When do I use DeoxI® vs DeoxIT® GOLD or DeoxIT® SHIELD?
DeoxIT® contact cleaner:
General purpose, for all metal surfaces that conduct electricity. Use on non-critical metal surfaces to dissolve severe oxidation, surface contamination and corrosion. DeoxIT® also lubricates and protects the surface. For reference, DeoxIT® has approximately 20% cleaning action.
*If there is a discoloration of the metal, it is considered severe.
Formulated for plated surfaces (gold and other precious metals). Recommended for critical applications where only slight cleaning action is necessary. For reference, if the surface appears clean, applying DeoxIT® as a first step is usually not necessary.
If there is a minute amount of oxidation on the surface, DeoxIT® GOLD will dissolve this with no problem. Apply DeoxIT® GOLD after DeoxIT® on severely oxidized plated metal surfaces except where noted with DeoxIT® SHIELD below.
The more critical the connection/part, especially in low current applications, DeoxIT® GOLD should be the final step. DFor reference, DeoxIT® GOLD has approximately 0.5% cleaning action.
Seals and protects all metal surfaces. It is recommended after DeoxIT® for best protection or on NEWLY manufactured metal surfaces. DeoxIT® SHIELD is also ideal where high degrees of moisture, pollution (sulfur, salts, acids, etc.) are present.
Apply to clean surfaces - after using DeoxIT® or other cleaning method. For reference, DeoxIT® SHIELD has 0% cleaning action.
DeoxIT® GOLD (formerly ProGold)
DeoxIT® SHIELD (formerly PreservIT)
DeoxIT® FaderLube (formerly CaiLube MCL)
DeoxIT® Grease Type M260 & L260 Paste (formerly CaiLube Grease).