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Offline mendip_discovery

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Clare V142
« on: July 04, 2020, 11:06:54 am »
I think I need to get over to TEA and make a post soon.

After a bit of a sober eBay session the other week I have a few standards to use for general checking. One of the items is these Clare V142 (V.142) units that were used to test Clare Flash Testers.

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I am looking for opinions for a way to clean up the brass connectors, I am tempted to remove them so that I can give them a damned good clean.

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OK, I removed one.
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« Last Edit: July 04, 2020, 11:08:26 am by mendip_discovery »
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Re: Clare V142
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2020, 12:34:23 pm »
A quick google suggested vinegar and some salt and let it soak for a few mins.

So using an old spray can cap I first washed them in some Swarfega (Orange) hand degreaser, engineers will know the stuff.
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Then I mixed some salt in with the white vinegar I had. I left that while I made a cup of tea.
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Scary, it goes black and a quick rub with a nail brush and water and it looked dull.
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But with a very quick brush of a copper brush, it came up shiny. Now going to attack the rest of it.
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Offline Gyro

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Re: Clare V142
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2020, 09:29:12 pm »
Put a little Vaseline on the threads, it will prevent corrosion, improve conductivity, make them a lot smoother, and prevent then from binding over time.  ;)
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