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[EE] Looking for contact cleaner

Dwayne Reid
Good day to all.

My buddy is rebuilding a pair of elderly BMW motorcycles dating from
the early 70's.  He is looking for a contact cleaner that he can use
to clean / enhance the various wiring harness connectors.  That is:
pull the connector from whatever device the harness is connected to,
spray both the plug and receptacle, re-assemble.  Possibly spray in a
dielectric grease before re-assembling.

I'm not sure what to suggest for him to use.  In days long gone, I'd
be thinking of the Tuner Wash that one used on old television
channel-change turret tuners.  I don't know what to suggest in these
modern times.

These connectors are NOT corroded or damaged.  Rather, this is an
attempt to ward off future problems.

Suggestions gratefully accepted.

Many thanks!

dwayne

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RE: [EE] Looking for contact cleaner

Allen Mulvey
Go to your local automotive store and get some contact cleaner. There are numerous brands the clerk could probably recommend one based in part on whether the contacts are electroplated. WD40 makes some with a nice flip up nozzle. Wear goggles.

Allen Mulvey

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Subject: [CAUTION: Failed DKIM Test][EE] Looking for contact cleaner

Good day to all.

My buddy is rebuilding a pair of elderly BMW motorcycles dating from
the early 70's.  He is looking for a contact cleaner that he can use
to clean / enhance the various wiring harness connectors.  That is:
pull the connector from whatever device the harness is connected to,
spray both the plug and receptacle, re-assemble.  Possibly spray in a
dielectric grease before re-assembling.

I'm not sure what to suggest for him to use.  In days long gone, I'd
be thinking of the Tuner Wash that one used on old television
channel-change turret tuners.  I don't know what to suggest in these
modern times.

These connectors are NOT corroded or damaged.  Rather, this is an
attempt to ward off future problems.

Suggestions gratefully accepted.

Many thanks!

dwayne

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Re: [EE] Looking for contact cleaner

madscientistatlarge
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Polyphenol ether.  Brand names are conector plus and others meant primarily for gold.  The stuff is amazing on any connector that slides (there has to be a bit of friction).  It's basically a very soft wax in a solvent.  It's also used on planes to prevent corrosion.  It'll last decades.  Fairly safe other than the solvents, there is food grade polyphenol either too so it's not too nasty other than the solvents it's in which are designed to soften any grease on the connector and flush dirt away.  Spendy but a little goes a long way.  I can't remember which one but one of the brands of electroics cleaners( CAIG I think) sells a smaller can, The connector plus I have Came off ebay, $50 for a 12 Oz can.  I use it on all my PCI, PCI-X connectors and on ram (don't try it on a cpu that goes into a ZIF socket, there's no friction to wipe a clean spot and you'll wind up washing it off).  I have had to unplug and replug ram I overcoated but one removal and reinsertion does it.  It's a nice connector lubricant as well, cards go in/out much more easily with less wear.


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On Saturday, February 20, 2021 2:25 PM, Dwayne Reid <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Good day to all.
>
> My buddy is rebuilding a pair of elderly BMW motorcycles dating from
> the early 70's. He is looking for a contact cleaner that he can use
> to clean / enhance the various wiring harness connectors. That is:
> pull the connector from whatever device the harness is connected to,
> spray both the plug and receptacle, re-assemble. Possibly spray in a
> dielectric grease before re-assembling.
>
> I'm not sure what to suggest for him to use. In days long gone, I'd
> be thinking of the Tuner Wash that one used on old television
> channel-change turret tuners. I don't know what to suggest in these
> modern times.
>
> These connectors are NOT corroded or damaged. Rather, this is an
> attempt to ward off future problems.
>
> Suggestions gratefully accepted.
>
> Many thanks!
>
> dwayne
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Dwayne Reid [hidden email]
>
> Trinity Electronics Systems Ltd Edmonton, AB, CANADA
> 780-489-3199 voice 780-487-6397 fax 888-489-3199 Toll Free
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Re: [EE] Looking for contact cleaner

Spehro Pefhany
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Contact cleaner spray is still available from MG Chemicals.

409B Electrosolve Zero Residue Contact Cleaner-

 Sayal carries it in Canada.

I can’t speak to what would be good for aged German motorbikes though. I’ve had good luck with silicone oil.

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> On Feb 20, 2021, at 4:33 PM, Dwayne Reid <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Good day to all.
>
> My buddy is rebuilding a pair of elderly BMW motorcycles dating from
> the early 70's.  He is looking for a contact cleaner that he can use
> to clean / enhance the various wiring harness connectors.  That is:
> pull the connector from whatever device the harness is connected to,
> spray both the plug and receptacle, re-assemble.  Possibly spray in a
> dielectric grease before re-assembling.
>
> I'm not sure what to suggest for him to use.  In days long gone, I'd
> be thinking of the Tuner Wash that one used on old television
> channel-change turret tuners.  I don't know what to suggest in these
> modern times.
>
> These connectors are NOT corroded or damaged.  Rather, this is an
> attempt to ward off future problems.
>
> Suggestions gratefully accepted.
>
> Many thanks!
>
> dwayne
>
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> Dwayne Reid   <[hidden email]>
> Trinity Electronics Systems Ltd    Edmonton, AB, CANADA
> 780-489-3199 voice   780-487-6397 fax   888-489-3199 Toll Free
> www.trinity-electronics.com
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Re: [EE] Looking for contact cleaner

Peter Loron-2
I'd give DeoxIT a try. Pretty good stuff.

-Pete


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On Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:22 PM, Spehro <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Contact cleaner spray is still available from MG Chemicals.
>
> 409B Electrosolve Zero Residue Contact Cleaner-
>
> Sayal carries it in Canada.
>
> I can’t speak to what would be good for aged German motorbikes though. I’ve had good luck with silicone oil.
>
> Sent from a Microsoft, Android or Apple device
> (Either mobile or desktop)
>
> > On Feb 20, 2021, at 4:33 PM, Dwayne Reid [hidden email] wrote:
> > Good day to all.
> > My buddy is rebuilding a pair of elderly BMW motorcycles dating from
> > the early 70's. He is looking for a contact cleaner that he can use
> > to clean / enhance the various wiring harness connectors. That is:
> > pull the connector from whatever device the harness is connected to,
> > spray both the plug and receptacle, re-assemble. Possibly spray in a
> > dielectric grease before re-assembling.
> > I'm not sure what to suggest for him to use. In days long gone, I'd
> > be thinking of the Tuner Wash that one used on old television
> > channel-change turret tuners. I don't know what to suggest in these
> > modern times.
> > These connectors are NOT corroded or damaged. Rather, this is an
> > attempt to ward off future problems.
> > Suggestions gratefully accepted.
> > Many thanks!
> > dwayne
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> > Dwayne Reid [hidden email]
> > Trinity Electronics Systems Ltd Edmonton, AB, CANADA
> > 780-489-3199 voice 780-487-6397 fax 888-489-3199 Toll Free
> > www.trinity-electronics.com
> > Custom Electronics Design and Manufacturing
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Re: [EE] Looking for contact cleaner

Bob Blick-5
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Hi Dwayne,

DeoxIT D5 is what I'd recommend. Dunno if I'd rely on spray-on dielectric grease afterward, I prefer physical dielectric grease, although messier and more time-consuming to apply.

Seriously exposed connectors get Denso Tape and then 558CA aluminum duct tape over that, but that's a pretty intense and ugly saltwater measure, probably overkill and not visually appealing.

Friendly regards, Bob

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Subject: [EE] Looking for contact cleaner

Good day to all.

My buddy is rebuilding a pair of elderly BMW motorcycles dating from
the early 70's.  He is looking for a contact cleaner that he can use
to clean / enhance the various wiring harness connectors.  That is:
pull the connector from whatever device the harness is connected to,
spray both the plug and receptacle, re-assemble.  Possibly spray in a
dielectric grease before re-assembling.

I'm not sure what to suggest for him to use.  In days long gone, I'd
be thinking of the Tuner Wash that one used on old television
channel-change turret tuners.  I don't know what to suggest in these
modern times.

These connectors are NOT corroded or damaged.  Rather, this is an
attempt to ward off future problems.

Suggestions gratefully accepted.

Many thanks!

dwayne

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780-489-3199 voice   780-487-6397 fax   888-489-3199 Toll Free
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