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Discussion in 'Audio' started by gamer87, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. gamer87

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    CRT TV speakers and screws do you have any protection so that the acid from your hands does not start corrosion?
     
  2. davenn

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    rubber gloves ... like surgical gloves, they are readily available

    but seriously, it isn't really an issue .... keep you hands dry with a towel
     
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  3. Martaine2005

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    Use vaseline as a grease.
    Or use gloves to avoid starting corrosion!

    Martin
     
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  4. davenn

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    thanks for the backup ;) ;)
     
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  5. Martaine2005

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    you beat me to it!!..we were typing at the same time.

    Martin
     
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  6. gamer87

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    I always wash my hands before touching the metal but I do not wear gloves

    Is it a serious problem?
     
  7. Martaine2005

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    The oils from your hands and or the air around your equipment can cause corrosion.
    Use surgical gloves as already mentioned by @davenn .
    1980s gear is already violated by air,sea and air. These affects cannot be stopped. It's called old aged..

    Martin
     
  8. gamer87

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    Does the metal structure of the speakers have no protective varnish of the oil of the hands?
     
  9. Martaine2005

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    No, not years ago. Today, most equipment is sprayed with a varnish type substance.
     
  10. dave9

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    Not really relevant, the metal frame on an internal speaker is not exposed to view for the life of the TV/etc equipment. Any cosmetic blemish from touching it with bare hands, will not significantly affect its performance or lifespan.

    If you were instead doing mass production in a factory, sure, wear white gloves and change them out when soiled. You'd probably want something breathable for long term use since latex, nitrile, etc will trap moisture and be hard on your hands, and may not wear long since the sharp edges on stamped steel speaker housings will tend to wear holes in them.
     
  11. gamer87

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    Touching the metal in the dehumidifier will not increase acid corrosion. The biggest concern is with moisture?

    Does using the appliance regularly 1x a month prevent moisture from accumulating and accelerating oxidation points?
     
  12. davenn

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    As I said way back in post #2, it's really not a problem
     
  13. gamer87

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    Is the speaker metal varnished? touch the metal with your hands the nail polish protects?

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  14. davenn

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    no, that metal isn't varnished, but it is plated
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    Again, you are stressing/panicking about nothing
     
  15. Martaine2005

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    All I can say is..
    Try and not wear nail varnish when handling metal speakers. You may scratch them.

    Martin
     
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