I am amazed at these products...
I am amazed at how these products are so non-conductive, yet enhance conductivity - so I had to test them.
by Mark Carlyon
I have used DeoxIT® and DeoxIT® GOLD in most of their available forms on vintage audio equipment by McIntosh Laboratories and Marantz. It does an outstanding job of removing oxidation, and has made a noticeable improvement in the sound quality of components.
The instruments sound like they are emerging from a "blacker" background. The transients, speed, attack and decay, transparency, and smoothness of the musical notes are all noticeably enhanced. Music sounds more three-dimensional, as though you could "step right through it."
I used DeoxIT® contact cleaner on an arcing power switch on an old Kenwood receiver, and it completely eliminated the problem. This also happened when I applied it to an arcing light switch.
I am amazed at how these products are so non-conductive yet enhance conductivity. I did my own test with an old 16 volt (amperage unknown) power transformer from a Lionel Train set, and I connected one wire to a small light bulb (like that of a flashlight).
When the connected lead of the light was set in DeoxIT® and the other wire from the transformer was immersed adjacently to it, the bulb would not light up--no matter how close the wire was, until it was directly touching the metal. The transformer had multiple output power settings/taps, and this test was done with the transformer set to maximum output.
I was curious to see how well DeoxIT® would protect against corrosion, so I applied it to the terminals of my car battery in the fall (I lived in a harsh fall/winter environment near Canada, by Lake Superior). Normally the terminals oxidized in as little as 2 months after installing a new battery, but after cleaning them with DeoxIT®, I went through fall, a harsh, wet, slushy, salty (from roads) winter, spring, and finally summer—and there was NO corrosion on the battery terminals from the sulfuric acid vapors!
Excellent products, I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. I have used Chemtronics Kontact Restorer, Blue Foam with "mini-scrubbers", LPS1 greaseless lubricant --- CAIG products are far superior, and I would never go back to anything else.
DeoxIT® GOLD (formerly ProGold)
DeoxIT® GOLD GxL (formerly ProGold GxL)
DeoxIT® SHIELD (formerly PreservIT)
DeoxIT® FaderLube (formerly CaiLube MCL)
DeoxIT® FaderGrease (formerly CaiLube MCL P20 & P40)
DeoxIT® Grease Type M260 & L260 Paste (formerly CaiLube Grease).