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    Hello! I have new vintage flip, RC 6030 B (red colour) interesting, I have never saw a 6030 in red. The problem is that it haves dirty numbers on hour and minutes, can you give me a solution for cleaning the leaves of my clock? Thank you in advance. I want to put some pictures, but I can not (to big for upload).

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    Hey RC6030! First, I'd hope you'd try to learn a method of resizing your pictures so that we can see them. Once you learn it, it's not hard. One free online program to do it is
    http://www.picresize.com/


    Anyway, regarding what to use for cleaning the tiles. I've tries several things, water, soap and water, alcohol, windex, straight ammonia. In some cases, alcohol seemed to work best, but in others it started taking some of the white paint of the numbers off.
    I've concluded the best bet is to start with distilled water and a Q-tip. This takes a good amount of time and sometimes you have to go over the tiles more than once. The problem is that at times the tiles will initially stick together. This stops as soon as the water dries.

    Hope this helps!

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    • #3
      Thank you for your support! I wiil do it! I will try also to resize the pictures and I will send you some! All the best.

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        Here is my beauty! Hope you like it!

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        • #5
          That's very nice. I think I saw one just like that up on eBay! I almost bid on it!
          Thanks for taking the time to post pictures.

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          • #6
            Funny thing- when I researched similar cleaning techniques I came across how restorers clean old oil paintings using their own spit and q-tips. Supposedly the enzymes in human saliva helps break down dirt and residue without being too harsh on the underlying paint.

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            • #7
              Interesting! Thank's for the tip. All the best!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RetroFlip View Post
                Funny thing- when I researched similar cleaning techniques I came across how restorers clean old oil paintings using their own spit and q-tips. Supposedly the enzymes in human saliva helps break down dirt and residue without being too harsh on the underlying paint.
                I so get this. I've found that sometimes the spit technique works great in many areas. Also, where there's glue or dried paint, the fingernail seems to be one of the best tools at getting it off without ruining plastic.

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