Re: Paddles troubles...

From: Raymond C. Bryan (
Date: 2002-02-10 04:22:29

>On Fri, 8 Feb 2002, Ethan Dicks wrote:
>  > Ahhhh!  Not WD-40 - it's a penetrating oil and so-so lubricant, not
>  to use.
>That's very expensive for a little solvent.  I use rubbing alcohol
>(isopropyl alcohol), the active ingredient in most electronic solvents and
>cleaners.  It's available in most drug stores and is very cheap.  70% is
>all right, but 91% is better.  That's concentrated enough to remove all
>moisture as it evaporates. 
>If the contacts are corroded, a SOFT pencil eraser will usually clean
>them.  If that doesn't work, then use 1500 grit sandpaper.  It's just
>rough enough to polish the surface, but don't do it often or you will

Do not use WD40 or erasers or sandpaper/emery  cloth on any contacts 
you care about!  WD40 becomes like a glue over time;  the most 
abrasive thing to use on contacts is adding machine paper perhaps 
wetted with the 91% isopropyl (this is used as a fuel additive for 
cars  to de-ice fuel lines, also). THe  best thing t remove corrosion 
is jewelers polishing cloth.

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