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Old 22nd Sep 2017, 2:04 pm   #1
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Default Refurbishing a veneered radio case

Hi,I have a radio case that was in a smoke area for a number of years. Anyone out there able to direct me as to how I might get it looking good again. Regards,Dick
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Old 22nd Sep 2017, 6:11 pm   #2
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You might be lucky and find the finish ok under the nicotine, I'd try lightly wiping it with damp cloth. It might take some time and could be a messy job if it's bad, keep washing out the cloth under the tap now and again, you'll be amazed at the orange that will come out.
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Old 22nd Sep 2017, 7:08 pm   #3
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Or try foaming cleanser aerosol spray. Spray it on, leave it a couple of mins to fizz, then rub briskly off with a clean dry rag. Repeat until the foam stays white. Then let it dry out for a couple of days and give it a wipe over with Rustins Scratch Cover.

No skill required and the results are often amazing.
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Old 22nd Sep 2017, 7:17 pm   #4
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After a lot of experimentation, I use astonish alloy wheel cleaner. Very cheap and effective on nicotine, I even use it on the electronics.
Just spray on, agitate if required, and watch the brown nicotine just roll off, follow with a rinse.

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