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    cleaning the pins on your tubes

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    CletusB

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    Re: cleaning the pins on your tubes

    Post by CletusB on Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:46 am

    Been using it a long time ....never an issue.
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    Re: cleaning the pins on your tubes

    Post by cci1492 on Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:52 am

    Does anyone here have an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner? That would work nice too.
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    Re: cleaning the pins on your tubes

    Post by Roy on Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:53 am

    doubt the filaments or even the plate coating would appreciate that though cci ?
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    Re: cleaning the pins on your tubes

    Post by CletusB on Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:00 am

    cci1492 wrote:Does anyone here have an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner? That would work nice too.

    As a trainee tech, I did that back in the 70's with some tubes for a Beckman Impedance Bridge .....The tubes were not at all impressed, nor was our Chief Engineer. Embarassed
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    Re: cleaning the pins on your tubes

    Post by Roy on Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:22 pm





    This was a stainless 18/10 spoon though with no oxides that the deoxit would dissolve - still  residue wise it was next to nothing - that little pink stain on the qtip was all that was picked up off the spoon.
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    Post by CletusB on Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:26 pm

    That spoon over the candle flame had me a little concerned for a bit there! LOL!
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    Re: cleaning the pins on your tubes

    Post by Kentley on Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:28 pm

    Obviously, Roy, you were born with a silver spoon in your DeOxit.
    {I couldn't help myself. Laughing }
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    Re: cleaning the pins on your tubes

    Post by cci1492 on Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:37 pm

    Those pics remind me of the Stones song Dead Flowers: "I'll be in my basement room with a needle and a spoon. And another girl to take my pain away. Take me down little Susie, take me down"
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    Re: cleaning the pins on your tubes

    Post by Roy on Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:43 pm

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    Re: cleaning the pins on your tubes

    Post by cci1492 on Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:48 pm

    Another classic heroin song!
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    Re: cleaning the pins on your tubes

    Post by Peter W. on Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:20 pm

    286 deg C is the boiling point of light Oleic Acid at sea level (or whatever that trade-secret ingredient might be).
    829 deg C is the temperature of a paraffin-based candle flame.
    This method is not 'fractional distillation' - which would be necessary to separate two mutually soluble VOCs from each other. Otherwise, the lighter fractions can 'pull off' heavier molecules as they boil.
    Starting from a 5% initial concentration, the magic moment in any case would be very short indeed.

    Guys and gals - using DeOxit D5 in this application - TUBE SOCKET - is, to be as gentle as possible, contraindicated. But, do as you see fit.
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    Re: cleaning the pins on your tubes

    Post by deepee99 on Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:04 pm

    Peter W. wrote:286 deg C is the boiling point of light Oleic Acid at sea level (or whatever that trade-secret ingredient might be).
    829 deg C is the temperature of a paraffin-based candle flame.
    This method is not 'fractional distillation' - which would be necessary to separate two mutually soluble VOCs from each other. Otherwise, the lighter fractions can 'pull off' heavier molecules as they boil.
    Starting from a 5% initial concentration, the magic moment in any case would be very short indeed.

    Guys and gals - using DeOxit D5 in this application - TUBE SOCKET - is, to be as gentle as possible, contraindicated. But, do as you see fit.
    What's wrong with a little seriously de-natured alcohol (not the grocery-store grade) and a pipe cleaner?
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    Peter W.

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    Re: cleaning the pins on your tubes

    Post by Peter W. on Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:12 pm

    [/quote]
    What's wrong with a little seriously de-natured alcohol (not the grocery-store grade) and a pipe cleaner?
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    Not one little thing. I keep a set of miniature spiral brushes for the purpose - and use only 100% volatile solvents. Easier for small-pin tubes.
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    Re: cleaning the pins on your tubes

    Post by deepee99 on Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:19 pm

    What's wrong with a little seriously de-natured alcohol (not the grocery-store grade) and a pipe cleaner?
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    Not one little thing. I keep a set of miniature spiral brushes for the purpose - and use only 100% volatile solvents. Easier for small-pin tubes. [/quote]
    Great minds think alike. Very Happy
    A caution, 80% (grocery store) de-natured alcohol has oils added to it. Not A Good Thing for tube pins or tape-heads. Metal to metal, nothing in between.

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