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How to clean and polish RCA Blonde Limed Oak finish?
« on: April 10, 2019, 03:18:56 PM »
Anyone have any ideas or tips to clean a Blonde Limed Oak cabinet finish?
the finish is in excellent condition almost new, no yellowing. i just want to wipe it down and clean the wood, i just want to use the correct cleaner and way to do it without causing damage
Any ideas?

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Re: How to clean and polish RCA Blonde Limed Oak finish?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2019, 11:13:02 PM »
How about some Murphy's Oil Soap?  It's not too aggressive and intended for use on wood. 

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Re: How to clean and polish RCA Blonde Limed Oak finish?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2019, 02:04:02 PM »
I was hesitant on that because i used it once on something and left a sticky film on it
the cabinet is mint and has no yellowing at all anywhere
like a sealed 1960 time capsule
was in the same finished basement since new ill post pictures this weekend.
I just wiped it off with a cloth and is fine now
it was just dust but being in the condition it is in i didnt want to risk anything.
Thanks for replying  :)

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Re: How to clean and polish RCA Blonde Limed Oak finish?
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2019, 08:32:53 AM »
Thanks in advance for posting photos.  I'm looking forward to viewing your latest toy.  ;)

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Re: How to clean and polish RCA Blonde Limed Oak finish?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2019, 02:28:15 PM »
Antique Ivory, blonde (whatever you want to call it) is a faux paint finish.  I'd think anything safe to use on household painted surfaces should be safe for Antique Ivory.  Just be careful and test on an inconspicuous area first.  That stuff is the dickens to fix sometimes.
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Re: How to clean and polish RCA Blonde Limed Oak finish?
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2019, 06:41:24 PM »
The photos have been posted in the RCA forum. It is indeed a beautiful instrument. It does not appear to be any sort of faux finish. Just a light wood.
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Re: How to clean and polish RCA Blonde Limed Oak finish?
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2019, 02:02:21 PM »
It is all wood. 

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Re: How to clean and polish RCA Blonde Limed Oak finish?
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 02:05:57 PM »
It was a process RCA called Limed Oak. it was a special process and a lot of work to create that Limed Oak or Blonde as people call it. It was more money as well in that finish, because of the extra work involved to create it