I'm finally going start a clean-up of my HMV 101. The nickel is in fairly good condition. The leatherette however is a different story. It is lightly spattered with paint flecks and ripped along two edges on the bottom. To "fix" the rips, I think, the only way is to place some similar material underneath and glue the edges down. Anyone have any surefire tricks for cleaning the leatherette? Pumice-free GoJo?
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Sometimes shoe polish will clean up a portable's exterior nicely (well, it evens out the color at least). I use Fantastic to get the dirt and grime off. In fact, Fantastic works well to remove dirt and grime on wooden surfaces as well.
As for paint flecks/specks, I find that one's fingernail is the best tool for removing these.
Last Edit: Nov 7, 2007 19:14:21 GMT -5 by Matt Brown
I have yet to find anything that I couldn't/shouldn't use Fantastik on. I'm a big fan of the stuff - works great! Cleans micas really well, works great on motors, cabinets, portables, even metal parts.