Best way to clean the ID plate

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Best way to clean the ID plate

Post by TonyS » Tue Feb 22, 2022 2:54 pm

My ID plate is a little grubby ( probably had the top down too much ! ) not so much on the silver printing, but in the engraving on the bottom line.
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I am a little afraid that a cleaning process might degrade the rest of the plate, so I have not yet attempted to clean it.
Does anyone have any successful experience of cleaning this ?
... if so what materials/method did you use ?
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Re: Best way to clean the ID plate

Post by D3orbust » Tue Feb 22, 2022 9:02 pm

Honestly speaking I would just use a microfiber and water
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Re: Best way to clean the ID plate

Post by Bob » Tue Feb 22, 2022 9:13 pm

I would agree, don’t use anything too abrasive, the black paint is very thin and easily scratched. Maybe a soft bristled brush might help to remove dirt from the engraving but don’t be too vigorous.
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Re: Best way to clean the ID plate

Post by TonyS » Thu Feb 24, 2022 12:27 pm

In addition to replies here, I have had pm's on this topic :) so thanks everyone for the suggestions and just as importantly warnings about what NOT to use/do !
I am going to tread carefully.
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Re: Best way to clean the ID plate

Post by thatgreenB5 » Fri May 06, 2022 6:49 pm

Doesn't look like it needs cleaning.

But if it did the maximum I would use is a very very very weak APC on a cloth. Like 15:1 tops.

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