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 Post subject: Cleaning HMV reentrant grill cloth
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:08 am 
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Victor Jr
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Anyone have any proven tips to remove a (recent) oil stain from a late 1920’s HMV reentrant gold grille cloth?

Thoughts appreciated

Sterling


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning HMV reentrant grill cloth
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:11 pm 
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Victor VI
I have good days...this might not be one of them
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try dusting it with chalk or talcum to absorb the oil, then you will brush and vacuum to remove the powder


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning HMV reentrant grill cloth
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:53 pm 
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Victor IV
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The best tip I can give is to leave it alone. Almost all of that cloth has become extremely delicate and will most likely disintegrate with any cleaning attempts.


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning HMV reentrant grill cloth
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:09 pm 
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Victor III
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Although in some respects I agree with Jerry, if it were mine, I'd try to remove it (with the frame) and blot it with Naptha (Lighter Fluid). It would be risky, but I can't think staying soaked in oil would do it any good in the long term.

Martin


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