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What is the best way of cleaning your whole tone arm and hight adjustment on a technics 1200 mk2 as just brought second hand one and works great but very dirty thanks dj fluant-c

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Use common sense when cleaning. Don' t use water. Instead I find Windex works well. Just spray enough to loosen up any dirt/grime build up. DO NOT OVERSOAK. And just wipe clean. There really is no real trick to cleaning these things.

Get yourself some cotton swabs, a can of air, and paper towels, and your all set.

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Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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