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Cleaning the Pronto
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Post 1 made on Tuesday August 3, 2021 at 03:15
manc01
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What is the best way to get the Pronto really clean? They all seem to get a bit sticky on the back of them after a while.
Post 2 made on Tuesday August 3, 2021 at 06:15
sebastian
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I think the sticky back is the paint dissolving from finger sweat and maybe aging.
This seems to be a common issue - if you look for used 9600/9800s they often show some wear on the back plate.
I think there's nothing that can be done by cleaning.
The only solution I see is to remove the back plate, use some fine sandpaper to remove the paint completely and repaint the whole thing.

I did that once for one of my 9800s, but unfortunately it already shows some spots where the paint did not stick (despite of using a primer before spray-painting).
So it's probably a good idea to get an opinion on what paint/primer to use from someone experienced in painting plastic pieces.

Sebastian
OP | Post 3 made on Tuesday August 3, 2021 at 07:16
manc01
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It's not a big deal, mainly about the feel of it actually. Sanding would be good but I am not sure how it would go with being plastic? I'm not sure what grit level either. Maybe someone has done it? I would like to vinyl wrap it but it probably isn't easy.
Post 4 made on Tuesday August 3, 2021 at 07:37
sebastian
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I used 1000 grit sandpaper. It's a bit cumbersome at first to get through the paint layer but once you start seeing the plastic, it gets easier.
If I remember correctly, it took me about 1.5h to completely remove the paint and I ended up with a smoth plastic surface.
Vinyl wrapping sounds like a cool idea, I have never done that.
You probably will have to figure something out with the holes where the two top rubber feet are located.
If you succeed, please show some pictures :)

Sebastian
Post 5 made on Tuesday August 3, 2021 at 12:18
Lyndel McGee
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I used mineral spirits to remove all the paint, then use 1000, 1500, 2000 grit sandpaper for really nice finish, prime and then repaint. Follow with 2 coatings of dull-cote.
Lyndel McGee
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Post 6 made on Tuesday August 3, 2021 at 12:19
Lyndel McGee
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Here's a blast from the past.

[Link: remotecentral.com]

The Dupli-Color Platinum is an exact match I think.

Look at the pics in the dropbox link.
Lyndel McGee
Philips Pronto Addict/Beta Tester
Post 7 made on Wednesday September 22, 2021 at 19:34
ask4mikie
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It seems like anything with that non-slip coating eventually gets gummy and dirty. I have a Logitech keyboard which had it on the wrist support. I was at the point that I was going to either de-gum it or throw it away. I found that isopropyl alcohol cleaned it right off. The black plastic underneath looks fine.

I noticed that the back of my 9600 is getting gummy and dirty, too. I have thought about trying the isopropyl, but it may also take off the paint. Leave it to Philips to make something out of black plastic and then paint it gray! Why didn't they just use gray plastic to begin with? Duh!

I guess I could strip ALL the paint off, and have a black Pronto!


Mike
Post 8 made on Thursday September 23, 2021 at 18:38
Lyndel McGee
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The back on all my Pronto 9600's is a gray plastic painted silver.
Lyndel McGee
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