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Re: [TenTec] Corsair II realignment: DIY?

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Corsair II realignment: DIY?
From: Patrick <flymooney@gmail.com>
Reply-to: flymooney@gmail.com, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2011 17:18:51 -0500
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Dr. Gerald N. Johnson wrote:
> I suppose that's a working brew, but Caig admits to no naptha in the 
> pure DeoxIT bottles, like D100L, in fact admits nothing in the MSDS 
> except a flash point above 482 F. The spray version they admit is 75% 
> naptha, 20% propane or isobutane, and 5% DeoxIT. While oleic acid is a 
> component of many cleaning compounds including hair shampoo, neither it 
> nor naptha is going to leave significant lubricant behind and naptha has 
> a rather low flash point, like 42F. They say the active ingredients are 
> a trade secret.
> 73, Jerry, K0CQ

It is pretty hard to get anything out of Caig about their formula 
(understandably, I would not give it out either). I have been using the 
oleic acid / naptha mixture for years now and it has never let me down. 
I think DeoxIT has some sort of lube in it as well but I have not had 
time to mess around with the formula to see if I could duplicate it. I 
do use their FaderLube in pots and switches where something needs to be 
left behind for lubrication. I use the oleic acid / naptha to clean the 
pot/switch, then use the FaderLube to keep it working well. On purely 
contact surfaces which need no lube, I just use the homebrew mixture by 


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