How to clean tolex and grill cloth?

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  1. Drewby

    Drewby New Member

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    Hi guys, I just picked up a red JCM800 4x12. It's a little dusty, just looking to clean it up. Any suggestions on how to clean the tolex? Can I just use a damp cloth to clean it? How can I clean the dusty grill cloth without damaging the speakers?
     
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    SmokeyDopey Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Sulfuric Acid, and some bleach. That'll do the trick.
     
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    Nah, seriously there are some products, but I just use a damp cloth.
    For the grill, maybe an air compressor? Not too close though...
     
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    In the end I decided to go with putting warm water in a bucket, putting some dish detergent, putting a small amount of simple green, mixing it, taking a not too soft but not too rough cloth and dipping it in the mixture and rubbing the tolex. Then wipe it with a damp cloth with plain water and dry it off if you want with a dry cloth. I'm actually going to try this on my jubilee this weekend and ill put pics if you want
     
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    Never spray whatever you use directly onto the tolex though, or itll get ruined
     
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    I'd be interested to know how to clean the grill cloth though.
     
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    There's probably an easier way, but I'd say pull out the speakers, and blast an air compressor from the inside and outside of the cab.
     
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    just use a good scrubbing brush and warm soapy water.
     
  10. shredless

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    grille cloth is a bitch, I always pull my speakers, remove the baffle from the box, pull the logo and LIGHTLY dust the entire grille with krylon satin black spray paint dont blast it or lay it on thick and please dont shake the can while you spray erratically ...thats one of my peeves...

    It will look brand new again
     
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    How do you remove the speakers? (sorry i dont know anything about cabs)
     
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    Remove the back panel of the cab, and each speaker has 4 screws.
     
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    Oh ok thanks!
     
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    Pressure washer?
     
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    Maybe you should fore-go that method then
     
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    Sounds all very scienterific... I just takes a whisk broom to 'em occasionally. Lightly. :)
     
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    No easy way.

    Post pics for best advisement.
     
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    Is there a thread on proper handles removal/conversion from handles rivets to screws mounting?
     
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    To pull the baffle out in one piece, to blow out the grille w compressed air, complete disassembly is required.
     

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