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 Post subject: Contact Cleaner
PostPosted: 23 Dec 2008, 11:59 
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Hi All,

My NAD Pre Amp is starting to sound like that famous breakfast cereal when adjusting the volume. We live in a house full of cats, so I know some of the problem will be resolved with a quick cleaning using my Dust Gun. But I would like some recommendations for contact cleaners. I would rather use what someone else has tested rather than trial and error on my own.

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 Post subject: Re: Contact Cleaner
PostPosted: 23 Dec 2008, 12:34 
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Snap, Crackle, and Pop! is what I always say when I have this problem, my solution... over dosing the pot with WD40, I had to do this with my Viking amp, I would just touch the VU knob and I would get a whole load of rice crispies through my speakers, :eek: but after soaking the pot in WD40 for a while I soon couldn't even hear a scratch.

The other option would be to buy some of that deoxit stuff but I've never had to, WD40 works just fine for me and isn't to harsh on the contacts.

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PostPosted: 23 Dec 2008, 13:09 
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I use DeoxIT contact cleaner and it works well.

WD-40 may fix the problem for the short-term, but I don't like using WD-40 as a contact cleaner as it attracts dust and dirt.

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 Post subject: Re: Contact Cleaner
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I have found that to be true, but it does work, I've been using my Viking amp for a couple of weeks now and all of the controls work fine, no scrachy-ness what so ever. Some day I do plan on getting proper contact cleaner since I've heard that deoxit does a good job, and it also cleans switches really well, WD40 not so, unless you really dose the thing.

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