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Stephen Swaffer

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Re: WD-40 Contact Cleaner?
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2014, 08:19:26 am »

I would only use WD 40 in an "emergency"-then clean it off ASAP with some "real" contact cleaner-which is usually a fast drying solvent of some kind.  If lube is needed I vote for no-ox, oxi ban whatever you want to call it.  They do make a special conductive grease for lubricating rotating grounds on robotic weld fixtures, that would be ideal if you can get your hands on some.
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Re: WD-40 Contact Cleaner?
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2014, 09:55:59 am »

It weird.  There are no links to the No-Ox-Id Electrical product on any of the other Sanchem pages.
How do individuals buy No-Ox?
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Re: WD-40 Contact Cleaner?
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2014, 11:01:58 pm »

I use WD40 on almost everything that is exposed to the elements, and quite frequently on electrical contacts and connectors of any type. I have been doing this for as long as I can remember and have never had an issue, or have I ever seen WD40 attack a plastic housing. Maybe it's in the amount you use, I don't know.
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Re: WD-40 Contact Cleaner?
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2014, 11:41:15 pm »

I use WD40 on almost everything that is exposed to the elements, and quite frequently on electrical contacts and connectors of any type. I have been doing this for as long as I can remember and have never had an issue, or have I ever seen WD40 attack a plastic housing. Maybe it's in the amount you use, I don't know.

Dad uses a LOT of WD-40. I think he gets it in gallon cans with a big pump on top (no kidding). A little doesn't seem to hurt anything, but soaking plastic parts for years in WD-40 could be a bad idea.
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Re: WD-40 Contact Cleaner?
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2014, 08:33:03 am »

A friend of mine says "you can contrive all sorts of methods to seal the water out, but for goodness' sake, be sure to leave a means for the water to get out once it gets in, because it will get in regardless of what you do to keep it out!"


Only slightly on topic, but relating to your post.  This is a speaker junction box in a major league stadium.  I was retuning the place, and I had about 3 sets of speakers that the levels would jump all over. After about 4 hours of troubleshooting, found this above the upper deck canopy. Just touching the wire caused the connection to disintegrate.

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Re: WD-40 Contact Cleaner?
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2014, 01:45:51 pm »

Only slightly on topic, but relating to your post.  This is a speaker junction box in a major league stadium.  I was retuning the place, and I had about 3 sets of speakers that the levels would jump all over. After about 4 hours of troubleshooting, found this above the upper deck canopy. Just touching the wire caused the connection to disintegrate.

Would that be rust?
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Re: WD-40 Contact Cleaner?
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2014, 02:38:23 pm »

Would that be rust?
Rust and bi-metallic corrosion. Corrosion X would be a good thing to use to reduce that type of problem before it starts. Works much better than WD-40, which is for all intents just conveniently packaged kerosene.

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Re: WD-40 Contact Cleaner?
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2014, 02:57:52 pm »

Would that be rust?

Yeah, here is a slightly closer look...
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Re: WD-40 Contact Cleaner?
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2014, 03:56:35 pm »

This is a speaker junction box in a major league stadium. ... Just touching the wire caused the connection to disintegrate.

Can you say, "Change order, baby! YEAH!!!"

At least there is a decent amount of slack to redo it all.
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