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WD-40 & EDP Pedal EFC-7

Forwarding to protect others from similarly devious thoughts...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: dirt [mailto: asked to be kept private due to spam]
> Sent: Dienstag, 5. Oktober 2004 00:49
> To: Bernhard Wagner
> Subject: Re: WD-40 & EDP Pedal EFC-7
> Hello Bernhard -
> Not recommended.  WD-40 may work in an emergency if you don't have
> anything better, but it leaves an oily residue which attracts/captures
> dirt.  "Repeat often" use (necessitated with having an oily film inside
> hanging onto any dust it comes in contact with) will eventually gum
> things up and affect the switch resistance values the EFC-7 depends upon
> to work reliably.  It's MUCH better to spend a buck or two more atta
> Radio Snack for a residue-free elecTRONIC* contact cleaner that's made
> specifically for this sort of thing. [*do NOT use anything labeled as an
> elecTRIC contact cleaner commonly found in automotive sections - can
> soften or dissolve the button-switch plastic]
> Best to only use WD-40 on stuff where a little bit of extra resistance
> doesn't matter (like big ol' motor relays or the insides of of an old
> car's water-wetted distributor cap during a heavy rain).
> Cerulean - d
> Bernhard Wagner wrote:
> > 
> > Mentions WD-40:
> > 
> http://www.loopers-delight.com/cgi-bin/wilma_hiliter/LDarchive/200
> 96.html?line=51#hilite
> Mentions WD-60 ? Probably meant WD-40, right?
> http://www.loopers-delight.com/LDarchive/200409/msg00285.html
> >From this list:
> http://www.twbc.org/wd40.htm
> it seems that WD-40 might be useful for cleaning/removing moist from
> electric contacts.
> Anyone experienced with WD-40's use to clean the contacts of the EFC-7
> (plain old foodpedal that comes with the EDP) ?
> Thank you
> Bernhard