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Old 05-29-2014, 05:34 PM   #21
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[QUOTE]I'm a bit confused. You linked to a contact grease, not a dielectric grease. But look cheaper and easier to obtain than the stuff I use. Might try some.... /QUOTE]

Look closer. The tube says contact, but the item description from etrailer says dielectric.

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Old 05-30-2014, 03:37 AM   #22
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I used to be in the Marines and was in communications...we would clean all the connections of our thousands of dollars of equipment with a very high tech tool called a pencil eraser...yes, just get you a good ole #2 pencil with a pink eraser on it and use that eraser on the metal connector parts!
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I used to be in the Marines and was in communications...we would clean all the connections of our thousands of dollars of equipment with a very high tech tool called a pencil eraser...yes, just get you a good ole #2 pencil with a pink eraser on it and use that eraser on the metal connector parts!
Way too tight o get a pencil eraser in there. Maybe could only clean the ends of the blades. I have already shinned the ends up.
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Old 05-30-2014, 04:59 PM   #24
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I used to be in the Marines and was in communications...we would clean all the connections of our thousands of dollars of equipment with a very high tech tool called a pencil eraser...yes, just get you a good ole #2 pencil with a pink eraser on it and use that eraser on the metal connector parts!
When I was in the Navy, we used erasers on our rifles. (NOT a gun - "This is my rifle and this is my gun - this one's for shootin' and this one's for fun!')
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A little vinegar and an old toothbrush should take care of it.

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Old 05-30-2014, 07:12 PM   #26
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I haven't bought these yet (point files) but they're going on my next order. Pretty sure they'd work pretty well, one or two swipes on each connector should work well......Does this tell my age when a point file was a necessity?
Amazon.com: Great Neck 25342 Ign.Pt./Utility File 2Pc: Automotive
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I haven't bought these yet (point files) but they're going on my next order. Pretty sure they'd work pretty well, one or two swipes on each connector should work well......Does this tell my age when a point file was a necessity?
Don't have the point files, but do have several point gauge sets with a file as one of the blades like on a set of fingernail clippers.
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I haven't bought these yet (point files) but they're going on my next order. Pretty sure they'd work pretty well, one or two swipes on each connector should work well......Does this tell my age when a point file was a necessity?
Amazon.com: Great Neck 25342 Ign.Pt./Utility File 2Pc: Automotive
Be sure it's a light swipe or two. Those things cut pretty well, the Standard Ignition number is TF-1. They're still a top seller.
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:56 PM   #29
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Didn't think they made point files anymore. Who has points anymore?
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I have brand new point files used for connecters in FM and TV Transmitters. 7 to 10 KV. Can not use an lube or grease just catches fire and burns. Gold old emery board from the DW nail kit works find on the 7 pin. You can displace moisture with 99% iso alcohol and then use grease to stop corrosion. On RF connectors up to UHF we used silicone grease. On microwave waveguide for 7 or 8 ghz same grease when make connections.
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