How do you fix a DM5 drum module's discolored faceplate?

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I have no idea why the metal on the DM5 drum module has this discoloration problem. I've tried everything to clean it.

Does anyone out there know how to restore or clean the faceplate?
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Bill R.

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Hi Randy,

Thanks for posting.

We recommend using a damp cloth to clean the metal and plastic surfaces. For heavy dirt, use a non-abrasive household cleaner such asFormula 409 or Fantastik. Do not spray the cleaner on the front of the unit, as it may destroy the lubricants used in the switches and controls. Spray onto a cloth, then use the cloth to clean the unit.

If you're still having issues with the discoloration, please get in touch with your nearest authorized service center for assistance. You can obtain their contact information by contacting our Support Team at www.alesis.com/support.
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A cloth won't fix this problem Bill. I've read where others have complained online about this exact problem. Alesis used some strange bare metal for the faceplate that tarnishes and can't be cleaned with anything.

I called support but they don't appear to have any good solution for this. It's fully operational, but it just looks awful.
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Mark Schweter

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I just received a "new" DM5 (still has the bezel protector sheet on the display) which has this "brassy" issue.
It appears something attacked and "bleached out" the black anodizing dye, and some of the marks are in the shape of fingerprints.