Part of any restoration of just about anything that lived indoors thirty years ago or more is the removal of the inevitable cigarette smoke residue.

While there are many products that will do the job, many of them will also damage the finish underneath all of that nicotine residue.

We've found a product that is gentle but effective, Extreme Simple Green®
Motorsports Cleaner & Degreaser. You can find the link to this product on our Resources page. This isn't the easiest product to find (we buy it at Orchard Hardware Supply), but it's worth the search effort.

As with any solution or solvent, you should test it first in an inconspicuous spot.

And, as with any recommendation we make, we have no connection with the products we recommend nor do we receive any consideration for the recommendation. We simply wish to share what we've found to be successful. For more information, see our Terms of Use page.

The completed restoration, after painting and reassembly.