I have got hold of some classic track but its a bit grubby and the rails are dull. Whats the best way to clean it up and with what products? Can I for example use brasso or similar for the rails and some thing like back to black or gt85 on the plastic?
Don't use anything abrasive on the rails, it will take off any protective coating that may be on them. I use methylated spirits to clean both track and rails and then top dress the rails with Inox MX3 which helps protect them from moisture and rust. Others will no doubt recommend different methods for you.
Doesn`t matter if your rails are dull, as long as they are not rusty.
Meths, WD40,turps substitute all okay on the rails.
I`ve always just used an oily rag.
Twice a year I rub the plastic with a cloth with a bit WD 40 on. The rest of the time one of those new microfibre dusters keeps the plastic dust free.
I use inox mx3 LINKY ANOTHER LINKY on my rails and a Lint roller to clean dust of the track LINKY
I haven't yet but I know some member have set a car up to pull the lint roller around the track. So you clean while having fun
Clean the track pieces submerged in water and soap (dishwash detergent) using a stiff floor scrub, then clean the rails with contact cleaner. WD40 or Inox MX3 using a stiff sponge. Finally snug up all the "female" connectors gently with a needle nose plier.
I used this method on about 60+ pieces of old grimy Scalextric Classic track and it took a whole afternoon/evening, but it was well worth it. The result was good conductivity and surprisingly good grip.
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