Cleaning of a machine.

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  1. MattCrosby

    MattCrosby Semi-Pro

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    I'm currently looking at cleaning my turntable, I've recently (nearly a year ago) upgraded to a WISE 2086, but I get small dosages of slippage from my clamps so obviously I'm not happy with that, whats the best way to go around cleaning the glide rails, the clamps themselves?

    TIA.
     
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  2. Herb

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    Paper towel and alcohol for rails, toothbrush and alcohol for clamps. There are videos on YouTube
     
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  3. esgee48

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    Shoelaces or paper towel soaked in Isopropyl alcohol (91% solution) and run those thru the teeth of the clamps.
     
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  4. Karma Tennis

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    I know you are using guide rails so as @Herb has said, IA will probably do the trick.

    I have a machine with tracks. I remove the tracks from the turntable and along with the clamp bases, I immerse the whole lot into a tub of boiling hot water and dish-washing detergent. I then scrub the lot with a stiff nylon scrubbing brush. Use paper towels to dry the lot off which also provides a visual indicator of how clean everything now is.

    Once I'm satisfied that everything is clean, then do a final wipe off with IA and put everything back on the machine.

    Certainly notice a difference in the performance of the machine after I have done this.
     
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  5. 1HBHfanatic

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    Similar method here,,
    Regularly, after about 5 srringings, I leave the alcohol soaked string on the teeth of the clamps and the starting clamp as well,,
    about once or twice a year, ill use thoothbrush method additionally...
     
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  6. SavvyStringer

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    I clean the clamp teeth and rails with alcohol and a tooth brush. Once I've wiped them clean I use a light coating of dry teflon lubricant on the clamp posts and rails to make everything run smoothly. I use the WD40 teflon spray onto a paper towel and just wipe it on the rails and posts. I've never had a problem with the clamp bases turning or slipping due the extra lubrication.
     
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  7. MattCrosby

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    Thanks for the advice all, I managed to successfully clean my machine, having closer inspected my clamps, I'm going to need some new ones pretty soon. The rails are still in good condition! Just needed a good clean.
     
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