usually can't remove it. I had the same issue with one of my radios, which was badly stained and yellowed.

I did some research, and some suggested cleaning with peroxide, so I gave it a shot. Of course, test a small area first, but you can spray it on until the speaker cloth is damp, then blot with a paper towel. It may take several repeat steps to get it clean, and let it dry after each step so you can check the progress, but I had great results. It removed the yellowing and staining without bleaching any of the original fabric.

I'll try to get a photo of the after results of my project for you.
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Postby dani » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:42 pm

thanks so much! this is exactly what I was looking for! :)

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Postby Slim and Gabby » Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:53 pm

"I would assume it is smoke/nicotine damage"

Nerd-boy strikes again: did you know that nicotine is essentially colorless? What people refer to as "nicotine stains" is actually tar stains, caused by the fruit sugars they put in tobacco products to give them a more robust flavor. Also, nicotine is a stimulant, used as an insecticide, with the trade name "black leaf 40".
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Re: hi-fi restoration

Postby rglater » Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:31 am

Richard Dietzel

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