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I got some pretty ugly "smudges"/spots stuck on the fins of my NH-D14. How in the world do I clean it? I tried good ol' isopropyl and it's useless.

What to do?
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use tomato ketchup or baking soda mixed with water
I have never tried it but I have seen the results on the bases not sure about the fins
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Fins are aluminum. A metal polish is best way. Like used to clean bikes, silverware, etc.

It's the acid in tomato / vinegar that does the cleaning.. and if you don't get it all off it will keep eating at the aluminum.
Edited by doyll - 5/14/13 at 3:33am
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This is the stuff I've used for every to polish by bikes, car chrome, etc. Tear off a piece of it and polish your fins, faucets, wheels, whatever.. and it will last you years and years.
http://www.amazon.com/Nevr-Dull-Magic-Wadding-Polish/dp/B000XBJ3XG/ref=pd_sim_hg_4
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Going to assume this is the same thing as it's under a different brand: http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/EAG1/1035605/N0454.oap?ck=Search_polish+metal_-1_3052&keyword=polish+metal

Have one by my house so I can easily pick it up.
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

Fins are aluminum.


...nickle plated
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post

Going to assume this is the same thing as it's under a different brand: http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/EAG1/1035605/N0454.oap?ck=Search_polish+metal_-1_3052&keyword=polish+metal

Have one by my house so I can easily pick it up.

Looks the same to me
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