I learned that one the hard way years ago
another product a local tech has turned me onto (since it's cheap and readily available) is that aqua-blue can of lube 1 (forgot the name) in the hardware stores. great for cleaning out contacts, cheap and last forever. just don't turn anything on until it dries (especially computer stuff).-grant
hey bryson,yeah LPS is the brand, but i just use the LPS 1 greaseless lubricant. not really meant for long term protection, but it works well for cleaning. if anyone should read this, don't use the LPS 2 (never dries).
hi bryson,hmmm...you may be right, but a few years ago a local tech who worked at CBS/fantasy studios in the 70's - early 80's and owned his own service shop til recently told me he uses it all the time to do contact cleaning.
I've heard people recommend Gunk carb cleaner for pots......Ouch!!!
What is an effective way to clean and lube potentiometers (on an expensive console for example)? I tried to clean up the scratchy pots on a channel strip on my Amek console and used Dioxit and then lubed with Cailube (the blue stuff). It helped, but now the pots move back and forth freely without any of the resistance (for lack of a better term) that they had before I cleaned them. Do the pots have conductive grease in them to make them a bit stiff. And if so, is there a way to add it back into the pots? If indeed it can be added, which kind should I use?Any help would be appreciated. Steve
which makes me think that the ProSoundWeb member who corrected me for suggesting Deoxit D5, was himself incorrect…which in turn, means I acted erroneously in correcting Dave earlier in the thread… :oops: