Contact cleaner/protector

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Contact cleaner/protector

Post by richardw »

I've posted in the past that I use Rail Zip 2 as a contact cleaner and protector, so far with excellent results. I picked this tip up from Tim Engel (Esprit2) who uses it on his car. It comes in a very small bottle and now mine is exhausted; unfortunately I can't find any for sale in the UK.

So I've been looking at possible alternatives that will both clean and protect contacts, and some people in the model railway world swear by ATF - specifically Dexron as it won't damage plastic. Fortunately this is what I use for my autobox anyway so I have plenty. TBH the Rail Zip I've been using looks exactly like ATF anyway, so maybe it's the same thing?

Given that I've gone through most of my connectors, relays, fuseboxes, switches and bulbs now, I probably don't need much but will give ATF a try once I've run out.

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Re: Contact cleaner/protector

Post by CHRISYD »

at work i use Berner contact cleaner to wash out multi plugs etc, then Berner contact spray (slightly greasy feel) to coat the connectors.

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