As some of you are aware, I recently hauled my No. 3 from the eastern shore of Maryland to my new home in Kentucky. Having thanked my lucky stars that the truck did not tip over (more on this in a later post), I am now faced with trying to restore my beautiful beast. Overall the press is in tip top shape, but to be expected there is a decent layer of grime and cobwebs from top to bottom. I read previous posts stating that I should not remove anything that I can not easily reattach. No problem there.
My question is: What is generally considered to be the best method for cleaning the bed, the oscillating rollers, etc? I remember an old friend using a polish cloth on the bumpers of his 69 Mustang and I wonder if something similar would work for the press. Also, what method would one use for the painted portions of the press? A few of you have seen this press and it appears to have a very unique paint job, almost like an emerald flake. I want to ensure that it remains on the press so if leaving it alone is the best course of action, I am prepared to do so.
Thank you as always. Let the fun begin.