I have a few Small Stones, Small Clones and the like that are in very dirty condition. The screening / colored ink on the face of the enclosure is dull and faded on some.
I of course know better than to use any type of heavy-duty cleaner as it would likely take the ink right off. I’ve already read that the screening on most EHX units is not overly durable and can indeed be damaged / removed if any type of even slightly harsh cleaner is used.
So, I’ve been using good ole soap and water for now… and a toothbrush (a dab of dish washing detergent like Palmolive, and water). Then rinse / wipe with a damp paper towel. Seems to be working well, removes the grime, scum, nicotine, beer, etc… and zero damage to the ink.
But once clean, often the finish on the face of the units is just dull looking… scuffed and faded due to years of use. Needs a good polishing! ...well, in a perfect world anyway.
If this ink could handle some type of “wax”, that would really spiff up the finish and add a nice shine, give the color some depth, etc. But I fear that a typical wax may harm the ink.
Any suggestions from those who work on these pedals regularly? Any good way to yield a nice shine on the original paint without smearing it or removing it? Have you guys found a cleaner or a wax or a method that can bring out the color and get rid of the dullness / minor scuffing, without removing or damaging the ink?