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Light Cleaning of a 606

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:41 pm
by Ned Bouhalassa
I want to clean the the outside of a TR-606 I was given. It's in great shape, but there's some dust that has become dirt over the years. I'm thinking that all it need to use is a little soap in water that I would dab around the pots and such using a q-tip. Any other suggestions?

Re: Light Cleaning of a 606

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:15 pm
by schmidtc
For this kind of thing you might try isopropyl alcohol pads. 99% iso is best, but the 70% pads leave hardly any water behind and are available at any pharmacy for cheap. I've used these for cleaning my 606 case with good results.

Re: Light Cleaning of a 606

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:30 pm
by Ned Bouhalassa
Good tip - thanks, man! And FWIW, I'm a BIG time Bruins fan. ;-)

Re: Light Cleaning of a 606

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:12 pm
by Altitude
schmidtc wrote:For this kind of thing you might try isopropyl alcohol pads. 99% iso is best, but the 70% pads leave hardly any water behind and are available at any pharmacy for cheap. I've used these for cleaning my 606 case with good results.
um, no.

Alcohol will eat away the paint and/or silk screening. Made that mistake with my 606

Might have worked with the pads you found but you should never use solvents for cleaning.

Whatever you use, test it on the underside and make sure it wont attack the paint. Personally, I use simple green for cleaning. It is as mild as it gets chemically but works wonders on grease and grime

Re: Light Cleaning of a 606

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:05 pm
by skweeegor
Altitude wrote:
schmidtc wrote:For this kind of thing you might try isopropyl alcohol pads. 99% iso is best, but the 70% pads leave hardly any water behind and are available at any pharmacy for cheap. I've used these for cleaning my 606 case with good results.
um, no.

Alcohol will eat away the paint and/or silk screening. Made that mistake with my 606

Might have worked with the pads you found but you should never use solvents for cleaning.

Whatever you use, test it on the underside and make sure it wont attack the paint. Personally, I use simple green for cleaning. It is as mild as it gets chemically but works wonders on grease and grime
Seconded. I tried using isopropyl on my MPK49 and it took some paint off - not enough to notice luckily but I imagine it would do the same on any other plastics.

Re: Light Cleaning of a 606

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:51 pm
by schmidtc
Huh.

I noticed iso took off a very tiny amount of paint on a Juno 60 I cleaned up. Otherwise I've had good results universally. Maybe it's that they don't stay wet for very long, just a wipe. I prefer iso because it's safe on electronics and doesn't leave residue. I've actually tested a few cleaning methods in a clean room with a mass spectrometer. Simple green followed by water, followed by Iso had the best results.

I use diluted simple green when bathing synths for boards and all and I've also had good results. If it gets on the boards make sure to rinse with distilled water and let them dry under a fan overnight.