How to clean carbon potentiometers?
We do repairs on radio communications and audio/video equipment. Looking for a recommended product for safely cleaning and lubricating modern carbon potentiometers. Our stash Whisk, a good but banned older spray is finally depleted.
If the pots are truely carbon contacts then we would recommend the DeoxIT FaderLube. If they are/could be carbon wipers with metal contacts, then we would recomment the DeoxIT D100S-2 product.
If you do not know, I would use the FaderLube first. If that solves the issue than you are good-to-go. If their is meatl on the pot, then the FaderLube will not dissolve oxidation and your issue may still remain. Then use the DeoxIT D100S.
You can read more about it in one of our bulletins:
Audio/Video 9-1-1: http://store.caig.com/s.nl/it.I/id.52/.f?sc=17&category=-117