[Photos] Sonic cleaning

This is what a sonic cleaner can do for you.
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elecplus wrote:This is what a sonic cleaner can do for you.

That keyboard looks like our Workshop Models, covered in that very same colour :D .

We have a large sonic cleaner for machine parts that can take off inches of grease, oil and filth that has accumulated for decades. But the mess left behind is quite toxic and is usually emptied into 44 Gal drums, for export.
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Letting a keyboard get in to that state in the first place should be considered a crime. Absolutely gross.
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Kinda makes me glad I never have to visit his house...
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I aquired one in that condition a while back. After sitting in a box for several months I tossed it. To much nastiness for me to deal with.
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Dayum! That worked a treat!
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Genesis does what nintendont
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I will need to get one some day. For now though, my tried and true method of soaking all my caps in a shallow bowl (pie plate) of warm water with detergent for 24+ hours, then using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on the case always produces great results :)
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I have been thinking about getting a sonic cleaner but I have to start working on those old boards sitting at the corner first. A sonic cleaner will save me from having to hand clean all these keyboards with unknown history...

Let me guess what might contribute to those stains: coffee spill, cigarette smoke, mechanical oil and lube, pizza, dirt from working in the garden, dog poo, cat puke, drool when you nod off while eating a chocolate bar, or some stain people may leave after doing something quick with their partners, apple pie, Irish coffee cheesecake, Cheetos, Pringles, hand cream, ...
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Harshmallow wrote:... then using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on the case always produces great results :)

Magic Eraser is like an extremely fine grit sandpaper. I would use something else. My plastic cleaner of choice (and most other surfaces) is "Spray Nine".
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snuci wrote:
Harshmallow wrote:... then using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on the case always produces great results :)

Magic Eraser is like an extremely fine grit sandpaper. I would use something else. My plastic cleaner of choice (and most other surfaces) is "Spray Nine".

I tried using some variant of Jif once and it completely took off the ridge parts of the paint on my IBM model F AT

So now it looks like it has a strange mottled finish....
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Wingklip wrote:
snuci wrote:
Harshmallow wrote:... then using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on the case always produces great results :)

Magic Eraser is like an extremely fine grit sandpaper. I would use something else. My plastic cleaner of choice (and most other surfaces) is "Spray Nine".

I tried using some variant of Jif once and it completely took off the ridge parts of the paint on my IBM model F AT

So now it looks like it has a strange mottled finish....

Jif? As in peanut butter? Strange choice for cleaning :?
What is Jif?
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I think it's this:

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Interesting! Logo looks similar to the peanut butter too!
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snuci wrote:
Harshmallow wrote:... then using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on the case always produces great results :)

Magic Eraser is like an extremely fine grit sandpaper. I would use something else. My plastic cleaner of choice (and most other surfaces) is "Spray Nine".

I get what you're saying, and I've pointed it out in one of my recent photo threads - which is why I only use it on plain beige cases without distinct textures...but it's really not that bad. I wouldn't use it on coloured cases I suppose, but with light pressure it works better than anything else I've tried for getting bad scuff and other stubborn marks off. You'd have to look at the particular spot at an angle and under certain light to see the 'duller' area, and that's only with a lot of scrubbing.

I'll try Spray Nine at some point to see if I like the results though.
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