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Cleaning Contacts with Gun Cleaner

Does your typical CLP gun cleaner conduct electricity? Would it be safe to ue as both a lubricant and cleaner for contacts? Would it need to be dry before making a connection?

I'm wondering if it can be used to clean old copper or gold contacts. We have our old radios and this year I'm hoping to stop these chuckleheads from licking the radio contacts when they don't work. Sure, it gives an immediate Signal, but it causes oxidation and wears out the contacts. Then the components are labeled as "bad", but they really just need cleaning.

I know one of the old things I used to do for the N64 was use petroleum jelly, but it's not always available. What is always available, however, is a tiny bottle of CLP in every soldier's weapon's cleaning kit.

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Sounds like you ideally want DeoxIT D100 or the watered down with solvent D5. It's designed to be a contact cleaner and corrosion protection.

A guess hear for CLP conductivity you would want it to be wiped off, leaving a thin film, and dry before the radio is used. Less chance of it being conductive that way. Is it compatible with copper or brass? If it won't corrode copper it doesn't sound too crazy. It might be worth a try.

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I'm not sure why, but when I saw the thread title my first though was cleaning contact lenses... Yea that would be like taking satan's hot load right in your eye.

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I would just use a proper cleaner like deoxit.

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You need to find a Fiber Glass tip pen to clean contacts without destroying them. They cost a few dollars but worth it for cleaning battery connectors and other parts that may need cleaning.

The link is only for reference so you know what I am talking about.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fibre-glass...4AAOSwIIha8EMf

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