Re: Absurdly simple way to get contact cleaner into some Tek pots
The cleaner will evaporate. Its job is complete, which is to remove the dirt or dissolve the oxides. The residue remains to fester and cause problems again, but for the most part is well out of the way and won't be a problem for a long time.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
It's true that there is nothing as good as getting in there and doing what needs doing, but sometimes it's not practical and other methods suffice. In fact, sometimes no additive is required, as the oxides and/or dirt will spread around with exercise of the control. I have repaired many pots by simply working them many times, no chemical needed. Now and then they need a repeat but they just need to be used more.
With a radio volume control, it gets used plenty so the problems may be other than disuse. With an astigmatism control on an oscilloscope, disuse is more common.
On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 9:43:01 AM PDT, tom jobe <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
This has been a very interesting thread on how to clean potentiometers,
but there has been no mention of what happens after you get the
cleaner/lubrication into the potentiometer.
Do you leave the liquids in there, and what about the residue that
caused your problem to start with?
Thank you for any comments you might have!
On 4/16/2019 9:44 PM, Frank DuVal via Groups.Io wrote:
I think GC Electronics made them for their contact cleaner. Long