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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 29th, 18, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning a Radio and Removing Static

I didn't find anything on our site about cleaning radios but I did discover some information about cleaning electronic equipment and also getting rid of static when you turn the knobs on our old radios. I bought a 69 am/fm radio and took it to an electronics repairman and had him check it out. It sounded okay but there was static when you turned the volume or the tuner. He told me I could clean it and it would probably get rid of the problem if the parts weren't worn out. He said they get dirty and dry. He said Deoxit D5 or other equivalent electronics cleaner and lube would work. So I took the screws off of the top plate and moved it out of the way. Then I used compressed air and blew out the dirt and dust. I lightly sprayed the Deoxit on the tuner and volume control parts as well as on the push button mechanisms. Now it plays with no static and the buttons move the dial very easily. It's all seems to work like new now. I also replaced the 1893 lamp while I was at it.

BUT, A WARNING. Do not ever spray this or any other brand of cleaner on any electronics and turn it on immediately. It could cause an explosion and/or catch fire. It's in the directions and the repairman warned me. If it's in the car you should disconnect the battery and wait a couple of hours or more for the vapor part of the spray to fade away before you connect power or turn on the radio or whatever electronic appliance you've worked on. Thought this might help someone someday.

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BUT, A WARNING. Do not ever spray this or any other brand of cleaner on any electronics and turn it on immediately. It could cause an explosion and/or catch fire. It's in the directions and the repairman warned me. If it's in the car you should disconnect the battery and wait a couple of hours or more for the vapor part of the spray to fade away before you connect power or turn on the radio or whatever electronic appliance you've worked on. Thought this might help someone someday.
Maybe this should have first. Spray ,check, boom, oops.

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Re: Cleaning a Radio and Removing Static

I have used Deoxit on old home stereos with great success. works well!

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