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    Contact cleaner

    After exhausting my supply of contact cleaner on my last 'repair' my friend bought me 3 cans of "contact cleaner with silicone" - I always used the "no silicone" stuff - any thoughts?
    I'm not old - I'm vintage

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    I wouldn't use it on potentiometers as it will dissolve the lubricant of the shaft.

    Switches & jacks should be o/k.

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    Wow - Jazz P Bass, how did you know that is the exact brand that I use? MG Chemicals, a Canadian brand eh...
    So I need both types then - no silicone for the pots?
    I'm not old - I'm vintage

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    I use Deoxit D5 for pots, jacks, sockets, connectors, etc.

    For faders I use fader lube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz P Bass View Post
    I use Deoxit D5 for pots, jacks, sockets, connectors, etc.

    For faders I use fader lube.
    Deoxit is great, I have a tiny bit of it - it's more expensive than illeagal drugs...

    I can get the MG stuff locally for $8 a can - but I'm confused when you say "I wouldn't use it on pots" - deconfuseme please...
    I'm not old - I'm vintage

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    A can of Deoxit spray lasts me a long time, and that is in a commercial shop.

    You need not hose down the controls, just a tiny squirt is all you need.
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