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Cleaning a SOX Lamp « on: April 20, 2023, 08:42:01 PM » Author: Econolite03
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I have a Philips SOX lamp, and unfortunately the lamp has some sort of residue on the outer glass from being in storage. It looks like something that could be cleaned easily with rag with water but I don't want to risk doing any damage to the lamp. Any ideas (preferably from experience) that I could use to clean the lamp safely is welcomed.

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Re: Cleaning a SOX Lamp « Reply #1 on: April 20, 2023, 08:52:25 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
 I typically just use windex . (BE VERY CAREFUL AROUND THE ETCH !!!)
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Re: Cleaning a SOX Lamp « Reply #2 on: April 20, 2023, 08:53:35 PM » Author: Econolite03
I was thinking exactly that. How well does it work?
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Re: Cleaning a SOX Lamp « Reply #3 on: April 20, 2023, 08:57:09 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
 It will usually remove most contaminents from the glass (I have also wiped off an etch or 2 !)  I've also used 0000 steel wool to remove heavier contaminents but I don't know if that will damage any coatings on a SOX lamp .
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Re: Cleaning a SOX Lamp « Reply #4 on: April 20, 2023, 08:58:45 PM » Author: Econolite03
10-4.
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Re: Cleaning a SOX Lamp « Reply #5 on: April 20, 2023, 10:59:49 PM » Author: joseph_125
On more delicate lamps, I start with a slightly damp paper towel. If that doesn't work, I get some 70% isopropyl alcohol from the pharmacy, put that on a paper towel and wipe the lamp off with that.

Be careful around the etch, or avoid it if it's not too dirty.
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Re: Cleaning a SOX Lamp « Reply #6 on: April 21, 2023, 01:37:17 AM » Author: Econolite03
Ahh, I see.

So here’s what I ended up doing, I took a rag with a little bit of water and it cleaned the lamp perfectly. I did avoid the etch so that’s fine.
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Re: Cleaning a SOX Lamp « Reply #7 on: April 21, 2023, 09:00:16 AM » Author: Michael
Just avoid cleaning the bulb on the inside as there the reflective coating resides.  :'-)

The outside surface may be cleaned like a normal bulb or fluorescent tube ex. the etch.
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