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Old 07-14-2009, 11:01 PM
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did some googling on cleaning pots . "Caig Deoxit" is universally recomended . radio shack tv tuner cleaner is a mixed bag and WD-40 is either the best stuff ever or a devils trick depending on which link youre reading . dont really wanna pay $10 a can or more and i already have some WD-40 . i want to clean the pots on the front of my washington and in the bottom of the D104 .

i knew you folks would know the truth and tell it . what you yall use/recomend ?


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Old 07-14-2009, 11:25 PM
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Never liked using a cleaner/lube, never tried WD40, and if for no other reason I wouldn't because of the lube... any time you have a surface that isn't dry it will collect crap, the crap turns to abrasive, and wears out the component. if your a cheap bastard you can probably improve it with some alcohol (short term until you get proper cleaner).

Best bet, forget wd40, or any other lube type cleaner, open your wallet/save your pennies, Buy the Deoxit....

most any tuner cleaner without a lubricant will do, but Deoxit does work well.....

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Old 07-15-2009, 01:26 AM
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I use alcohol injected with a syringe. I work it some then try and flush it with more alcohol. Then a little wd40.
Does the trick for me.

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Try one of these products:
http://www.chemtronics.com/products/...r=2&m=2&id=185


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wd40 should be left to rusty gate hinges/locks or cleaning residue left by stickytape,
it washes the positive coefficient friction grease from the spindles and leaves the pot as slack as a turd in a pisspot, also leaves greasy residue that collects dust,

imho deoxit in its different forms is the best i have used and worth every penny,
on connectors i use 100% deoxit then wash it off with iso alchohol and treat with deoxit gold preservative, that stuff even makes expensive hifi interconnects sound better,
deoxit do fader lube but i aint tried it yet to see how effective it is.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:10 AM
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Hi Bob,

What's the mathematical formula for working out the slackness of a turd in a pisspot?

Hope its easier to fathom than the astroplane,pmsl.

WD40 is definately better left for squeaky doors.My money would go on deoxit faderlube or servisol 10.

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Old 07-15-2009, 11:34 AM
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slack as a turd in a pisspot.
Jeez Bob it's lunch time. As for me I use CRC QD Contact Cleaner for my pots whether music instrument or radio it works fine.


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Old 07-15-2009, 06:23 PM
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so is this the right stuff to save my pennies for cleaning and lubing pots ? or do i need two seperate products ?
DeoxIT®, #DN5MS-15
says itll clean about 150 pots ....

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