Deoxit Faderlube question

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by nightcat23, Nov 14, 2017 at 12:41 PM.

  1. nightcat23

    nightcat23 New Member

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    I cleaned the pots on one of my old receivers a while ago and noticed that some scratchiness has returned. I didn't use D5 as I couldn't find it anywhere locally but I did use just F5 fader lube. Did I damage anything by doing this? From what I understand f5 is just a lubricant while d5 cleans and lubricates. Would it be worth my while to pick up some D5 now? It is a little easier to come by here in Canada now, and I have some more receivers that are gonna need contact cleaning done.Just don't wanna damage anything, thats all.

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  2. eizner23

    eizner23 Active Member

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    I like to use d5 first to clean, Faderlube afterwards to lubricate.
     
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  3. triode17

    triode17 Active Member

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    I find that scratchiness is caused by either dirt or poor tension of the contact wipers. If it keeps coming back after a good cleaning, sounds like poor tension and the pot. should be replaced.
     
  4. nightcat23

    nightcat23 New Member

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    the thing is, im not really sure the faderlube did much more than well.. lubing. That's why I am curious if faderlube is enough to even clean the pots. I guess if i did notice a difference in having less scratchiness after doing it tthat it must have done something. I am just wondering for the future, is it best to use faderlube, or to also use regular de-oxit d5 first.
     
  5. triode17

    triode17 Active Member

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    Use the D5 only. It's made to clean the contacts and lubricate them. Been using it for years. I think Faderlube is more for slide pots.
     

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