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GG asked me in a recent post how I cleaned my amps and thought that It would make a great post.

Since for me , it`s easier to convince my wife to keep stuff when its clean and looks nice ( or for her not to notice new stuff ! ;) ) I go the extra mile to clean my gear. That's just me..

What about you guy`s ???

Do you guy`s clean your gear ???

If so, how and what do you use ???

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Since the weather recently has been so $%?& *#*( I started doing a little clean up.

Basically, I take my amps looking like this :


Take them outside, wash them with warm water, dish soap, then scrub them with a large brush to get into the tolex then rinse with clean water.
 

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And then to rejuvenate the tolex, I use either Armorall or other car products... This time I used ( No Touch ) Tire care to get this result :



I have to say that this baby is still dirty since did not go the extra mile to take out the speakers to wash out the grill cloth like I would usually do but you get the drift... Hell o`ve a lot easier to convince the wife that its something I need to keep ! ;)

What about you ?
 

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I bought a particularly dusty head once, and after some research, I used a bit of Murphy's oil soap in water to clean up the tolex. It worked very well, especially with an old toothbrush to get into tight bits. It's certainly not shiny though. If you wanted shiny, I suppose some other product is better.

Other than that, just a dusting with a Swiffer cloth. @Frenchy99 how did you get those results?! Fabulous job!

I've tried unsuccessfully to clean up grill cloth, especially stained ones. I'd be interested to hear a sure fire way to do that.
 
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As long as you don't clean it like this guy does his guitar, you should be ok.

 

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Other than that, just a dusting with a Swiffer cloth. @Frenchy99 how did you get those results?! Fabulous job!
wash them with warm water, dish soap, then scrub them with a large brush to get into the tolex then rinse with clean water.
And then to rejuvenate the tolex, I use either Armorall or other car products... This time I used ( No Touch ) Tire care to get this result.
 

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I clean pretty much everything (amps and pedals, metal parts on guitars) with WD-40

:eek:

It works on metal and plastic, it keeps moisture away, it doesn't leave residue
For small parts and tough to reach spots: WD-40 on a Q-Tip
So yes, I clean my amps and pedals with a Q-Tip (I am that crazy)

Don't use this stuff on pots, jacks, or any electric component though
 
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