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Hi, just looking for advice on removing marks on black equipment, my daughter is three and got her little hands on the front of my Dac. I thought I’d ask here first before trying anything, your help would be much appreciated. I think it might be butter or something thing oily.

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I would start simple, disconnect from power and use a damp (not wet) cloth.

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1 minute ago, thathifiguy said:

I would start simple, disconnect from power and use a damp (not wet) cloth.

Agree, but I'd recommend a microfibre cloth (not a chux, they are the microfibre equivalent of a Datsun 120Y versus an F1 race car).

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After disconnecting from power, try microfiber cloth for glass and use it with some some Isopropyl alcohol.  If the stain remains, then do the same with some diluted dish washing liquid and then some more with just plain water, and then try the Isopropyl again.

 

You can pick up the microfiber from anywhere basically... costs $4

https://shop.coles.com.au/a/a-vic-metro-richmond-south/product/simply-clean-labelled-microfibre-cloths

 

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Mr Sheen or WD40 will also work a treat ( always with good quality MFC's ).

 

Use one cloth to apply and one to buff.

 

Work with the grain if that makes sense.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, agentorange said:

Mr Sheen or WD40 will also work a treat ( always with good quality MFC's ).

 

Use one cloth to apply and one to buff.

 

Work with the grain if that makes sense.

 

 

 

Horrible suggestion with the WD40. It is a lubricant not a oil or dust remover, you'll leave a bigger mess then you started with. 

 

That anodized faceplate looks like it is going purple but the oil marks is evident and sometimes hard to clean out of brushed aluminium due to the small grooves. Avoid methylated spirits, turpentine, acetone and white spirits as they contain chemicals which can leave splotch marks on the anodized finish. 

 

Use concentrated IPA as a last resort followed by a damp micro fibre then a lightly damp chamois wipe down if glass cleaners don't work. Dishwasher on warm cloth also does help as it is effective with removing oil from surfaces. 

 

Cheers

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Different cleaning products work in different ways so you need one that is fit for purpose 

Those hand smudges look like oil and or sugar , perhaps a combination of both 

So you need something like spray and wipe with a slightly wet microfibre cloth 

Its important to rinse / remove all chemical when finished with a partly wet microfibre cloth rinsing the cloth in between as required 

To explain why the rinse - any remaining chemical on the surface will attract dirt to it over time 

Then dry off with a dry cloth to finish 

 

I have been a professional cleaner for 20+ years 

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Make sure that you dry the four high tensile steel Allen key heads on the panel including the inside of each head from any moisture as these will surely corrode.

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