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Mark Helm


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 29 Aug 2019 9:27 pm    
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I recently acquired a late 50s Fender steel with a vintage tweed case. Nice case, but it has black stains all over one side (what I assume came from mildew?).

Any advice on how--if at al possible--to remove or mitigate the stains?

Any advice appreciated!



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Larry Allen


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Post  Posted 31 Aug 2019 10:27 am    
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Hi Mark...Ace Hardware sells a product called “30 seconds”.....removes mold and mildew...commonly used in Hawaii on everything....Larry Smile
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Barry Blackwood


Post  Posted 1 Sep 2019 7:10 am    
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"30 Seconds" contains Sodium Hypochlorite which makes it, essentially, bleach. Try it on an inconspicuous area before using it on the entire item...
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R Crow


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Hectorville, OK USA
Post  Posted 1 Sep 2019 5:29 pm     Wd-40
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Mark, Try WD-40 on a small spot before you buy expensive cleaners. I had a stain on my new speaker cabinet (cat whiz) that wouldn't come off with other cleaners. No problem for WD-40. I've not tried it on mildew, but have had good luck with it. You probably have a can out in the garage? Good luck.
Rick
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Barry Blackwood


Post  Posted 2 Sep 2019 8:17 am    
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Personally, I wouldn't recommend using WD-40 on any porous material unless you want it to reek of WD-40 forever....
That being said, are you referring to X14 mildew stain remover (made by the WD-40 company?)
https://www.amazon.com/WD-40-Company-260240-Mildew-Remov128oz/dp/B00428P74U
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R Crow


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Post  Posted 2 Sep 2019 10:41 am     Wd-40
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No, plain old WD-40.
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