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    garyk706
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    Whats the best way to clean a paper dial

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    Bob Tascione
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    Happy New Year Garyk706,
    I don’t think there is a “best method” to clean paper dials. Many people feel that doing anything beyond brushing with a very soft brush should be avoided. While others use chemicals like bleach, hydrogen peroxide as well as water to remove stains. I personally shy away from doing too much because of a few bad experiences I’ve had with them in the past. One thing that has worked ok for me is brushing back and forth with a fine brush and little corn starch sprinkled on the dial. I’ve heard that document cleaning pads that are used on old drawings, paintings and books work pretty well. I haven’t tried that yet but now that you’ve brought the subject up here and stirred my curiosity I’ll order one to see how it works.
    I just did a google search for “document cleaning pads” and a bunch of resources popped up.
    Enjoy GaryK,
    Bob

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    arutha
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    Did you ever try that stuff out on the paper dials Bob? The clock I bought today has quite a mucky paper dial. I think I would rather leave the original in than replace it with a new one that would look too new.

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    Bob Tascione
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    Hi Arutha,
    I did get some pads but I don’t have a dirty paper dial to try it on yet. Only a matter of time though.
    Bob

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