Cleaning Donkey Konga drums

Anything to do with games at all.
User avatar
Ecno
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: There're no Wolves

PostCleaning Donkey Konga drums
by Ecno » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:11 pm

I picked up a few sets of Donkey Konga drums from CEX but the tops are looking a bit grubby. What would be the best way too clean them? My thinking was a slightly damp cloth, but I'm worried about damaging them. Any thoughts?
http://www.phantomgoal.com

Football Betting Analysis and other related topics.
User avatar
IAmTheSaladMan
Member
Joined in 2011
Location: Sunderland

PostRe: Cleaning Donkey Konga drums
by IAmTheSaladMan » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:35 pm

I got a few sets of those last year and just gave them a wipe down with some antibacterial wipes.
Image
User avatar
Hyperion
Member
Joined in 2009
Location: Beyond the wall

PostRe: Cleaning Donkey Konga drums
by Hyperion » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:30 pm

Kitchen towel and some Windolene
Image Image
AndyXL
Member
Joined in 2011

PostRe: Cleaning Donkey Konga drums
by AndyXL » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:32 pm

Is this topic for real?
User avatar
Fade
Member
Joined in 2011
Location: Unknown

PostRe: Cleaning Donkey Konga drums
by Fade » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:25 pm

Just scrub them with some soap and then dry them off with an old newspaper.
Image
User avatar
BID0
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Essex

PostRe: Cleaning Donkey Konga drums
by BID0 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:00 pm

cif and warm water cleans up most grubby stains
Image
[twitter] [instagram] [twitch] [last.fm]
RO > 4 > 5 > 6 > 3 >> 1 > 2 > 7
User avatar
Fade
Member
Joined in 2011
Location: Unknown

PostRe: Cleaning Donkey Konga drums
by Fade » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:05 pm

Image
User avatar
Green Gecko
Director
Joined in 2008
Location: Sussex
Contact:

PostRe: Cleaning Donkey Konga drums
by Green Gecko » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:05 am

Actually, you probably don't want to use any kind of harsh chemicals on rubber or any kind of soft plastic.

Try any of the following

Hand soap
Distilled white vinegar
Cidre vinegar
Salt
Lemon juice

Use a wetwipe or kitchen towel and cotton buds for engrained stuff but don't create friction with circular motions or you'll melt the rubber and cause it wear off and ultimately collect more dirt.

If it's melanin (skin stains) or blue (indigo denim) forget about it. Cif might help, but you'll wear down the rubber as the soft outer layer is broken down.

If it's sticky from acidic sweat, you could try neutralising it with sodium bicarbonate (or baking powder) diluted in water, but the rubber has probably already gone through an irreversible chemical change.

Always make sure to wash with plenty of moist towels after cleaning stuff like this so you don't damage the surface with residual chemicals over time. It should smell neutral.
Support GRcade | t: @GRcade | FB: GRcadeUK | YT: GRcadeVideo | Twitch: GRcadeUK

Return to “Games”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Alvin Flummux, CitizenErased, IAmTheSaladMan, KjGarly, Skarjo and 39 guests