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Posted on: June 15, 2017 @ 07:07 AM
philwoodmusic
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How is the white color holding up on your White anniversary edition XFs?

I managed to find a shop with some new stock, still.

Obviously, I’m not planning on leaving an XF WH in direct sunlight, but I worry that the colour might tarnish or change to something less clean looking.

Thank you.

Phil

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Posted on: June 15, 2017 @ 07:15 PM
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I realize that there were fewer white XFs sold than black ones, but I’m surprised that there hasn’t as yet been a reply to Phil’s request.

Anyone who owns a white XF6/7/8, please let us know how the finish is standing up.

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Posted on: June 16, 2017 @ 03:41 PM
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5pinDIN - 15 June 2017 07:15 PM

I realize that there were fewer white XFs sold than black ones, but I’m surprised that there hasn’t as yet been a reply to Phil’s request.

Anyone who owns a white XF6/7/8, please let us know how the finish is standing up.

Ahh well, it’s too late now!

My new XF7 matches your avatar.

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Posted on: June 16, 2017 @ 04:19 PM
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philwoodmusic - 16 June 2017 03:41 PM

Ahh well, it’s too late now!

My new XF7 matches your avatar.

Congratulations.

However, since my own XF6 is a black one, perhaps I should change my avatar…

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Posted on: June 16, 2017 @ 04:33 PM
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I think the internet might break if you did that.

You could change it to an earlier version you had in the halcyon 70s, when you were sporting a Zappa stache.

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Posted on: June 16, 2017 @ 06:26 PM
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philwoodmusic - 16 June 2017 04:33 PM

I think the internet might break if you did that.

I think you’re right, with that dark avatar I might have to change my user-name to “Darth 5pin”.

 

philwoodmusic -

You could change it to an earlier version you had in the halcyon 70s, when you were sporting a zappa stache.

Now, that’s funny. :-)

However, I suspect you’re just trying to get my avatar to look more like George Duke.  ;-)

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Posted on: June 17, 2017 @ 09:08 AM
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Well, my XF7 is neither black nor white but has faded a bit from years of resting my hand just under the sequencer transport buttons :-)

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Posted on: June 17, 2017 @ 02:59 PM
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Mutiny in Jonestown - 17 June 2017 09:08 AM

Well, my XF7 is neither black nor white but has faded a bit from years of resting my hand just under the sequencer transport buttons :-)]

Cool,

You can just have another overlay made up when the fading is bad enough.  I hope?

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Posted on: June 17, 2017 @ 05:05 PM
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philwoodmusic - 17 June 2017 02:59 PM
Mutiny in Jonestown - 17 June 2017 09:08 AM

Well, my XF7 is neither black nor white but has faded a bit from years of resting my hand just under the sequencer transport buttons :-)]

Cool,

You can just have another overlay made up when the fading is bad enough.  I hope?

Yes, I definitely kept all the original artwork.  The overlay was so big I had to have it printed at a Staples office supply store on a special printer and super heavy gloss paper...cost me about $75 but has been well worth every penny :-)

Best of luck with your white XF7!

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Posted on: June 19, 2017 @ 04:32 PM
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I own and gig with a white XF6 that I bought used.  I clean it up with a Clorox wipe and it looks fine.  The finish seems to be durable.

Mike

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Posted on: June 19, 2017 @ 06:39 PM
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solderball - 19 June 2017 04:32 PM

I own and gig with a white XF6 that I bought used.  I clean it up with a Clorox wipe and it looks fine.  The finish seems to be durable.

Mike

Welcome to the forum.

I’m glad your white XF6 is holding up to the cleaning it’s getting. However, if the Clorox wipes you’ve referred to are the ones I know of, they contain chlorine compounds and alcohol, both of which I’d avoid when cleaning an XF.
From page 5 of the XF Owner’s Manual:
When cleaning the instrument, use a soft, dry/dry [sic] or slightly damp cloth. Do not use paint thinners, solvents, cleaning fluids, or chemical-impregnated wiping cloths.

In my experience, if just a quick vacuuming doesn’t do the trick, then a microfiber cloth dampened with water and rung almost completely out typically works well. If that isn’t quite adequate, than a drop of dishwashing liquid in the water is usually all that’s required.

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Posted on: June 19, 2017 @ 07:57 PM
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Hey! I like my White XF’s finish better than my Black XF’s. I own a White XF6 and a Black XF6 and Black XF7. The White seems to be more ‘glossy’ and stays cleaner than my others.
Cheers!

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Posted on: June 20, 2017 @ 08:06 AM
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Before I put the overlay on my black XF7, the only thing that kept it clean was the microfiber cloth 5pinDIN described.  I had to go to an auto parts store to find one and it was about $10 but worked great.  There’s just something odd about the finish that a regular cloth can’t keep clean :-)

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