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Offline East Troy Don

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Deoxit recommendation
« on: April 29, 2020, 1503 UTC »
Looks like I'm going to have to clean up the contacts on the Yaesu FRG-7700 so I went online to order Deoxit.  I was surprised at the number of different variations there are of that stuff.   Any recommendations as to which Deoxit works best for this application?
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Don
« Last Edit: April 30, 2020, 0112 UTC by East Troy Don »
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Re: Deoxit recommendation
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2020, 1818 UTC »
If the contacts are silver, and likely blackened aka silver oxide, silver oxide is almost as conductive as polished silver. I don't know what deoxit you need, but you don't want something soaking into the wafers making them conductive. Tuner lube and the like has ruined many a radio in that manner.
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Re: Deoxit recommendation
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2020, 1957 UTC »
I'll keep that in mind, Josh.  Thanks
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Re: Deoxit recommendation
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2020, 2150 UTC »
This may help demystify the use of Deoxit and other cleaners .....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf5eUOhRDLg
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