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 Post subject: Uncleanable grime on cylinder
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:33 pm 
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I recently got a few 2 minute indestructible that have all played played beautifully and are in wonderful condition, with the exception of this one which has this brown crust on one side. I tried soapy water and even a toothpic to try and get some of this off, but it won't budge. If anyone has any ideas of what I could use to get this off without damage to the cylinders let me know.

Martin


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 Post subject: Re: Uncleanable grime on cylinder
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:18 pm 
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It looks like something ate through the celluloid and is not just on the surface. From your pic, this one is toast...
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 Post subject: Re: Uncleanable grime on cylinder
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:52 pm 
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The way that's lined up makes me think the cylinder is either cracked or deeply scratched and someone tried to "repair" it with some kind of wax. I don't think you'll be able to salvage this one.


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 Post subject: Re: Uncleanable grime on cylinder
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:28 pm 
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Try some CLR. It looks like a calcified residue from water


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 Post subject: Re: Uncleanable grime on cylinder
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:47 pm 
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I agree with possible water deposits. Vinegar may help.

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 Post subject: Re: Uncleanable grime on cylinder
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:22 pm 
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That one's rough--Hope you can save it.


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 Post subject: Re: Uncleanable grime on cylinder
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:22 pm 
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That one's rough--Hope you can save it.


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