Product suitable to clean speakers?

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  1. VAMOS DAN

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    Hi guys, just wondering what you lot use to clean your speakers of hand prints/marks etc

    Is it just a case of a microfibre cloth? or are there any supermarket products that will be ok to aid cleaning them?

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    Depends what they are covered with - real wood veneer, plastic veneer, paint. Plastic can be wiped with a damp cloth and any good quality household polish. Real wood should be polished with a light, non-silicone wood polish. High gloss paint can be polished gently with a Micro-fibre cloth.

    I use Liberon White Polish on my cherry (real) veneered Regas as this does not darken them and is not a high gloss finish if you keep its application light.

    If you are not sure on the finish then worth checking the manual to see what they recommend.

    A set of latex gloves for those that keep touching them.
     
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    Many thanks for the reply :) I shall buy myself a decent set of microfibres tonight :)
     
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    I'd also recommend getting a soft brush, I use a meguiars detailing brush which has extremely soft bristles and is ideal for removing 99% of the dust from the cabinets and drivers (not the tweeter).

    I then use a specialist wood wax (can't remember the name off the top of my head) to protect the cabinets. I usually use this once a month and just brush them over every two to three days.
     
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    I have a pair of white cotton gloves which I wear for any touching when moving kit and use a dry microfibre cloth and fine artist brush for dusting.
     
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    I mentioned this in another thread, but it probably bares repeating.

    Though they are hard to find, you can get car polish/wax that color matches your paint. For example, I have a Red car, (more maroon actually) and I use Turtle Wax Red Polish on it. Though other brands make this type of product. I also have another brand of Black polish/wax from when I owned a black car. The idea is, the color match polish will fill in any scratches or swirls in the paint and produce a smooth mirror like finish.

    I would suggest staying away from any polishing or buffing compounds, as they are more likely to take an already mirror finish down hill.

    Though it seems like this type of polish/wax as fallen out of favor, and is becoming hard to find. Still, it might be worth a look.

    Just a thought.

    Steve/bluewizard
     
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