- We first pull all the accessories from the radio (antenna, battery, mics, belt clips) and put them on the side for a separate cleaning.
- Focusing on the radio itself, we remove all sticker and tape applied to the outside of the case (not the radio ID tags) using one of the following chemicals, either GooGone or WD-40.
- Once all labels/tape have been removed, we want to give the radios a good bath. Think of all the people who have been hacking, coughing and god knows what else then using this radio, this freaks us out and we need to disinfect the radio, really! We use a 50% dilution of Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner Concentrate, liberally apply this mixture (without immersing radio) watching so not too much liquid gets into the speaker or microphone areas. After a short period of time we aggressively scrub unit using a stiff synthetic brush, then spraying units again with the cleaning mixture mentioned above. Using a clean cloth remove dry radio and removing any liquid paying particular attention to the speaker and microphone ports witch may require a quick puff of air remove any remaining liquid. At this point we like to give units a good spray of Lysol to kill and remaining germs and allow to air dry.
- After the thorough cleaning and disinfecting, we want to polish up these units. We like to use Pledge, liberally spray the Pledge on the radios (again you do not want to fill the speaker and microphone areas) and allow to sit on radios overnight if possible. The longer you let the Pledge sit on the radios the better they will and the longer it will maintain its shine.
- Repeat the above process for all the accessories (antennas, batteries, belt clips, microphones).
- Reassemble accessories and enjoy your new looking radios!