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Re: CLEANING BASE PLATES

Postby Rob » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:08 pm

Wouldn't hurt to try a small amount of vinegar on the baseplates as I have found vinegar to be a good cleaner for many things in the past, make sure you save enough for your fish n chips though :)
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Re: CLEANING BASE PLATES

Postby SuperFast » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:34 pm

Hi fellow collectors,
I've used some different polishes to clean baseplates. The best results I got with "Metallin".
It Comes in a little can with the polish, some gloves and some cleaning pads.
I bought this in the Amazon Marketplace:

https://www.amazon.de/Metallin-Minipake ... s=metallin

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Re: CLEANING BASE PLATES

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:15 pm

We await a picture please of a test base.

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Re: CLEANING BASE PLATES

Postby SuperFast » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:41 pm

GHOSTHUNTER wrote:We await a picture please of a test base.

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Please stay tuned Ghosty,
at the moment the picture from the metallic red Road Dragster baseplate (from look at what I just got) has to be enough.
Because I should take a picture from before and after the cleaning.
I will search a test model from my doubles.
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Re: CLEANING BASE PLATES

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:29 pm

Thank's for the update, sounds like we are keeping you on your Toes... :lol:

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Re: CLEANING BASE PLATES

Postby SuperFast » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:43 pm

GHOSTHUNTER wrote:Thank's for the update, sounds like we are keeping you on your Toes... :lol:

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Oh yes, you are standing on my toes... :o
But here you are, today I cleaned a baseplate of a Saab Sonett.
Before (The base was like carpet)
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and after (Yes, I did to much pressure as you can see the paint loss at the rear. If it were a rare Matchbox, I would be more careful.)
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The other polishing cremes I tried left the base in a very dark colour or left with residue.

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Re: CLEANING BASE PLATES

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:08 pm

Looks to have been quite effective on the bare base, but too effective on the paint so practice with some careful application will be required to prevent any damage to collection models.

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