Contact cleaner

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Dave M., Mar 18, 2005.

  1. Dave M.

    Dave M. Guest

    Other than Electrolub, which can only be purchased in Australia by the case
    as far as I know, what is a reliable potentiometer and contact cleaner/lub
    and where can I get it?

    Thanks,

    --
    Dave M.
    Dave M., Mar 18, 2005
    #1
  2. Dave M.

    Ken Weitzel Guest

    Dave M. wrote:
    > Other than Electrolub, which can only be purchased in Australia by the case
    > as far as I know, what is a reliable potentiometer and contact cleaner/lub
    > and where can I get it?
    >
    > Thanks,


    Hi Dave...

    If you have Radio Shack stores or an equivalent down under,
    then look for a spray can of "tuner control cleaner and lubricant"
    Radio Shack's part number is 64-4315

    A heads up though; it's a bit pricey imho. 4.5 ounce can is
    about 11 canadian dollars. (our dollar is about the same as
    yours)

    Ken
    Ken Weitzel, Mar 18, 2005
    #2
  3. Dave M.

    NSM Guest

    "Ken Weitzel" <> wrote in message
    news:r7F_d.715122$6l.494986@pd7tw2no...

    > Hi Dave...
    >
    > If you have Radio Shack stores or an equivalent down under,
    > then look for a spray can of "tuner control cleaner and lubricant"
    > Radio Shack's part number is 64-4315
    >
    > A heads up though; it's a bit pricey imho. 4.5 ounce can is
    > about 11 canadian dollars. (our dollar is about the same as
    > yours)


    They have Rat Shack and Dick Smith.

    N
    NSM, Mar 19, 2005
    #3
  4. Dave M.

    Ross Herbert Guest

    On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 07:16:21 GMT, "NSM" <> wrote:

    >
    >"Ken Weitzel" <> wrote in message
    >news:r7F_d.715122$6l.494986@pd7tw2no...
    >
    >> Hi Dave...
    >>
    >> If you have Radio Shack stores or an equivalent down under,
    >> then look for a spray can of "tuner control cleaner and lubricant"
    >> Radio Shack's part number is 64-4315
    >>
    >> A heads up though; it's a bit pricey imho. 4.5 ounce can is
    >> about 11 canadian dollars. (our dollar is about the same as
    >> yours)

    >
    >They have Rat Shack and Dick Smith.
    >
    >N
    >


    Yes, but both Dick Smith and Tandy (Radio Shack in US) are owned by
    Woolworths in Australia. Unfortunately, the product lines in the Tandy
    stores are becoming the same as in Dick Smith stores. Whereas once you
    could buy some of the US Radio Shack stores products in the Tandy
    stores out here, no longer is it the case. It is therefore not
    possible to buy the Radio Shack tuner control cleaner and lubricant
    out here.

    The three major sources of cleaner/lubricant sparay cans in Australia
    are;

    Electrolube (OP already knows this)
    http://www.electrolube.co.uk/docs/contactlube.html

    CRC Industries
    http://www.crcindustries.com.au/catalogue.nsf/web_brands/Switch Cleaner Lubricant?openDocument

    Richard Foot http://www.rfoot.com.au/

    Products from these 3 company's are available from WES Components. I
    can ony leave it up to the OP to make his own decision as to which
    product suits his requirements but I have used the RF64 contact
    cleaner lubricant from Richard Foot without any problems.
    Ross Herbert, Mar 20, 2005
    #4
  5. Dave M.

    NSM Guest

    "Ross Herbert" <> wrote in message
    news:...

    ....
    > The three major sources of cleaner/lubricant sparay cans in Australia
    > are;
    >
    > Electrolube (OP already knows this)
    >
    > CRC Industries
    >
    > Richard Foot
    >
    > Products from these 3 company's are available from WES Components. I
    > can ony leave it up to the OP to make his own decision as to which
    > product suits his requirements but I have used the RF64 contact
    > cleaner lubricant from Richard Foot without any problems.


    I always found CRC 2-26 was good. We bought it in 20 litre drums.

    N
    NSM, Mar 20, 2005
    #5
  6. Dave M.

    Ken Weitzel Guest

    Ross Herbert wrote:

    > On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 07:16:21 GMT, "NSM" <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>"Ken Weitzel" <> wrote in message
    >>news:r7F_d.715122$6l.494986@pd7tw2no...
    >>
    >>
    >>>Hi Dave...
    >>>
    >>>If you have Radio Shack stores or an equivalent down under,
    >>>then look for a spray can of "tuner control cleaner and lubricant"
    >>>Radio Shack's part number is 64-4315
    >>>
    >>>A heads up though; it's a bit pricey imho. 4.5 ounce can is
    >>>about 11 canadian dollars. (our dollar is about the same as
    >>>yours)

    >>
    >>They have Rat Shack and Dick Smith.
    >>
    >>N
    >>

    >
    >
    > Yes, but both Dick Smith and Tandy (Radio Shack in US) are owned by
    > Woolworths in Australia. Unfortunately, the product lines in the Tandy
    > stores are becoming the same as in Dick Smith stores. Whereas once you
    > could buy some of the US Radio Shack stores products in the Tandy
    > stores out here, no longer is it the case. It is therefore not
    > possible to buy the Radio Shack tuner control cleaner and lubricant
    > out here.
    >
    > The three major sources of cleaner/lubricant sparay cans in Australia
    > are;
    >
    > Electrolube (OP already knows this)
    > http://www.electrolube.co.uk/docs/contactlube.html
    >
    > CRC Industries
    > http://www.crcindustries.com.au/catalogue.nsf/web_brands/Switch Cleaner Lubricant?openDocument
    >
    > Richard Foot http://www.rfoot.com.au/
    >
    > Products from these 3 company's are available from WES Components. I
    > can ony leave it up to the OP to make his own decision as to which
    > product suits his requirements but I have used the RF64 contact
    > cleaner lubricant from Richard Foot without any problems.


    Hi...

    Woolworth's still exists in Australia? Here (Canada) it
    became known as Woolco many years ago, and then about 5 years
    ago was taken over by the durned WalMart.

    Sure is getting to be a confusing world for an old guy.
    I remember when it was the Tandy Leather Company; a mail
    order house in Chicago.

    Ken
    Ken Weitzel, Mar 20, 2005
    #6
  7. Dave M.

    NSM Guest

    "Ken Weitzel" <> wrote in message
    news:dU7%d.732816$6l.424634@pd7tw2no...

    > Woolworth's still exists in Australia? Here (Canada) it
    > became known as Woolco many years ago, and then about 5 years
    > ago was taken over by the durned WalMart.
    >
    > Sure is getting to be a confusing world for an old guy.
    > I remember when it was the Tandy Leather Company; a mail
    > order house in Chicago.


    It also exists in New Zealand BUT, it's a totally different company. No
    connection whatsoever, just the same name. Down there it's really very like
    Safeway here - runs a lot of big supermarkets all over both countries and is
    spreading into other areas.

    N
    NSM, Mar 20, 2005
    #7
  8. Dave M.

    Ross Herbert Guest

    On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 03:28:59 GMT, "NSM" <> wrote:

    >
    >"Ross Herbert" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >
    >...
    >> The three major sources of cleaner/lubricant sparay cans in Australia
    >> are;
    >>
    >> Electrolube (OP already knows this)
    >>
    >> CRC Industries
    >>
    >> Richard Foot
    >>
    >> Products from these 3 company's are available from WES Components. I
    >> can ony leave it up to the OP to make his own decision as to which
    >> product suits his requirements but I have used the RF64 contact
    >> cleaner lubricant from Richard Foot without any problems.

    >
    >I always found CRC 2-26 was good. We bought it in 20 litre drums.
    >
    >N
    >


    CRC 2-26 is not meant for electronics contact cleaning/lubrication and
    is in the same category as WD-40. I know many people use it for this
    purpose but I am not one of them. The correct CRC product to use for
    electronics contact cleaning/lubrication is
    http://www.electrolube.co.uk/docs/tds/EML.pdf
    Ross Herbert, Mar 21, 2005
    #8

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