I'm sure I'm not the only one here that would heartily recommend DeoxIT by CAIG Laboratories for cleaning bad contacts. I used to swear by TV tuner cleaner for that purpose... until it became difficult to find due to a lack of TV sets with switch-type rotary tuners. However, DeoxIT works better than any TV tuner cleaner I've seen ever did. DeoxIT is available in various forms; I prefer the 100% strength needle bottle for "wipe-on" applications when you have direct access to the contacts in question (NOTE: a little goes a looong way!), and the 5% spray can for "spray-it-in-and-hope-you-get-it" applications. There is also a Fader version specifically for pots/controls, but the regular version works fine for that too. In fact, I once used a tiny amount of the 100% stuff on a pair of sliding volume control pots in an old boombox. The controls were so badly worn that you could see a line where the carbon track had completely worn through where the slider contacted it, and they hardly worked at all. After just a tiny bit of DeoxIT D100L, those worn-out slider pots almost seemed like new! I was just stunned. The 5% spray isn't quite as amazing due to the high dilution, but it is convenient.nik0web wrote: We used to use a liquid that we wiped on contacts. I can't remember what it was called cause we called it snot. That's what it looked like a clear thick consistency that made the name appropriate. I can't really say that the stuff worked. Nothing seemed to work that you could tell. Don't use that here!
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