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Re: [Amps] Refurbishing old amps

To: David Cutter <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] Refurbishing old amps
From: "Roger (K8RI)" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 15:17:53 -0400
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David Cutter wrote:
> Some excellent advice here but most of the stuff mentioned doesn't ring any 
> bells with me. Perhaps some Brits know equivalents for these.
I'm not sure about the UK sources or equivalents.
> We have WD40 and I've seen MEK at work but not sure I could get it from a 
WD40 is just a penetrating oil that is mostly solvents.  The LPS series 
penetrating oil is an equivalent.
> 'domestic' source, I'll look around.  IPA I can get at the chemist 
> (pharmacy).
I don't like Methyl Ethyl Keytone (nasty stuff) and I use a lot of the 
peroxide (MEKP) for catalyst with resins.  IPA draws a blank.
> Haven't heard of
> Windex
Window cleaner.  Careful with this stuff around Aluminum unless you can 
wash it off thoroughly. It has  Ammonia in it although I understand they 
have a new version out without the Ammonia.
> Signature Polish
> Hoppe's #9 gun oil (I'll just go to a gun shop?)
Gun shop, hardware store, even the chain stores often have it.
> Mother's Silver Paste (Brasso?)
> Conducto-Lube silver grease compound
> Cool-Amp powder
> Iridium Yellow (Alocrom 1200? but I only know this for aluminium)
Alodyne or alodine? Puts a flash coating on aluminum or steel depending 
on version.  2 step chemical. Wear rubber gloves and face mask, no fumes 
as I recall,  disposal might be a problem.

Roger (K8RI)
> VHT hi-heat wrinkle black (Finnigans black crackle paint?)
> rubbing alcohol (IPA?)
> Particular thanks to Hal for such detail.
> David
> G3UNA 
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