Each product has its application.
Tried to look at that web page - very slow - and gave up. I did see that
DeOxit was under the general category: Hydrocarbon based and other
Cleaaners/Degreasers AND DeOxit. That AND is important.
From: Steve Ellington N4LQ <N4LQ@iglou.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Cc: Dale L. Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>; TenTec@Contesting.com
Date: Saturday, February 27, 1999 1:41 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] On Contact Cleaning
>>In my experience, WD-40 claims far more (like a politician) than it
>>delivers. I no longer bother with applying lubricant with the staying
>>power of air. If I want deoxidation I use R-5 or Deoxit If I want
>>lubrication, I apply lubricating oil. WD-40 is neither of these.
>Exactly. For properly cleaning contacts, we want neither a "deoxidant" or a
>"lubricating oil" and it's true, WD-40 is neither.
>Deoxit is considered a CLEANER/DEGREASER according to the US Goverment.
>This, according to TenTec's manual SHOULD NOT BE USED. Degreasers will
>remove the impregnated oils from the contacts causing permanent damage.
>Neither should lubricating oil be used on contacts. So again, WD-40 meets
>this requirement as you so stated.
>As for politics, Deoxit, being a DEGREASER also claims to LUBRICATE. Not go
>figure that one! Sounds like double speak to me.
>Now, I just got through spraying some WD-40 into the push buttons on my
>cordless phone. Finally, I can use those buttons without having to pound
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