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HECTOR63 27th Oct 2021 11:44 am

Naim amplifier Case restore and cleaning etc
 
We have a couple coming in shortly with very light marks due to being stacked and when moved on one case a very light 'Drag Mark' so to type. I shall post up pics later when they arrive after inspection etc. I believe they might be lightly powder coated or something of that nature? Anyone have any experiences or methods of suitable and reasonable to good quality advices or service experiences they would care to share on this subject would be greatly appreciated.:)

Petedox 27th Oct 2021 2:25 pm

Re: Naim amplifier Case restore and cleaning etc
 
Hi Hector, I've had this problem many times, often when hifi separates have been mounted on top of each other leading to scuffs, marks and light scratches etc.

To re-powder coat is normally out of the question due to the amount of preparation, baking, time and cost involved.

So whether it's painted or powdercoated I always use a can of spray paint colour matched by our local auto factors (Express Paints in my area). They can match the colour exactly for around 12 in an aerosol, normally while you wait.

I give the case a clean clean in soapy water / IPA (that often removes most of the marks anyway), and lightly key it with Scotchbrite or similar. When completely dry you generally need only the lightest dusting of spray paint over the case to bring it back to 'as new' condition.

Also small scatches can normally be filled with Knifing putty.

HECTOR63 27th Oct 2021 3:21 pm

Re: Naim amplifier Case restore and cleaning etc
 
Hi PeteDox

many thanks for the reply and advices,we shall take a look at those and give them a try:thumbsup:


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