200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Gunhippie
... be very gentle!

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I cleaned the one on the left with Dawn and hot water. It was pretty dirty, so I let it soak for 15 minutes, then rubbed it down with a white Scotch Brite pad (non-abrasive).

Good thing I have that spare!

My usual technique for these is just some Mother's California Gold synthetic car wax on a very soft rag. Works pretty well, but that one seemed too dirty.

Here's the "before" pic:
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It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Tgarner01
I've had similar experiences, I should really buy some extras. Just rubbing them between my fingers with soap can remove the printing
Toby Garner
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Bob1774
Dawn is some amazing detergent, and has great potential.  But as you demonstrated, sometimes too much of anything is not better!  In this case, "it'll buff out," is not a good thing!
Bob
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Gunhippie
Toby--I think my spares mostly come from finding direction dials double-stacked on lanterns. I've seen it several times now. The inner disk will usually look like new.

Here's that spare disk after a quick buff with the Mother's wax:

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Splotchiness is the bad lighting in my shop.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Rubing
Dang Timm I thought at first that you were helping your GF bathe 🤣
But yes if you have calluses on your thumb that printing on the direction discs will disappear quickly even with Dawn dish detergent. 
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Gunhippie
Don't know what happened there, but fixed.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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rob_pontius
I've had good luck on cleaning the discoloration and fuel residue from direction disks and printed collars using a microfiber cloth and Wesley's bleche white tire cleaner. You still need to be very gentil, but it will remove the junk and leave the print.
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REJ2
Mantle/Mantles yep, you rubbed the S off the first one. LOL
Bob    ICCC #1574
Never, ever, leave behind a $5 lamp
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
Right after I saw this post I misted the one on an undated 237 with Oven cleaner. It wasn’t totally coated. The OC did zero damage. I was surprised.
Thank you
Kevin
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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BSAGuy
Been there and done that, Timm.  I even have the T-shirt.  It's a sinking feeling when you realize that your cleaning has gone too far and it can happen quickly.
- Courtenay
Be Prepared
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stoves1234
I've been using Magic Eraser sponges on my disks, and they work great.
Jim Brizzolara
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Bumpkin 95
I actually like windex. Haven’t ruined one yet and come out pretty clean. Now simple green will ruin one in a hurry 
  • Lee
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  • Like a lantern just hanging out
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