Chemical Cleaner/ Lubricants...

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ultramegabob

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Indiana
I am looking for a good chemical contact cleaner/lubricant to use in potentiometers, I had a can around for several years, but must have used it up finally.
 

Speedskater

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Cleveland, Ohio
For decades "Cremlon" was the cleaner of choice. Environmental rules forced changes in the formula, then the product was sold to other manufactures. Last time I checked it was available from ITW Chemicals. A more available and popular product is "DeoxIT" from CAIG Labs. "DeoxIT" has several products that to different tasks.
 

ohmhead

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ORLANDO FLA
Well the old tuner cleaner in the old tv days but now its all digital so thats out .

But on most electrical work i use Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol we use it to clean anything once it drys its safe . Years back we used it to clean high voltage splices the semi con before the kits they sell today that use the wipes in the cans .

Heres what you lube with olive oil its conductive .
 
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ultramegabob

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Indiana
For decades "Cremlon" was the cleaner of choice. Environmental rules forced changes in the formula, then the product was sold to other manufactures. Last time I checked it was available from ITW Chemicals. A more available and popular product is "DeoxIT" from CAIG Labs. "DeoxIT" has several products that to different tasks.

Thanks .
 

ohmhead

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ORLANDO FLA
Well years ago we used conducto -lube cant remember the company who made it but it had silver in a grease based application .

We used it on med /low voltage disconnects & switches any contact of make and break stuff .

Then came mobil- grease 28 synthetic based mineral oil stuff.

I think this is what is in high voltage splice kits today looks like vasoline gell

But my thinking is this keep it clean and dry ! grease or anything thats between a contact is more damaging then nothing between a contact . If its coated yes to keep air out but between a contact nothing is better .
 
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hillbilly

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Well the old tuner cleaner in the old tv days but now its all digital so thats out .

But on most electrical work i use Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol we use it to clean anything once it drys its safe . Years back we used it to clean high voltage splices the semi con before the kits they sell today that use the wipes in the cans .

Heres what you lube with olive oil its conductive .

Rubbing alcohol is (or was) used by old time service techs to clean contacts, etc. on old (analog type) pin ball machines (relays and timers/steppers).

steve
 
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