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[TenTec] On Contact Cleaning

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Subject: [TenTec] On Contact Cleaning
From: stevebaron@starlinx.com (Steve Baron)
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 14:06:42 -0000
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.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Ellington N4LQ <N4LQ@iglou.com>
To: geraldj@ames.net <geraldj@ames.net>
Cc: Dale L. Martin <kg5u@hal-pc.org>; TenTec@Contesting.com
To: <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
>73 N4LQ
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