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Post by jakeao » Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:57 pm

Sorry if this has been discussed before. I searched and couldn't really find anything. What is needed to clean pots and faders, and how do you do it? Thanks for the help, I'm a total newb at console maintenance.
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Post by TV Lenny » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:02 pm

Caig Deoxit spray for cleaning pots is my standard. Stabillant (spelling?) is excellent for switches and such. Both products...a little goes a long way. Cleaning pots, switches, and faders is very good but keep in mind too that sometimes you need to replace the components!

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Post by johnnydove » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:48 pm

which particular kind of deoxit would be best? i just went to their website and there's 4 different kinds.

thanks to the OP for posting this, i'm also a n00b when it comes to console maintenance and had been wondering about this for awhile.
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Post by TV Lenny » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:57 pm

I usually get the Deoxit D5. (#D5S-6)

http://store.caig.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.188/.f

If you have a Guitar Center around, check with them and see if they carry Deoxit. The GC by me now carries Deoxit and they sell it for around $11 per can. (at least this is what I was told)

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Post by johnnydove » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:59 pm

awesome thanks!
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Post by Mane1234 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:48 am

i always used Caig ProGold G5....had it for years and there's still a couple squirts in there...(twss)

It always worked well for me and my stuff. I remember buying mine at GC
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Post by Jerry_Pbury » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:14 am

Album Cover?

Sorry couldn't resist. Guess that dates me back to the 60's eh.

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Post by E.Bennett » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:13 am

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Post by linus » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:54 am

Jerry_Pbury wrote:Album Cover?

Sorry couldn't resist. Guess that dates me back to the 60's eh.

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