The Idiot's Guide to Using DeOxit (revisited)

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by Arkay, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. trikster

    trikster Well-Known Member

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    Couple straws joined with the more rubbery shrink tubing? Or maybe even better, very thin silicone tubing?
     

     

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  2. travellersol

    travellersol Active Member

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    hi all, I have a simple question here. Forgive me if this might have been covered but this is a very long 20 pages thread......

    There are mainly 4 types of DeoxITs according to https://system.na3.netsuite.com/cor...&c=ACCT113328&h=39a7ad1dcf8b316671a7&_xt=.pdf

    D5 Spray, Gold G5, Shield S5, and Fader F5

    If my understanding is correct, I should first use D5 to spray all the knobs, pots, and switches, then followed by ProLube or DeOxit GOLD (as in the Idiot's Guide in page 1). Is ProLube now called Fader?

    In my country there's no one selling any DeoxIT products, so I'll have to buy through amazon or other sources and that brings the prices up a lot. If I only want to buy 2 products, should I get

    D5 + Gold G5, or
    D5 + Fader F5?

    Also, all these are available in 5% spray, 100% spray, 100% solution, pen, wipe, and needle formats. May I know which ones are most essential? If again, to minimize cost, what should I choose?

    Thanks a lot.
     
  3. trikster

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    I predominantly use D5 followed by Faderlube (once the D5 is dry). For sliders, only the Faderlube. I only use the Gold on gold contacts.
     
  4. 0Hz

    0Hz New Member

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    I've got some DeOxit D5, guess I need to pick up Faderlube

    Anyone ever try taking a blow dryer over things to help dry faster? lol
     
  5. trikster

    trikster Well-Known Member

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    I tried that, made things gummy. Had to do it again.
     
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  6. 0Hz

    0Hz New Member

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    Were you using a heat setting? I just meant like a cold air setting to help circulate air through.
     

     

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  7. trikster

    trikster Well-Known Member

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    Nope, it blew dust onto the wet, which made things gummy again.
     
  8. 0Hz

    0Hz New Member

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    ah, makes sense.
     
  9. RTally

    RTally AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Follow the manufacturer's directions. The directions do not describe using forced air to aid in evaporation. Probably because there is a chemical reaction going on and too quick of an evaporation rate may adversely affect the results. Deoxit reacts with the surface to remove oxidation. Let it work as intended.
     
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  10. Macdaddy

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    FWIW after 10-15 minutes I used my air gun to make sure all was dry after. Just did a JVC 5505 last month and it works great. Also if you are on Amazon Prime keep a look out for sales. I bought two cans last year for $9.99/can. previously had paid $12.99/can glad i did because I haven't seen them that cheap since. now wishing i had bought 4!
     

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