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 Author: Suprastar View Messages Posted By Suprastar
 Posted: May 12, 2021 04:39
 Subject: cleaning 12v lego track
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Suprastar (1)

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Hello lego fans.

New to the forum and would appreciate some advice please.
I have over the years accumulated lots of 12v classic track for a layout I will
soon start building.

Wasn't apparent unit I just cleaned all the track the various degrees of
colour discolouration.
Sleepers are ok, just the rails.

Any recommendations on how I can clean all the track and preserver the original
colour.

Picture of two of the trains and some wagons.

Cheers,
Ed.
 
 Author: BrickCompulsion View Messages Posted By BrickCompulsion
 Posted: May 12, 2021 10:24
 Subject: Re: cleaning 12v lego track
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Back in the day I always used meths to clean the track. ALways did the trick.
There are model railway "rubbers" available too which do the trick

If you mean the grey has gone a bit yellow then this is more of an issue - you
can use hydrogen peroxide and UV light but this can cause the plastic to become
brittle. I have a large amount of this track and for the yellowed bits its just
something I live with

The peroxide solution may cause the metal to rust too