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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Parge, 20 Oct 2015.

  1. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Hi guys!

    Bought my Ncase second hand, its in perfect condition, but as anyone who has owned an brushed aluminium chassis will know – they pick up greasy fingerprints. So, what is the best way to clean the above?

    Cheers in advance.
     
  2. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    I would start of with a mild pot scourer one of the foam one side and green thing on the other with a decent water soluble degreaser and keep with the grain, see how that works

    Aluminium is a right bugger for cleaning I've been considering CNC'ing a pattern all over a build I'll be doing because of that
     
  3. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Nothing but Windolene and a lint free cloth. It's vinegar based so will get rid of all of the greasy marks with ease and does not leave a residue.

    Edit. I feel your pain though. Around eight months or so ago I decided I was going to build a pocket sized rig. This is actually one of the smallest stand up cases you can get and it was a nightmare to mod and build.

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    Same finish as yours too, total fingerprint magnet !

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    And the best thing to use is definitely Windolene or generic Asda based window cleaner :)
     
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  4. Goatee

    Goatee Multimodder

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    My wife uses baby oil on our stainless steel fridge. Looks quality after a bit of buffing. Should work on any brushed metal.

    I think it gives an even oil coat rather than actually cleaning it but the finish is lovely.
     
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  5. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Stop eating Cheetos and touching yourself whilst handling your case. I've lived by this mantra for several years and never looked back.
     
  6. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    Let's be honest, Nick never stopped eating cheetos and touching himself. He just resorted to cotton gloves when handling his PC. :p
     
  7. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Dave knows.
     
  8. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Oh dear.

    I have now been reminded me of this thread.

    Great work guys, great work.
     
  9. JamesRC

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    So glad I read this thread. Mainly for the yoghurt.
     
  10. sonicgroove

    sonicgroove Radical Atheist

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    Equal parts white vinegar and distilled water in a spray bottle. Spray onto cloth and wipe. It can also be used for LCD Monitor screens. Works a treat!
     

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