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Post by Orphin » Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:07 pm

So which do you use, oil-based or not?

Please don't name brands of spray as it won't make any sence to me living in Sweden..
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Post by Simon Wicks » Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:55 pm

I use a general switch cleaner, which from the smell is isopropyl alcohol (IPA). I'm nervous of oil based products as it tends to leave crap behind which can gunk your pot up.

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Post by Dr Dildo » Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:58 pm

<b>With Lubrication!!! Definitely... </b> [:p]
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Post by bclaire » Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:48 pm

You have to use a cleaner/ lubricant. If you just use a cleaner, your pot will seize up and need to be replaced.

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Post by Orphin » Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:14 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by bclaire</i>
<br />You have to use a cleaner/ lubricant. If you just use a cleaner, your pot will seize up and need to be replaced.
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Yeah, it seems like people divide up in two. Half of them sit in your boat while the other half sits in Simons.

I read on another forum some guy said that lubricant will attract dust and stuff which will lead to that the pot will soon start to crackle all over again.
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Post by neonrust » Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:21 pm

My boat sets sail to my amp or guitar tech in a case like this.:D






Not much help though.....sorry David.:oops:
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Post by kittenface » Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:48 pm

www.StewMac.com sells the good stuff
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Post by Satanic_Versus » Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:55 pm

WD40 works serious MAGIC on pots, but is this stuff ok to use? will it cause future issues?

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Post by bclaire » Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:01 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Satanic_Versus</i>
<br />WD40 works serious MAGIC on pots, but is this stuff ok to use? will it cause future issues?

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Definitely do NOT use WD40.

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Post by Orphin » Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:56 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by kittenface</i>
<br />www.StewMac.com sells the good stuff
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Thanks, but I'm not going to order a spray can from the other side of the globe. That's a little bit the reason why I wrote:

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Please don't name brands of spray as it won't make any sence to me living in Sweden..<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">
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Post by Simon Wicks » Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:50 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by bclaire</i>
<br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Satanic_Versus</i>
<br />WD40 works serious MAGIC on pots, but is this stuff ok to use? will it cause future issues?

Jon
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Definitely do NOT use WD40.
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+1 That is an oil based compound that contains silicone grease. It'll gunk the pots up no end. First thing i was told by an EE friend of mine.

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Post by Orphin » Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:37 am

Thanks Joker, but it seems no one of these are for pots.. :?
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Post by Bandeapart » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:15 am

Just go to your local hardware store and get "contact cleaner". I don't know if it's oil based or not, I searched and searched the can, but there's nothing on there. All I know is that when I spray my contact cleaner, whatever I sprayed appears wet for like 5 seconds, then makes whatever I sprayed feel bone dry. There is no oily residue left behind.
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Post by Simon Wicks » Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:53 pm

Yeah, ask for contact or switch cleaner at your local electronics shop. There is a difference but they do the same job pretty much.Just dont use anythin that contains silicone oil.

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Post by Michael Patrick » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:17 pm

Sort of on topic... Where do you spray the cleaner? From the front down the shaft?

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