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#1 Atarian7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 4:56 PM

I noticed in one person's auction on ebay that it specificly stated he didn't use armor all to clean it.

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 6:25 PM

Ooh, this could be good. :D

#3 spacecadet OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 7:00 PM

I'm curious to see what the general feeling is around here about this; I know that in the classic car community, Armor-All has got a horrible, horrible reputation. Basically, if you use it once you have to keep using it or it totally destroys whatever you put it on. Some sort of chemical thing, the way it breaks down over time.

Myself, I often wonder if my use of Windex is doing any damage... I've been cleaning systems this way for years and they all look fine, but I never like using any sort of chemical on anything like that. I make sure to use ammonia-free, just basic Windex, but I still wonder about it.

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 7:04 PM

Povlok1... where are ya buddy? Let's get his reply - then get this topic locked, before it gets ugly... like that last one... ugh!

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 7:11 PM

Povlok1... where are ya buddy? Let's get his reply - then get this topic locked, before it gets ugly... like that last one... ugh!



I heard Jeff (Povlok1) isn't allowed to post here anymore because he got caught cleaning his arcade machines with Armor All.

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 7:12 PM

LMAO

Mooooooock, where are you? :D

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 7:25 PM

I use Gold Bond on my carts. :D

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 7:26 PM

I noticed in one person's auction on ebay that it specificly  stated he didn't use armor all to clean it.


Try it and see. :twisted:

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 7:26 PM

I missed out on the whole armor all inside joke thing for some odd reason.. so I remain as mystified as you :P

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 7:29 PM

I use Gold Bond on my carts. :D


Whats this to help keep them dry down there so teh contacts don't corrode up over time?

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 7:33 PM

Here I will beat mock to it


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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 7:48 PM

I missed out on the whole armor all inside joke thing for some odd reason.. so I remain as mystified as you :P


http://www.atariage....pic.php?t=39728

http://www.atariage....pic.php?t=40447

:D

There are some more. :ponder:

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 7:49 PM

I noticed in one person's auction on ebay that it specificly  stated he didn't use armor all to clean it.


Was that person a contributor to this thread, perhaps?


There's nary an animal alive that can outrun a greased Scotsmen.


I don't know, I hear that the sheep in Aberdeen are pretty quick :D

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 8:11 PM

I usually use Liquid Gold on the wood paneling. Makes them look nice and shiny and even works well on real wood. :D

I prefer Atari All for most of the cleaning though. And if that doesn't work, that crack cream usually works as a last resort.

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 8:25 PM

I noticed in one person's auction on ebay that it specificly  stated he didn't use armor all to clean it.



I'm glad you asked...I fully endorse Armor All for your Atari cleaning needs...it does a wonderfull job and does in fact leave a nice shiney glow...and somewhat of a pungent odor...which i like to think of as an acquired smell. Contrary to what you might hear from some of the "nay-sayers" in the peanut gallery...no one can produce an ounce of proof that cleaning your classic Atari with Armor All does anything but make it shiney.

While the folks at Armor All will not go on the record saying that they can encourage the use of their product to clean Atari systems...I think it is fine...I will have to work up a web page with an FAQ on it as to the proper procedure for cleaning an Atari system with Armor All, because you can't just give it a bath...it takes a little time, effort, and overall TLC to get a showroom shine on your 20 year old system.

Thank you...that is all.

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 8:28 PM

I usually use Liquid Gold on the wood paneling.


I sincerely hope that you're not referring to this lot:

http://www.lyricsvau...songs/4740.html

* suppresses painful memories *

* tries to get song out of head *

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 8:49 PM

I missed out on the whole armor all inside joke thing for some odd reason.. so I remain as mystified as you :P


http://www.atariage....pic.php?t=39728

http://www.atariage....pic.php?t=40447

:D

There are some more. :ponder:


:lol: aaha Now I see why I skipped that thread.. the title seemed boring (I never clean shit). But now I see it was pure comedy gold :D

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 8:51 PM

I usually use Liquid Gold on the wood paneling.  Makes them look nice and shiny and even works well on real wood.  :D  


I rented an apartment once where the previous tenants had let their cats use liquid gold on the hardwood floors.. it was not repairable.
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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 9:00 PM

Wow, I didn't realize there was such a debate about this previously (I'm new around here).

I really think AA is just unnecessary, and it does make systems look unnaturally shiny. Here are some systems I've just cleaned with Windex, they look pretty much like new (not "better than new") in terms of shine to me:

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For the stuff with boxes behind it, just compare the system to the box shot. That's how it's supposed to look.

These systems were never supposed to have a mirror finish.

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 9:33 PM

I know a little about Armor All. I used to run a company that details million dollar airplanes inside and out.
The biggest problem with Armor All products is that most are water based and when you put them on dash boards the water will dry up and shrink what its on and might cause a crack over time if you only put armor all on 1 time a year. This would apply to armor all that would get hit with sunlight. Now other products "not armor all" add silicon to there shine products, some forms of silicon can hurt plastics and rubbers "like tires for all you sick people". Some silicons could turn plastics soft. We found that Armor All worked the best for most parts and never hurt when we used it. However i see people on ebay where it loks like it was dipped the Atari systems in it and left the system all slick. Some of the best products we ever used were a cream that was rubbed into leatheres and it contained natural products in them.

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 10:33 PM

"Liquid Gold" is a brand of a cleaner like Windex.. Not song or urine. :D And thanks for the link to the song, I have a new one to block. :P

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 10:37 PM

"Liquid Gold" is... Not... urine.


Mine is.

#23 Mock OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 11:21 PM

I actually recomend the "Low Gloss" armor All if you can find it...good stuff. lol


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Posted Wed Jan 5, 2005 11:55 PM

I sprayed all my systems with Tinactin.. I figured if it could kill crap off sweaty wrestler's balls, it could clean my systems..

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Posted Thu Jan 6, 2005 12:57 AM

But the absolute best product to use on an Atari is...

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