The Idiot's Guide to Using DeOxit (revisited)

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

  1. John James

    John James "Bob's your uncle" (Stolen) Subscriber

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    Whether it's worth the price or not is a matter of opinion.
     
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  2. VBB

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    Can I use D5 on tube sockets and tube pins? Also on cassette heads?
     
  3. trikster

    trikster Well-Known Member

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    I would imagine the sockets and pins would be fine. Just make sure they are completely dry.

    As for the tape heads, highest % of isopropyl alcohol you can find (91% or better) and cotton swabs. If you have easy access to the heads, camera lens tissue (I feel) does a better job cleaning.
     
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  4. Arthur Smith

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    If you watch YouTube, there are some who spray it all over, everywhere. I call them as "restorers by can".
     
  5. thurber

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    Does all Deoxit have the same active ingredient? Like if I don't have one type on hand, does it make sense to substitute another?
     
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  6. BrianKBaur

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    Depends? I generally use the green can w fader lube on pots and rotary switches. cleans and lubes in one step, but not the best for everything. Definitely not anything you don't want to remain a tad "greasy."
     

     

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  7. BrianKBaur

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    The secret to Parts Express is ordering $100 or more to get free shipping. AFTER you've used the constant supply of promo codes for 10% off or more of your total order. They sell everything except snake oil. Well, not much snake oil anyway. Best place to buy CL2 12 ga speaker wire ever.

    "Honey, I am out of deoxit, but I need to also get this subwoofer driver to get free shipping on the order."
     

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