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George Friedman-Jimenez

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Cleaning PRX speakers
« on: May 13, 2017, 07:00:49 pm »

Time for a spring cleaning of my PRX 612M and 618XLF. Water didn't clean well enough. I tried isopropyl rubbing alcohol on a spot and it seemed to dull the finish, also some black color came off on the paper towel. I did see a suggestion for ArmorAll in one of the few posts that came up in my search, not sure if that can damage the surface finish.

Any recommendations for cleaning the painted surfaces of these speakers without damaging the finish?
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Cailen Waddell

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Re: Cleaning PRX speakers
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2017, 07:07:49 pm »

What are you trying to get off of them?  Dust?   


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George Friedman-Jimenez

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Re: Cleaning PRX speakers
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2017, 07:12:36 pm »

Dust and some other dirt, could be some spilled beer or soft drink, water didn't get it completely off. They are not real dirty but I do want to clean them.
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Re: Cleaning PRX speakers
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2017, 07:13:42 pm »

I use soap and water and then black boot polish and tire black.
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Re: Cleaning PRX speakers
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2017, 07:21:11 pm »

The boot polish doesn't rub off?
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Re: Cleaning PRX speakers
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2017, 08:04:51 pm »

try a solution of 16 oz of vinegar to 1 tablespoon of baking soda, mix thoroughly.  Dampen a sponge - not a cloth - and sponge wipe the area.  Don't soak. Try it on an area not commonly seen such as the bottom before any other part of the speaker.
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Re: Cleaning PRX speakers
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2017, 09:29:08 pm »

The boot polish doesn't rub off?
Not once it has been worked in and buffed up
To a nice finish. I don't use a lot.
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Re: Cleaning PRX speakers
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2017, 09:39:45 pm »

Thanks Debbie. I just tried ArmorAll on a piece of the speaker and it seems to work great on the JBL paint.


Will, do us all a favor and try your idea out first and post a selfie video to let us see how it worked for you. You may not want to mix it in your good clothes or in your living room...
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Re: Cleaning PRX speakers
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2017, 11:49:58 pm »

I used Goo Gone (or whatever it is in the orange bottle).  It seemed to work well and it didn't harm the finish any that I can tell.  Used it to clean tape residue left from an outdoor event that we had a sign taped on the side.
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Re: Cleaning PRX speakers
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2017, 11:54:31 pm »

I used Goo Gone (or whatever it is in the orange bottle).  It seemed to work well and it didn't harm the finish any that I can tell.  Used it to clean tape residue left from an outdoor event that we had a sign taped on the side.

Goo Gone leaves and oily sheen.

Warm water and Murphy's oil soap does a nice job.  It's also my standard pre-paint degrease regime.

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