[sdiy] Cleaning scratchy pots

Neil Johnson neil.johnson71 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 5 21:13:59 CET 2020


Ummmm.... I don't believe you want _any_ sort of lubricant on the track
itself....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lubricant#Keep_moving_parts_apart

Neil


On Sun, 5 Jan 2020 at 19:17, Ben Stuyts <ben at stuyts.nl> wrote:

> I believe D5 is for switches and F5 is for pots.
>
> Ben
>
>
> On 5 Jan 2020, at 19:24, Peter Pearson <electrocontinuo at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> What you’re looking for is Deoxit D5.  You just spray it inside the pot
> and turn it a few times.  Works great.
>
> On Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 07:13 Antti Pitkämäki <anpitkam at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm about to clean a scratchy volume pot of my Korg Polysix. I was
>> thinking of dismantling the pot and using isoprophyl alcohol to clean the
>> wiper contacts. However, am I also supposed to add some very small amount
>> of lubricant (such as PRF Kontakt 7-78) to the contacts after cleaning or
>> would it be better to leave it dry?
>>
>> Also, in general do new factory fresh pots have lubricant on the contacts
>> or are they dry?
>>
>> I'm asking these questions because no amount of googling seems to give a
>> definite answer, but if there is an answer somewhere, it's in this group
>> 🙂
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Antti
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