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    Servisol is a dedicated switch cleaning lubricant for pots etc .Contact cleaners are just that and some can be harsh eventually "drying" out the pot,in the long run the more it is used,the more it needs to be used Saying that ,I have no experience of this type of WD,it may leave a lubricant film,in which case I stand corrected,just passing on my experience .Cheers Mick
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    Who's gonna host the first AOS spray-off then?
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    Servisol Super 10 is available with a lubricant content, specifically intended for switches and pots.
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    Only if I can have the RED corner and definately not the blue!
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Servisol Super 10 is available with a lubricant content, specifically intended for switches and pots.
    About 10 years ago I was given a used Sony FM/AM pocket radio. I was very nice apart from a very noisy volume control. I sprayed it with Servisol Super 10. The radio has been in daily use since then, perfect. 10 years on, slight noise from the volume control, so slight, I haven't bothered to give it another spray.

    I'd avoid using WD40 and cleaners without a lubricant in the formulation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    If you read the post it is specialist WD-40 contact cleaner, not standard WD-40.
    I swear by VD-20... Gets into all those hidden crevices like nothing else!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    If you read the post it is specialist WD-40 contact cleaner, not standard WD-40.
    I missed that, thank you, didn't even know that they did a special contact cleaner, but looking it, if I'm looking at the right one, it says on the can "Leaves no residue"

    This is not what is wanted in a volume control, unless some other lubricant is provided. I made this mistake many years ago.
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    Another example of the use of Servisol Super 10. I bought a brand new Quad 44 soon after they came out, 198?, I can't quite remember, almost immediately, I had noise from the volume control, it's a special stepped switch, and I also had problems with a relay. Spraying both, no further trouble. 44 works fine to this day.
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