Casing is prone to fingerprints

Discussion of hardware issues related to the DM1x/DM41. Please ensure that you specifiy whether the issue is related to a credit card size unit or a "Voyager" unit (DM1xL/DM41L).
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Ruud Erwig
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Casing is prone to fingerprints

Post by Ruud Erwig » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:17 am

Hi, since last Saturday I'm the happy owner of a new DM15L.
It was even updated to the latest firmware: nice service touch.
I like the the calculator a lot: solid feeling and good keys.

It is quite possible that my machine is coming from a new batch as the keyplate is printed using shining gold letters: readability is very good (sharp and crisp) and it definitely provides additional "style".

There is 1 point to note however: I found that the casing bottom is very prone to fingerprints and some were there already on arrival. The bottom casing seems to be coated in some yellowish powder which rubs off easily, but leaves dull spots when touched. So after 2 days of using smudges are very visible on all the edges. It bothers me not too much as my machine *is* meant to be used, but I can imagine that collectors who want to have their machines in a pristine condition as possible might find this annoying. Just my 2cts...

All in all I'm happy and impressed. This will keep me occupied while waiting for the DM42 :D

Michael
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Re: Casing is prone to fingerprints

Post by Michael » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:41 am

The Titanium surface is sandblasted and anodized and it is indeed prone to fingerprints.
Oil and grease change the color of Titanium.
There are two options for an even surface, either make the complete surface greasy or clean it with soup.

Ruud Erwig
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Re: Casing is prone to fingerprints

Post by Ruud Erwig » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:45 am

Michael wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:41 am
[...]or clean it with soup.
I assume "soap" is meant? :lol:

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Re: Casing is prone to fingerprints

Post by Michael » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:56 am

:lol: ...of course I meant soap, but you could try with soup too ...

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Re: Casing is prone to fingerprints

Post by toml_12953 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:02 pm

Michael wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:56 am
:lol: ...of course I meant soap, but you could try with soup too ...
I tried that but the noodles keep getting caught in the cracks. :lol:
Tom L

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