Soundtracs: scratchy knobs/switches

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Soundtracs: scratchy knobs/switches

Post by thepsychedelicdollhouse » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:20 pm

Soundtracs Topaz. What cleaner's safe to squirt at those dirty bad boys? thanks.

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Re: Soundtracs: scratchy knobs/switches

Post by Nick Sevilla » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:00 pm

Products by CAIG, which may or may not be around any longer. I think HOSA bought them.
Deoxit Faderlube is the one you need.

And they have other ones for metal resistive pots as well.
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Re: Soundtracs: scratchy knobs/switches

Post by thepsychedelicdollhouse » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:06 am

thanks, nick. i've got deoxit. wanted to make sure it was ok on the topaz.

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Re: Soundtracs: scratchy knobs/switches

Post by Drone » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:58 am

Dang it, I just did a whole unit with De-Oxit thinking it was a lubricating cleaner :evil:

With all the local Radioshacks closing I had to branch out from tuner cleaner.
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Re: Soundtracs: scratchy knobs/switches

Post by I'm Painting Again » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:42 pm

there's a different product for plastic conductive and carbon faders called Fn5

make sure you properly ID your faders and pair it with the correct product

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Re: Soundtracs: scratchy knobs/switches

Post by Drone » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:59 am

Up until recently I just got 'tuner cleaner' from Radioshack, but there's none of those left locally.

I've never done faders yet. Just replaced them.

Is there anything on the market that doesn't lose the physical resistance in a pot after you cleaned it? Seems everything, tuner cleaner, or whatever it goes from having some resistance to turning to just whizzing around?
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Re: Soundtracs: scratchy knobs/switches

Post by Soul One » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:34 pm

Deoxit D5 contains a solvent which can damage pots/switches/faders/etc.

I recommend D100 and F100. I´ve used those products when I refurbished my 24-8 last month.

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