|[AMRadio] Best product for noisy potentiometers / How to salvage the contents of inoperative aerosol spray can?|
ars.w5ami at gmail.com
Mon Apr 22 13:27:52 EDT 2013
I have used PB Blaster with pretty good luck. Also, I think it's spirit of
wintergreen that works well for frozen parts and smells good. A good
friend told me about that...
I have seen the liquid WD-40 before too. I'm sure you can get it online.
I prefer to spray some in a little cap or something and brush it on. I
just applied some the other day to the band switch on an old Philco
entertainment rx I'm working on for a friend, and the switch is no longer
having intermittent connections. So far, so good. Have not tried it on a
Brian / w5ami
On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 12:18 PM, Rob Atkinson <ranchorobbo at gmail.com>wrote:
> PB Blaster is great. They're getting into the variety game though and
> make a few different types. One is labeled as being for garage doors.
> Last year I used Blaster to free up a sewer lateral access cap in my
> basement. It did the job in FB style, but the basement stank for a
> couple of days.
> Use Blaster outside as much as possible.
> I've seen WD40 for sale in metal gallon cans not under pressure.
> Can't remember where I saw it that way. A gallon would be a lifetime
> supply for me so I didn't pay close attention to it.
> On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 7:12 PM, Donald Chester <k4kyv at charter.net> wrote:
> > Just like house paint. Sherwin Williams has a zillion different grades
> > a wide ranges of prices. A local brand, made in Memphis. just has one
> > of each: interior, exterior each available in oil or acrylic latex,
> > flat/satin/gloss. Little or no price difference per gallon. I go with
> > local stuff for the exact same reason. I just want a good quality paint
> > will last about 10 years without having to read through all the hype
> > to figure out which grade is best and most cost effective for the job.
> > I picked up a tiny bottle of De-oxit at Dayton one year. Very expensive
> > the amount of liquid. Wasn't impressed at all by its performance. IMO
> > as effective as WD-40 for cleaning pots and switch contacts.
> > I have a couple of spray cans of WD-40 that are still half full, but the
> > spray nozzle doesn't work anymore. Not a problem with the little red
> > plastic nozzle cap; I took it off and when I push in the nozzle tube it
> > still won't spray. Must be clogged up internally. I saved the cans in
> > of salvaging the fluid. Haven't figured out the best way to do it. Maybe
> > taking a gallon jug, driving a small nail into the can, and letting it
> > itself out into the jug? All aerosols have a dire safety warning not to
> > puncture the can. What else could happen other than having it squirt
> > uncontrollably and getting it sprayed all over everything? I would
> > definitely do this outside, wearing eye protection.
> > I have found PB Blaster better than WD-40 for loosening rusty and
> > hardware. But man, does that stuff stink!
> > Don k4kyv
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