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    How to clean the faceplate of a PAS2?

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    gatchaman

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    How to clean the faceplate of a PAS2?

    Post by gatchaman on Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:08 am

    Hi everyone,

    Finally I have received my PAS2 ST-35 combo! Hooked up to my ScanDyna A-30X's my listening room has turned into a magical place. I had hoped for something special with this setup, but boy this is almost to good to be true. Just plain awesome.
    I have a little question though. Both the ST-35 and PAS2 are in mint condition, the only thing is that the metal faceplate of the PAS2 has "darkened". Just like when you haven't wore a gold or silver ring for ages and stored it in a box or something. Before I mess things up I was wondering if you guys could help me with what I could clean it so it becomes like it used to look again.

    Thanx in advance.

    Kindest regards, Gatchaman.

    GP49

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    Re: How to clean the faceplate of a PAS2?

    Post by GP49 on Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:25 pm

    You have to strip off the clearcoat first, then clean up the bare brass with metal polish or 0000 steel wool, being careful not to damage the painted brown stripe at the bottom. Then respray with clearcoat.

    hawaii.ken

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    Re: How to clean the faceplate of a PAS2?

    Post by hawaii.ken on Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:42 pm

    I recommend that before applying your new clearcoat you soak the faceplate in a solution of baking soda and distilled water for 2-5 days to neutralize any acids remaining in the brass.

    gatchaman

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    Re: How to clean the faceplate of a PAS2?

    Post by gatchaman on Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:39 am

    Thanx for the help guyss, I am going to clean it with your instructions.

    Kindest regards, Gatchaman.

    markc2

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    Re: How to clean the faceplate of a PAS2?

    Post by markc2 on Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:32 am

    Does this work for other models such as Pas 3?

    Where do you get the clear-coat from?

    Thanks

    Mark

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    Re: How to clean the faceplate of a PAS2?

    Post by Bob Latino on Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:52 am

    Hi Mark,

    One of the best clear coats out there (IMHO) is the Minwax Satin polyurethane. It is about $8 - $9 a can but gives a real nice clear coat with a low gloss. The lower gloss looks better to me than a higher gloss. Amazon carrys it. Most Wal-Mart's will carry it also. Link below ...

    Minwax Satin Polyurethane

    Bob

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    Re: How to clean the faceplate of a PAS2?

    Post by GP49 on Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:01 am

    markc2 wrote:Does this work for other models such as Pas 3?

    Do not use anything abrasive on the PAS-3 faceplate. The lettering is silkscreened and you risk
    rubbing it out.

    The PAS-2 faceplate upper panel lettering was embossed, so no danger there.

    markc2

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    Re: How to clean the faceplate of a PAS2?

    Post by markc2 on Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:02 pm

    cool, thanks

    Mark

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