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Cleaning Armrest

Posted by Mario Rimoldi on Friday, September 2, 2011

 I have a brand new Recording King Elite 75 Banjo, sounds great but  I noticed the armrest has a smudge  worn look after resting my arm there for a while. What's it made of  (nickel plated?) Is there anything to use to clean it? I know this is petty but I was just curious.



8 comments on “Cleaning Armrest”

tkocason Says:
Friday, September 2, 2011 @11:11:18 AM

Hey, my skin reacts to nickel really bad as well. I have a three pack of polish cloths I bought from Deerings web site. One of them is for tarnish, and you have to rub for about 10 mins (it's a pain) but it'll eventually shine up again. Then I hit it with the polish cloth. (The other cloth in the pack is for the wood)
It's a lot of work so I've pretty much gave up on doing it anymore. I think I'm going to either buy a wood or Cobalt arm rest (won't react) or a plastic cover for the arm rest. I guess winter is coming so I could shine it one more time and wear a long sleeve shirt when I play.
Keith.

Oalbrets Says:
Friday, September 2, 2011 @11:59:12 AM

Try to order some OZ polish. You can use it for everything on your banjo, wood, metel and it is wonderful.

beetlegeist Says:
Friday, September 2, 2011 @12:26:31 PM

To prevent nickle rash cover the arm rest in nail varnish.

tkocason Says:
Friday, September 2, 2011 @12:55:33 PM

"To prevent nickle rash cover the arm rest in nail varnish."

Okay For us slow learners....by nail varnish, do you mean nail polish? Or, is there a type of fingernail polish that they call varnish? Or, is this some kind of varnish you put on wood? Come on man, don't leave me hanging here.... I'm need a cheap fix :-)

tkocason Says:
Friday, September 2, 2011 @1:14:05 PM

Mario, I just posted a pic of the tarnish on my arm rest.

beetlegeist Says:
Friday, September 2, 2011 @1:34:03 PM

Nail varnish and polish I belive are the same. Essentially it is a clear lacquer.

tkocason Says:
Friday, September 2, 2011 @1:42:57 PM

ok got it thanks!

tkocason Says:
Saturday, September 3, 2011 @3:05:25 PM

"Try to order some OZ polish. You can use it for everything on your banjo, wood, metal and it is wonderful."

Thanks for the tip Oalbrets, I'm gonna get some soon.
Keith.

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