[200q20v] Caig DeoxIT, etc
brett at cloud9.net
Fri Jan 18 15:46:27 EST 2002
At 1:43 PM -0500 1/18/02, Phil Rose wrote:
>As usual, stuff I need isn't available locally. So, no surprise that
>the (Qlist-recommended) "DeoxIT" contact cleaner is unknown around
Radio Shack used to carry some Caig stuff; its special order now, I'm
>The Caig web site shows DeoxIt is available in many
>forms--there's a 100% solution (in a 2 ml squeeze tube applicator, or
>in a 7.5 ml bottle) and also it can be had as a 5% solution in a
>pump-spray can. I can order online, but what product? BTW, the DeoxIT
>material now being marketed by Caig under the name, "R5 Power
>Booster". Same stuff, they say.
>So--for power window switches, instrument cluster contacts, etc.--is
>it best to apply DeoxIT (R5) at 5% or 100%? I had thought most people
>dilute the concentrate (down to 5%), but the 100% liquid is sold in a
>little squeeze applicator bottle, so evidently there are some uses at
>100%. Seems to me that the 100% liquid in 7.5 ml bottle may be the
>most cost-effective way to buy it.
There are three forms and three concentrations:
100%, no solvent. Stuff sticks around forever, you have to wipe most
of it off. For getting into areas where you don't want the solvents,
or you really want some intense action. I have the 100% needle
application bottle and the stuff will take corrosion off pennies it's
so strong, but it needs to sit.
%50 naptha- solvent evaporates over 2 weeks or so
%5, forget what solvent...evaporates in a few minutes.
%5 is generally recommended for most things. It leaves a small
amount of the product behind, evaporates quickly.
R5 power booster is just yet another solvent, I don't remember which.
Some part of the R5 product literature states this.
The tech sheets can be a little yawn-intensive, but if you go through
them, they do explain everything and demystify which gets used for
BTW, don't buy direct from them, muchos expensive, and they'll
readily admit that; they don't like doing direct, so they price it
more expensive. I bought from: www.mcmelectronics.com.
I also bought a box of chemtronics electronics low-lint cotton qtips.
Cost was something like $5 and you got a box of 3000, sealed in 300
count bags. They beat the snot out of drugstore qtips for
detailing(think A/C vent fins etc!) and contact cleaning; far more
durable, and the handle is 3x longer. MCM sells about 20 other kinds
of qtips, so you really can take your pick. Forget Griots :-)
By the way, Caig's rubber cleaner(CaiKleen RBR) works great on
misbehaving printers(anyone who has ever owned an HP printer knows
-exactly- what I'm talking about) but the smallest size available is
Just got through convincing the neighbors I'm insane(er, washing the
car.) It was actually snowing just a teensy bit :-)
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