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MrRoast
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MrRoast posted on Tue, Jun 4 2013 2:44 PM

Hello all,

I've obtained a WB10 wall bracket for my Beosystem 10 from eBay, however, when it arrived, despite being perfectly packaged, I noticed that it had small flecks on the surface which detract from the appearance. I've tried using water with a mild detergent with no effect and also isopropyl alcohol, again with no effect. I assume that there has been some corrosion to the surface finish/coating?

Naturally I'm disappointed and wondered if anyone has had a similar issue which they've managed to resolve? 

Cheers!

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The spots are most likely to be oxidation attacking the aluminium material.
You can see it in a microscope.
If it is indeed oxidation, there's really nothing you can do about it.
If it's very bad and you cannot live with it, you can sand it all down lightly and give it a silver/grey (car wheel) spray.
The eloxation cannot easily be repaired.

Martin

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Hungedu
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I've used a non-abrasive car wax and furniture polish (spray wax) with some success. You just need to be careful not to scuff up or wear off the clear coat finish. Use a soft cloth, not a paper towel.

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@ Hungedu - thanks, I'll give that a try but think that the clear cote has already been effected. You can 'feel' the marks if you rub your finger over the surface of the bracket Sad

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hi, don't know if this is appropriate but i picked up a beogram 1902 that had duct tape on for years, needless to say when i peeled it off the adhesive was completely set and no amount of soap and water would shift it, i figured i would have to just put up with it

 

one of the guys on here suggested eucalyptus oil, so i tried it and after leaving it on a short time it lifted the dried on adhesive, looks really great now and no damage to the aluminium, might be worth a try

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@ bisdtonhall - thanks for the suggestion, I may have a go if nothing else works!

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The spots are most likely to be oxidation attacking the aluminium material.
You can see it in a microscope.
If it is indeed oxidation, there's really nothing you can do about it.
If it's very bad and you cannot live with it, you can sand it all down lightly and give it a silver/grey (car wheel) spray.
The eloxation cannot easily be repaired.

Martin

MrRoast
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Thanks Martin,

I was fearing as much - it's a shame as it spoils the clean look of the bracket! Being a perfectionist it's annoying as I searched for a while to find one as well! I'll just have to live with it!

Dave

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