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Rated 5 out of 5Â by David Great for model railroads
Use of lubricants on Model Railroad track is controversial among modelers. It is a balancing act between better conductivity and reduced traction. I have a DCC system and consistent electrical contact is essential for smooth operations. A few drops of CRC 2-26 on the rails makes for a big improvement. It also helps with unreliable contact between delicate copper wipers and tiny wheels. Products are sold specifically for model railroad use, but in my experience 2-26 works better and is much less expensive.
March 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JayR Fixes flickering electrical contacts in switches
This stuff is great for eliminating flickering lights caused by intermittent contacts. You don't even have to disassemble the switch or contact to make an effective repair. Highly recommended contact lube. The 5 oz size is about right for working on electrical parts, and the nozzle allows fine control of the dispense volume. You can apply just a little where it will do the most good. Great value!
June 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Raymondo17 Excellent Product at a Fraction of the Cost!
My 30-year-old stereo receiver had noisy pots on the volume control. (Annoying static noise whenever the volume knob was turned up or down.) It was going to cost me a chunk to have someone service the unit, so I looked online and found that it was a simple case of lubricating the control knobs. But the stuff to do the job was like $15 a can. Cheaper than having it serviced, but come on, $15 for a can of lube? Then I found this stuff on Home Depot's website. Incredibly inexpensive and absolutely effective. Worked like a charm!
December 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by StuTheTech Less Costly Alternative to Deoxit
If you use WD40 to clean switches, slides, contacts ect...?
The silicone base can cause a salting effecting when in contact with water based solutions like Isopropyl (rubbing) Alcohol. This effect will add resistance. It it also can attack plastics and is flammable. Iso alcohols as in most alcohol products are water based formulas. Depending on the ratio of water in the solution it can cause oxidization and rust to metal parts based on drying time.
Deoxit is a fine contact cleaner in many solution forms but very costly.
This is an excellent cost prohibitive alternative product.
January 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by scott122 It does the job.
It lubricates and restores function, even on model train electronics.
June 11, 2013