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21 quid for deoxit

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Diytelecaster, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. Diytelecaster

    Diytelecaster Tele-Meister

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    I've got crackly pots and switch on my tele and read on here about deoxit. It's £21 here in England. What is the best alternative.
     
  2. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Friend of Leo's

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    CRC I've been told. I just ordered some to try. I've used WD40 in the past, as a last resort.
     
  3. northernguitar

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    Worth every penny (pence). Never use WD40.
     
  4. ReverendRevolver

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    Is it the hazmat shipping upping it? Possibly find someone brick and mortar selling it.
     
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    Indeed, do not use WD40 for this purpose!
    It is a silicone-based lubricant, not a cleaner.
    A little DeOxit goes a long way.
    Great stuff, a can will last a long while is you use it properly.
     
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  7. northernguitar

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    But make sure whatever you use on pots or sliders has a lubricant, ie. Deoxit.
     
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    Last resort guys. Do you know what last resort means? And I was talking past tense. As in, from experience. Did I mention as a last resort?
     
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    CRC is available at most hardware and electrical supply stores in the UK.
    Less than 9 quid.

    Also available there:

    WD-40 Specialist Electrical Contact Cleaner
    (This is NOT the WD-40 water-displacing lubricant.)
    £7.19 at ToolStation there.


    Action Can EC-90 Contact Cleaner
    500ml
    £6.99, most stores.

    :):)
     
  11. northernguitar

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    Agreed on a Deoxit can lasting a long time. My can is 13 years old and 3/4 full. Unless one is cleaning soundboards, an average guitar player with a decent collection of gear should get a lifetime out of one can.
     
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    MG Chemicals, ACL Staticide and as mentioned CRC are all good alternatives to Deoxit and are usually lower priced. I have even found CRC products in automotive parts stores. Do not use WD40 as a electronic cleaner unless you want a mess. However, WD40 does make contact cleaners which I use for work.
     
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    CRC is available at Home Depot btw. Found some online, but decided to order it anyway, with some guitar parts. Laziness rules..
     
  14. Phrygian77

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    This is the second thread I've seen recently about the high cost of DeoxIT. The bottom line is that it has a pretty good reputation. I use it myself, and a number of techs that I respect also use it.
     
  15. Peegoo

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    Pro Tip: buying Caig Deoxit makes you spend more than you need to.

    Instead, buy the Hosa Deoxit. It's made by Caig for the Hosa company, and it's usually about $5 cheaper. Crazy, but true.

    Compare prices and you'll see there's a difference, but it's the same product.
     
  16. northernguitar

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    NO CONTACT CLEANER ON POTS!!!!


    Y’all hear that?
     
  17. old wrench

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    Deoxit "Gold"? :)

    Actually it's pretty good stuff.

    A little bit goes a long way.

    It even has the variable spray tip for a short, medium, or long blast.

    I use it as needed, and the can I bought about six years ago or so (at Radio Shack) still feels pretty full.

    It'll fix a scratchy pot like nothing else.

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    WD 40 is a little over-rated.

    Thank Dog the stuff evaporates :).

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  19. Diytelecaster

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    Ta for the replies. Can I safely assume that deoxit does not damage or melt paintwork.
     
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  20. northernguitar

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    I haven’t noticed any problem. I’d only be concerned with a nitro finish. Even then, it doesn’t spray, it shoots in spurts. One shot, right in the pot and all will be good, no mess. Remember to work it in by turning the pot with the cleaner inside.
     
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