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  1. #1
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    Boom restoration

    I found recently a Boom on eBay that was basically almost for free and was sold "for parts". I took pity of the poor thing and decided to give it a try

    Luckily, it was only cosmetic and I'm happy with the results, following @chill and @JoeMuc2009 advices, I was able to bring it back to a decent shape. The spots on the front panel were cause by some aggressive chemical that went deep and/or remove color, it was not just dirt so getting the translucent part back and the panel black was a challenge.

    So, just a message for everybody owing a Boom with a sticky front panel, the fix using this https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000LNN11G/ restores them absolutely perfectly. You don't need to remove the existing rubber coating at all. Just extract the front panel and separate panel, knob, rubber/flex keyboard and keys. Put everything in water @70C with a bit of dish soap for 10 min, gentle brush, rince & dry very well. That remove stickiness for a bit then spray them quickly, including knob, keys and front plate (protect translucent part, no other item needs to be protected). They will be brand new.

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    Last edited by philippe_44; 2020-11-13 at 00:16.
    LMS 8.2 on Odroid-C4 - SqueezeAMP!, 5xRadio, 5xBoom, 2xDuet, 1xTouch, 1xSB3. Sonos PLAY:3, PLAY:5, Marantz NR1603, Foobar2000, ShairPortW, 2xChromecast Audio, Chromecast v1 and v2, Squeezelite on Pi, Yamaha WX-010, AppleTV 4, Airport Express, GGMM E5, RivaArena 1 & 3

  2. #2
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    Amazing result! Thanks for sharing.
    SqueezeBoxes: 1x Transporter (Living room) 1x SB2 (shed), 1x Radio (Kitchen), 1x Boom (Dining room), 1x piCorePlayer (jacuzzi), 1x piCorePlayer (Garden) 1x OSMC + Squeezelite (Movie room), 1x Touch (Study 2), few spare unit's
    Server: LMS on Pi3 7.9.1. on PcP 3.21
    Network: AVM Fritzbox, Netgear Smart Switch 24p, 3x Ubiquity

  3. #3
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    Magnifique

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    Paul Webster
    http://dabdig.blogspot.com
    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), PlanetRadio (Bauer - Kiss, Absolute, Scala, JazzFM etc), KCRW, Supla Finland, ABC Australia, CBC/Radio-Canada and RTE Ireland

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    If you look at this one for example https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Logitech-Squ...o/254775379621, it looks ugly but I'm now 100% confident that it could be restored to a perfectly smooth and visually flawless device :-)
    LMS 8.2 on Odroid-C4 - SqueezeAMP!, 5xRadio, 5xBoom, 2xDuet, 1xTouch, 1xSB3. Sonos PLAY:3, PLAY:5, Marantz NR1603, Foobar2000, ShairPortW, 2xChromecast Audio, Chromecast v1 and v2, Squeezelite on Pi, Yamaha WX-010, AppleTV 4, Airport Express, GGMM E5, RivaArena 1 & 3

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