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Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by rjtm, Oct 2, 2011.
Does anyone know how to safely clean tolex well without causing rips or color changes?
I sure do. Get yourself some of these wipes:Armor All® - Product Detail
Then, after you've wiped till your heart's content, dry wipe the tolex with a clean terry towel type of cloth. Next, wipe it down with this: Armor All® - Product Detail
My amp is used, and doesn't look as new as a "brand new amp" but it sure is clean and smooth.
alright thanks. Someone else told me that I should use a warm, wet cloth to wipe it down. Is that ok or will it damage my amp?
Alcohol works really well with a toothbrush if there's dirt really caked in the grain of the tolex, but I wouldn't advise it around seams as I'm not sure what it might do to the adhesive.
A warm wet towel is fine, tolex is just plastic. I use Simple Green for the harder stuff to clean.
What if I use a warm wet cloth with diluted simple green? Do I have to wipe it off after or can I just leave it?
Also what type of simple green should i use?
low gloss armor all works well. hi gloss if you like it slippery.
armor all and a toothbrush...
+ 1 for simple green.
I just spray it on and scrub it with shop cloths.
(not on a head/around vents though..)
What do you mean not on the head?
I mainly meant not to take the spray bottle and go to town on the faceplate and around the vents. It'll just create more work and cleanup
I would just soak a rag with it and scrub away.
Ok so just the tolex around the head not near the vents and faceplate. Last thing, after using it do I have to wipe it off again with a moist towel or just leave it on?
Wipe it if it's sticky, otherwise it will just evaporate and be fine.
Ok cool thanks Ill just do that. And which simply green should I buy? Theres quite a few of them.
When cleaning anything, it is best to spray the cleaner on a rag and not on what you are indending to clean.
Make sure you drain the filter caps first.
I've owned Marshall amps for over 25 years, and have never cleaned any tolex. Just sayin'!
Yeah, but when you buy a old used amp, it's best to clean her up as you don't know where she's been.