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Offline DoctorTeeth

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Cleaning the old adhesive off from under faceplate.
« on: December 25, 2019, 02:02:00 PM »
Anyone have a clean method for cleaning the left over crud from an old faceplate removed? I finally dove back into my wurli’s action and fixed 99.9 of the few remaining issues (sustain key return mostly) and now Im satisfied enough with my work to pop a shiny new faceplate on, but id think it best to clean the crud off. Would this be a good job for just plain ole warm water and dish soap with a toothbrush? Or is there a degreaser that wont melt the plastic? Simple green maybe? Ive made some headway with soap and water but the water re-awakens some of the old goop and makes it hard to remove. I had thought about just using armor all but didnt know if the “sheen” it leaves would hinder adhesion of the new faceplate 

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Re: Cleaning the old adhesive off from under faceplate.
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2019, 03:59:12 PM »
I don't think that glue is water soluble. I'm pretty sure mineral spirits and an old toothbrush, followed by Dawn dish soap and a rag should clean it off. Never use anything that can craze or completely melt plastic, such as acetone (or any lacquer thinner)
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Re: Cleaning the old adhesive off from under faceplate.
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2019, 11:40:23 PM »
Thanks Steveo!

Worked like a charm! Even had some mineral spirits in the basement. I didnt want to melt my case that is for sure! Nothing like the hard lesson of using the wrong type chemical on plastic. Or wrong type of electrical contact cleaner!
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Re: Cleaning the old adhesive off from under faceplate.
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2019, 08:15:36 AM »
Cool!
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
2017 Yamaha P255
2020 Kawai CA99
....and a few guitars...