Ampeg "faceplate" cleaning

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by danny60, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. danny60

    danny60 Member

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    I have a Ampeg Gemini I that has smoke damage on the control panel. There is also some corrosion present. I'd like to clean this up as much as possible. I haven't had great results with Simple Green,Isopropyl Alcohol,or WD40. Any suggestions?
     
  2. soldersucker

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    If they didn't do it i'm afaid you may be S.O.L the alchohol and wd-40 should have some effect.Anything more nasty may make matters worse.My three Gemini's have good faceplates but my 64 Reverberocket is bad and i can't clean it ethier.
     
  3. TheAmpNerd

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    You sure it is smoke damage and not rust?

    Smoke would wash off with a mild detergent and water.

    If you are talking about pitting nothing you can do.
    You might try a chrome polish but not on the stenciling/lettering.

    Let us know what you find out.
     
  4. danny60

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    I tried Turtle Wax Rubbing Compound. It seems to get it about as good as it's gonna get. The amp wasn't pristine before the fire..
     
  5. TheAmpNerd

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    Ah,

    And here I was thinking of cigarette smoke. From a fire though is
    another story. For the smell use some Flax (linseed) based soap.

    Eco labs floor soap seems to be the best price for those that I've found.
    The others like Murphy's soap have petroleum distillates in them which to
    me is more smelly.

    Hope that helps.
     

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