How best to clean an MTX?

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Lardo Boffin
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How best to clean an MTX?

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Bit of a random question! Anyone know the best way to clean the lovely case of an MTX?

For plastic based cases I use a car plastic renovater spray which does a great job of bringing plastic back to life but I’m not sure about anodised aluminium?

Currently just using a micro fibre cloth but this doesn’t do much for finger prints etc.

Thanks!
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1024MAK
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Re: How best to clean an MTX?

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I use a cloth that is slightly wet with a little washing up liquid for nearly all case cleaning, be it plastic or metal.
Then use a dry cloth afterwards.

To deal with stubborn greasy marks of stickers, I use IPA or a similar solvent cleaner. But if using a solvent cleaner on plastic, test a hidden area first just in case it causes problems. And I only use these on ABS plastic cases (which is the type that most 1980 and 1990 computers use). Also note that some solvent cleaners can damage some types of paint.

Mark
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