So what do you clean your radios with externally ?

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Talking of people who are too lazy to wipe over sh**-covered radios:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303618055186

Do they do it to hide blemishes underneath? Maybe...maybe not.
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Omg I bet that's skin dust.
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I always remove the knobs when I get a radio .. Clean them in warm slightly soapy water with an old toothbrush ... Always have an unused paintbrush by the side of my radios to keep them tidy...

I bought a load of fine tip cotton buds a while back from Chi-na... To get into those little nooks and crannies.. ;-)
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The Collector wrote: ↑08 Jul 2020, 19:24 Talking of people who are too lazy to wipe over sh**-covered radios:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303618055186

Do they do it to hide blemishes underneath? Maybe...maybe not.
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Servisol Foam Cleanser 30.

Spray it on and watch the gunk run off.
Great for nicotine as well
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Afterwards, you could coat the cases and front in a silicone spray or infused car dashboard wipes if you want a glossy sheen to your radios. This method is sometimes used when polishing a turd to put on ebay.

Here's an example of an added glossy coating, but it's not too bad turd-wise:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164282916428
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cubwolf wrote: ↑08 Jul 2020, 23:05 Servisol Foam Cleanser 30.

Spray it on and watch the gunk run off.
Great for nicotine as well
Some are so caked in nicotine, inside as well as out that oven cleaner would be the best to use!
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cubwolf wrote: ↑08 Jul 2020, 23:05 Servisol Foam Cleanser 30.

Spray it on and watch the gunk run off.
Great for nicotine as well
That stuff works well, but personally I hate the smell of it.
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Another duster-dodging seller - Picture 3:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303618728499

We ought to start a new topic up where people can post pictures of super-skanky radios ;)
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The Collector wrote: ↑09 Jul 2020, 13:53 Another duster-dodging seller - Picture 3:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303618728499

We ought to start a new topic up where people can post pictures of super-skanky radios ;)
Wow, this lot is right up my street .... πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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Wow must have these dirty beasts.
Look like they been stored in a saw mill ,don't look like greasey joes
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Best thing to get nicotine off is diluted truckwash.
I used to use it all the time for cleaning out the hardened gunk and varnish inside engine blocks, it just runs off.
Just be aware it can get a bit chewey on alloy parts if left too long tho, better to do lots of little washes and rinse off well in between.
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cubwolf wrote: ↑08 Jul 2020, 23:05 Servisol Foam Cleanser 30.

Spray it on and watch the gunk run off.
Great for nicotine as well
That's what I use. It's fantastic stuff.
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Auldgeek wrote: ↑10 Jul 2020, 14:05
cubwolf wrote: ↑08 Jul 2020, 23:05 Servisol Foam Cleanser 30.

Spray it on and watch the gunk run off.
Great for nicotine as well
That's what I use. It's fantastic stuff.
...on his armpits and groin areas. Eewwww ;)
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The Collector wrote: ↑10 Jul 2020, 17:29
...on his armpits and groin areas. Eewwww ;)
:lol:
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