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Offline MMikeJBenN27

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Soft Plastic phones
« on: October 31, 2019, 05:50:48 AM »
Is it OK to use Armor-All on soft plastic phones?

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Soft Plastic phones
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2019, 07:34:30 AM »
Before using anything which you are not sure is safe, try a small amount on the inside of the shell first to see if it causes damage.  i never used Armor-All, so I do not know if it is safe.

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Offline Duffy

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Re: Soft Plastic phones
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2019, 08:10:46 AM »
Doug Rose swears by Avon's Skin So Soft.
Search for it here in the forums.

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Soft Plastic phones
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2019, 10:40:56 AM »
Avon SSS is for bakelite, not plastic. I hate Amour All, makes things slimy! I use a product by Turtle Wax called F-21 super protectant.. It is in a green bottle. I get it at auto parts stores. Works well and does not make plastic slimy. I use it on soft & hard palstic with no issues.

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Offline Scott

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Re: Soft Plastic phones
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2019, 10:47:23 AM »
Avon SSS is for bakelite, not plastic. I hate Amour All, makes things slimy! I use a product by Turtle Wax called F-21 super protectant.. It is in a green bottle. I get it at auto parts stores. Works well and does not make plastic slimy. I use it on soft & hard palstic with no issues.

Thanks for the tip. Do you use the paste or spray?

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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Soft Plastic phones
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2019, 11:59:38 AM »
Spray. I did not know there was a paste?
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Re: Soft Plastic phones
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2019, 12:04:34 PM »
It showed up on an internet search.

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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Soft Plastic phones
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2019, 01:12:36 PM »
I used 400 grit sandpaper using Avon SSS instead of water on this soft plastic Med Blue 500. Looks shiny to me....Doug
« Last Edit: October 31, 2019, 02:00:44 PM by Doug Rose »
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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Soft Plastic phones
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2019, 01:42:43 PM »
I used 400 grit sandpaper using Avon SSS instead of water on this soft plastic Med Blue 302. Looks shiny to me....Doug

OK, guess I was wrong. Thanks for the clarification. By the way, funny looking 302 ;)
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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Soft Plastic phones
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2019, 02:01:38 PM »
OK, guess I was wrong. Thanks for the clarification. By the way, funny looking 302 ;)
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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Soft Plastic phones
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2019, 02:51:15 PM »
Now that I reread it, you used the SSS while sanding not after? Interesting.
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Offline Western Bell

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Re: Soft Plastic phones
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2019, 04:50:30 PM »
All these above use variety of chemical solvents including mineral spirits, light petroleum distillates an mineral oil to suspends a wax, spread an oil or evenly apply silicone on a surface. Novus 1 clean all that residues off plastic surfaces leave it clean. Does anyone know what the a long term affects are do to putting solvent based waxes on soft plastic or ABS?

Offline FABphones

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Re: Soft Plastic phones
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2019, 06:24:54 PM »
Is it OK to use Armor-All on soft plastic phones?

I'm not familiar with that brand so I looked it up, they have quite a few products: cleaners, wipes, protectants, wax....

Which one in particular were you looking at? What exactly is it you are wanting to do?

I would select one, look at the ingredients, then check them against the soft plastic/tenite restoration info on here. And as suggested, do a test patch to double check results.

Re using SSS with sandpaper, the oil would act as a lubricant to the grit. Have never used oil with sandpaper, but I would guess the plastic would need a final wipe down to prevent leaving a residue (as the oil would not be able to penetrate this plastic) and buffing with a clean soft cloth.

Let us know how you get on.  :)

ETA
This thread explains Tenite restoration. Step by step with photos:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=20164



« Last Edit: November 01, 2019, 04:36:49 AM by FABphones »
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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Soft Plastic phones
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2019, 08:00:12 PM »
Now that I reread it, you used the SSS while sanding not after? Interesting.
Harry for a wet send I use SSS instead of water. it doesn’t dry out and goes a long way to keep it moist. When I was done I just wiped of the excess SSS and it just shines....Doug
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Offline andre_janew

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Re: Soft Plastic phones
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2019, 08:41:52 PM »
 There was a product advertised on TV a while back.  I think the name of it was Vynal Renew.  Wipe it on and it revives faded plastic.  It was made by the same company that makes Armor-All.