OK... Yeah, I only use WD-40 to loosen stuck stuff. I use oils and
other lubricants to lube stuff. WD-40 will lacquer in time and gunk up
I have some RadioShack contact cleaner (which I believe is re-branded
De-Oxit) and my worry is that it will damage the little brown "wafers"
which separate the switch elements or make them conductive in any way.
This is my worry:
I am a rookie, but I know phenolic surfaces may absorb fluids depending
on how porous they are. So I would not want to apply any polar
(conductive) stuff on them, such as a solvent that has alcohol in it.
The alcohol could be absorbed into the phenolic wafer, and not
completely evaporate, making it conductive, causing the switch to short.
I figure... The DeoxIT D5 (flushing, slow drying version) or DN5 (quick
drying, non-drip version) should be OK on the CONTACT AREAS of the
switch, but maybe not if I get too much on the di-electric insulator
wafers in the switch mechanism.
SO... maybe I try a little contact cleaner, USING A COTTON SWAB to keep
it on the metal contact area, and keep it off the wafer material as best
Does this compute???
========================= JHR ======================
On 6/30/2014 3:18 PM, Robert wrote:
Cramolin is an antioxidant and somewhat of an lubricant. One caution, least is
best. Plus it has good electrical properties.
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