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How does one go about cleaning this metal (?) Hamilton dial? "Click" to Login or Register 
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Having used the Polident soak successfully on a number of enamel dials, I also know how destructive it can be on painted ones (don't ask!)

Can anyone tell me what kind of dial this is? And how best to go about cleaning it?


Bob Walder


 
Posts: 152 | Location: Austin, Texas USA | Registered: February 18, 2016
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Also this one. As you can see, similar style dial but looks like more metal showing on this one.


Bob Walder


 
Posts: 152 | Location: Austin, Texas USA | Registered: February 18, 2016
IHC Member 2030
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Nice dial.
Previous posts say warm soap water, easy to destroy.
Sorry no help here.
 
Posts: 1107 | Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia in the USA | Registered: February 08, 2015
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Can you ultrasonic these?


Bob Walder
 
Posts: 152 | Location: Austin, Texas USA | Registered: February 18, 2016
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No one here can help?


Bob Walder
 
Posts: 152 | Location: Austin, Texas USA | Registered: February 18, 2016
IHC Member 1650
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Bob

I usually just carefully wipe metal dials with some rodico, to pick up loose dirt. Often, anything that you do makes them look worse.

I guess the bottom line is, be very gentle.

Doug
 
Posts: 348 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: November 17, 2011
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So both of these are metal? Painted?


Bob Walder
 
Posts: 152 | Location: Austin, Texas USA | Registered: February 18, 2016
IHC Life Member
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Bob,
Yes, I think both are painted metal dials.
I tried a damaged painted dial in the ultrasonic, and it took most of the paint off. It was already no good so I had nothing to lose.

Rodico and gentle wash, is the way to go.

Steve
 
Posts: 676 | Location: Washington in the USA | Registered: May 23, 2010
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Thanks guys - that's what I was looking for. Already had to buy a new dial for a 4992B after I messed up the cleaning.... live and learn Smile


Bob Walder
 
Posts: 152 | Location: Austin, Texas USA | Registered: February 18, 2016
IHC Member 1511
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Bob: At the top of the page click on the find or search tab, then enter dial cleaning. You will find a lot of info there. Gary

 
Posts: 156 | Location: Rainelle, West Virginia in the USA | Registered: December 15, 2010
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