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Re: Contact cleaner sources?

At 04:54 PM 6/16/97 -0400, you wrote:
>In a message dated 6/13/97 you ask:
><<I'm having intermittent electrical problems, and would like to clean the
>contacts. Where is a good source for contact cleaner? Is this stuff
>liquid, aerosol, goo, or what?>>
>I have never seen products better than Caig Products Cramolin, now called
>De-Ox or some such thing. Look at http://www.caig.com for product info
>including a comparison with Audi's very expensive darling, Stabilant. I have
>no personal interest aside from being a long-time satisfied customer (as a
>service tech on electronics equipment.) HTH
>Mike Veglia
>85 4ksq

I've  had good luck using aerosol color TV tuner cleaner, sold at Radio
Shack, for window switches and such. You just spray it into the switches and
work them until they start to operate again. When they get bad, just repeat
the treatment. It should work for a while, anyway. It's an easy treatment
for power window switches. 

If you have dirty contacts, or crud on them that does'nt want to come off,
try Hoppes' no. 9, a gun cleaning solvent you can get at most sporting goods
stores. Just swab it on with a q-tip. 

Rubbing the contacts with a pencil eraser will often clean them up enough to
make them work, if you can get at them, and they are flat enough to rub on.


Ben Baldridge
Antenna Laboratory
Tracor Aerospace Electronic Systems, Inc.