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    Cleaning Turntables Suggestions? ( Numark TTX )

    I have a pair of Numark TTX's I first bought in 2002. Over time, the plastic all over the turntable, and underneath the platter has become sticky with dust and plastic deforming a bit. I want to know the best way to clean the turntable so it doesn't feel so sticky
    I did not want to take the whole thing apart, so was considering spraying Goo Gone all over and using a bathroom scrub brush to clean it, but I feel it might be too abrasive.

    Do you all have any suggestions on how to clean your turntables, and specifically how to clean down plastic?
    If any old school TTX users are out there, would be great to hear about how you maintained the units.
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    Hopefully Nicadraus sees this thread and can chime in and give a definitive answer. In the meantime I'll give my 2 cents.

    I'd stay away from Goo Gone as it might be too aggressive on your TTs. If you can find Simple Green, id use that instead. Its much more gentle, but you may need a little more elbow grease to clean them sufficiently. Magic Eraser might do the trick too, however I'm not sure how safe they'd be on your TTs.
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    I doubt it can be cleaned.
    Probably only removing the coating & repainting it with a new coating is the only way of fixing it.
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    +1 on the magic eraser. Those things work wonders. I wouldn't use goo gone or degreaser... that stuff is pretty rough on plastics, and definitely don't use a hard bristled brush.

    Use an actual vinyl cleaner, followed up with some meguiar's auto vinyl protectant and finish it off with a clean microfiber cloth - all can be found at an auto store. If you want to get fancy use a higher quality finish product like 303 Aerospace Protectant but you'll have to order online.

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    BTW
    You are talking about the black rubberized outer shell & not the gray plastic body?
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