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x10a

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contact cleaner suggestions
« on: May 30, 2016, 08:58:11 AM »

any thoughts on deoxit vs. crc qd or other contact cleaners? thanks.
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Brian H

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Re: contact cleaner suggestions
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2016, 09:28:07 AM »

I don't have a comparison. As I have only used the deoxit red solution to clean contacts and then a light coat of the blue contact preservative.
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Re: contact cleaner suggestions
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2016, 10:28:53 AM »

Deoxit red solution at $59 a bottle? I think you should slink over to the zwave forum with all the rich guys. X10 is for cheapos like me. X10 FOR THE PEOPLE!  ;D
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Re: contact cleaner suggestions
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2016, 11:11:33 AM »

Deoxit red solution at $59 a bottle? I think you should slink over to the zwave forum with all the rich guys. X10 is for cheapos like me. X10 FOR THE PEOPLE!  ;D

I suspect Brian is as much of a cheapskate as the rest of us. Plus, he's probably better than you at sourcing things like this. ::)
http://www.amazon.com/Caig-DeoxIT-Gold-Fader-solution/dp/B0164R06J2/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1464620853&sr=8-8&keywords=deoxit+red
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Re: contact cleaner suggestions
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2016, 12:36:29 PM »

Many swear by CAIG DeoxIT.  I personally use the imitation De-Ox-Id from GC Electronics because my local electronics supply store carries it and have always had great results with vintage audio equipment and TVs.  I think it costs a little less than DeoxIT also.  Many also use WD-40 but it leaves a residue which may attract dust and recontaminate the contacts, so I wouldn't recommend that.  I used to use the contact cleaner from RadioShack but have had more problems with recontamination than with De-Ox-Id.
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Re: contact cleaner suggestions
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2016, 01:24:19 PM »

.25 Oz 100% red solution in a bottle with brush.
http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/200-060

CAIG does some of the Radio Shack products. According to their web support information.
http://store.caig.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.5253/.f
« Last Edit: May 30, 2016, 02:08:54 PM by Brian H »
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