How To Clean Milanese Loop Band?

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  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    The Milanese Loop is what I ordered with my 42mm SS watch.

    However, I didn't want it to be my daily wear band. It's a more luxurious band and I had hoped to save it for more formal occasions.

    Unfortunately, the sport band I ordered for "everyday use" is still a few days to a week away from actually shipping.

    So, been wearing the Milanese Loop to work.

    When all is said and done and I get my sport band, I will want to clean my Milanese loop.

    Apple suggests using a damp cloth to clean it.

    Is there a better cleaning method that anyone would suggest to move any dirt that may have accumulated on the band?

    Feel free to provide links to products.


    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    If you have an electric toothbrush, try using an old brush head and use soap or even toothpaste. That should get out any muck that builds up within the links.
     
  3. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Interesting idea. I like that.

    So I can get the ban wet and do a little light scrubbing with an old electric toothbrush head?
     
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    Precisely. Then, squeeze it between a folded towel and you're back to normal.
     
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  8. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Davids...

    I was going to buy one of these.

    How well do they work?

    Would you put the entire watch into this cleaner or just the band?

    I ask, because it *seems* whatever is put in gets immersed in liquid

    Think I will definitely pick one of these up.
     
  9. DavidsAlterEgo macrumors newbie

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    They work very, very well. Been using one for years on other watches and jewelry. I'd remove the band and only put that in the cleaner. As for the solution, I simply just use dish soap and hot water.
     
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    Seems like you would only want to do the band to be safe. I'd think a soft cloth and some rubbing alcohol would work well on the back of the watch itself, since it has a fairly smooth surface and should be easy to wipe clean.

    Though others might want to chime in with thoughts on the alcohol, not sure if that would cause fogging issues with the IR/LEDs or not.
     
  11. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I am buying one of these things TODAY

    As for the watch, this is an excellent product recommended on one of the websites to use with a cloth for cleaning the watch...

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00068GEJM...olid=1M2XARP67I1BE&coliid=IF63KJLTJJML7&psc=1
     
  12. SixtyK macrumors 6502a

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    It's stainless steel. Just run it through the dishwasher every few days and it should be good as new.
     
  13. Technodynamic macrumors 6502

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    toothpaste IS ABRASSIVE. I would not use that on the Milanese band personally. The electric toothbrush is a good idea... but with soap.

    Toothpaste is good for restoring old headlights to be clear and get that yellow haze off however. :cool:
     
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    Right on! +1

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    Right on! Very hot water is the key here. +1
     
  17. jtrue28 macrumors 6502

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    What a rip-off!

    :D
     
  18. mark-in-mk macrumors regular

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    Dont forget the remove the hairs it plucks from your arm.

    At least thats my routine. This thing is sexy cool, but painful.

    Band exchange programme activated.
     
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    has anyone tried this yet? wanna know before i try it myself.
     
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    No... I what you or SixtyK to be the Ginny Pig!
     
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  22. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I bought one of those ultrasonic thingies. Threw a bit of dish detergent (Joy) in there. Seems to have done an okay job cleaning it.
     
  23. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I would drop this band into a glass of ammonia or Windex and let it soak for a while. Pull it out, rinse and dry. It will cut most stuff and leave it like new. I dropped my whole Rolex in ammonia once a week and rinsed under water and it removed all gunk from daily use. This trick was straight from the Rolex dealer who had been doing the same with his for years.
     
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  25. mrchanute macrumors newbie

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    I have a couple of old coin necklaces, and the antiquities store says to clean them with a paste of baby shampoo and baking soda, as it is completely nonabrasive. I clean my Milanese loop this way and it looks like brand new.
     

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