[rescue] newest rescue (failure/success/failure)

John Hudak jjhudak at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 10:14:20 CST 2016

Many of the 'tuner cleaners'  contained primarily 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane
and a lot of mineral oil of medium viscosity.  The
1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane is a good contact cleaner but the mineral oil
leaves a oily residue that in some applications is not desirable.  These
types chemicals fall into the following categories:
Cleaner & oxidation inhibitor (sometimes called 'conditioner')

Caig has products that cover many of the combinations above.  Choose
depending on your application and contact materials.

Some other mfg that make good products are: CRC and LPS.  (They are often
easier to get than Caig products and depending on the application, can do
an equally good job)

If you have access to a chem store, and have some old  tv tuners that are
pretty grungy, a bath in carbontetrachloride (carbon-tet) works wonders-
this is really old school.  It used to be in the spray cans but since it
has harmful effects on a human, it was banned - but if you know how to work
with it, it is great stuff.... Disclaimer: I say this in jest because it
has been banned for use because it can cause liver and kidney failure in
humans.  The tetrafluoroethane is the replacement for carbon tet.


On Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 9:00 PM, Steve Sandau <ssandau at gwi.net> wrote:

> On 02/06/2016 08:47 PM, Carl R. Friend wrote:
>> On 02/06/2016 06:30 PM, Mike Loewen wrote:
>>     Any guitar shop should have [Deoxit], for cleaning amp controls.
>>     This mightn't be the modern equivalent of "Electrical 88", would
>> it?  If so, that stuff was great for cleaning pot's, switches, and
>> contacts.
>>     Guitar shops?  I may just have to check that option out, if for
>> no other reason that I have other "instruments" in need of serious
>> TLC.
> Or maybe like the old Radio Shack item "color TV tuner spray?" I found
> that very useful decades ago, but never found a modern replacement. Color
> TVs don't need so much cleaning these days. ;-)
> Steve
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