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[TowerTalk] removing silicone

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Subject: [TowerTalk] removing silicone
From: (Scott Bullock)
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 05:03:38 -0400 (EDT)
If it's silicone based, try isopropal rubbing alcohol-soak it if possible.
The alcohol loosens the silicone.
Good Luck,

At 10:10 PM 4/6/97 -0500, Dennis Schaefer wrote:
>I'm refurbishing a used KT-34A.  The capacitor caps have all turned white
>(maybe they WERE white when this one was made) and some of them have
>cracks.  I have a new set of caps, but the problem is that the previous
>owner gobbed silicone all over the caps and other joints.
>I have removed silicone from coax connectors before, and I don't remember
>it being this tough.  This stuff looks and feels like a silicone compound,
>but is not completely clear - has a little off-white tint to it.  It seems
>tougher - adheres to the aluminum better. You can't  just peel it off.  
>Is there something that would make it easier to remove this stuff, or do I
>just need to keep whittling away with my single-edged razor blade?
>Dennis,  W5RZ
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