(Topic ID: 247932)

Electro Contact Cleaner

By Tamster

87 days ago

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  • Latest reply 87 days ago by Wmsfan
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#1 87 days ago

I know everyone says to stay away from contact cleaners especially those that are flammable . I found something called LPS Electro Contact Cleaner. It actually has a picture of what looks like the same type of switches in a pinball machine. I was wondering if anyone here had tried it and if so, how did it work for you? I was thinking of trying it on an EM pin that is really gunked up. I asked a respected expert on pins and he didn’t have any experience with this particular product.

Thanks for the help!

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#2 87 days ago

Propellants as well as the cleaner itself can be flammable. I would not use this.

#3 87 days ago

I have a friend who worked for the phone company when they had electromechanical switches for phone connections, and I assume they look like the switches on that can. He told me that when the phone switches stopped working they just sprayed contact cleaner on them. He was suggesting that I do that on my EMs. I replied that I would never do that with all the voltage running through a pin and wondered why why the phone company would do that. He said the voltages on the phone switches was very low. I’m guessing that spray can was made for switches with voltage much lower than that in a pin.

#4 87 days ago

Honestly- is it worth taking that chance?

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