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RODICO Premium

by Jordan Ficklin

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Another one of those great freebies I walked away from the AWCI Convention with was some of Bergeon’s new and “improved” RODICO Premium. For those of you who don’t know; Rodico is a cleaning product designed specifically for watchmaking. There are 3 main varieties of this product. They are similar in nature to the sticky stuff you use to hang up posters in your dorm room. It is used for cleaning oil and lint from places it doesn’t belong. RodicoThe three products are Bergeon RODICO Premium (No. 7033-1), Bergeon RODICO (No. 6033-1), and A-F RUB-OFF (18580). All three are different colors so you won’t get them confused: Greay for Rodico Premium, Green for Rodico, and Blue for Rub-off.

In general I am a Rub-Off user, but I do use Rodico occasionally in certain applications. Rub-Off is a little more “sticky” than the Rodico and doesn’t leave a residue (unless it is dirty). The original Rodico seems to leave a slight residue. Rodico is more dry and is better for picking up grease smudges and fingerprints. Rub-off is better for retrieving pieces of lint and specks of dust. The new Rodico is supposed to be even better but it won’t convert me from Rub-Off. I was hoping the new Rodico Premium would be more of a blend of the two products rather than an improved version of Rodico. After having tried it out, I won’t be switching from Rub-Off but it will replace my Rodico. In conclusion if you are a Rodico user you’ll like the new Rodico, if you’re a Rub-Off user it will still seem like Rodico to you.

4 Comments

  1. katherine rae sombri
    Posted August 25, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    i would like to ask as to where i can buy rodico bergeon no. 6033 here in the philippines particularly in cebu. thank you.

  2. Posted October 20, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Try the white “Ivory” Rodico, it is the best of all worlds and available through Swatch.

  3. J.Peter
    Posted October 20, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    I remember the stuff. It is more in consistency to the blue Rub-Off than it is like the dry Rodico if I remember correctly. Anybody know a part number for this stuff.

  4. John W. Safranek
    Posted November 3, 2011 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    Part #231091 – “Yvory Cleaning Paste”

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