Cheaper De Oxit options?

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by PatrickTeaneck, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. Rudedawg

    Rudedawg Senior Stratmaster

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    as others said, DeoxIT period end of story.
     
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    Triple Jim Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar Silver Member

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    Note that I edited my post to read "oleic acid". I think oleic acid is oily by itself.
     
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    Is DeOxit the stuff that fizzes up?
     
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    CRC QD is the same stuff as Deoxit. That said, I tried CRC QD on a pot and it didn't fix the cratchy-ness. Then I put a drop of Tri-flow lube down the shaft...mission accomplished.
     
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    There's a gunsmith on eBay sells a pair of brass cylinders that screw onto the pots - one metric and one SAE. About $15. Directs the flow and keeps the DeoxIT from getting all over the guitar finish. I recommend them - they work great for me.
     
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    Went with Deoxit and it did the trick. Thanks everyone!
     
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    Interesting...I noticed awhile back that the push-pull tone pot on my Nashville Tele ( complete 7-way control panel from 920D installed by previous owner) has a small copper cylinder around its shaft. I thought "wierd" but dismissed it as probably related to the push-pull functionality of the pot.
     
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    DeOxit is what I was looking for here a couple years ago and the Electronics supply store doesn't carry and indicated that it was not available here in Canada. Haven’t checked on that but bought a different brand of cleaner/lubricant.
    DeOXIT seems to be the grail for electronic care from what Ive seen on the repair videos etc...I have seen. YMMV.
     
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    Well one reason is it smells 1000 times worse. It seems to work okay but man there’s no way I use that stuff inside.... D5 you can without feeling you’ve just poisoned yourself :confused: too much.....

    One reason why I used the CRC stuff is to remove tons of yuck out of an amplifier. I have hundreds and sometimes idiot light guys or clubs will find a way to get a metric ton of fog juice into your amps since they’re sucking in cooling air. Inside that amp gets to be like major yuck factor so sometimes I’ll need quite a bit of cleansing on everything in there. Using D5 would be an expensive option. But you can bet I’m outside when I’m using that stuff.