Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by scott122 It does the job.
It lubricates and restores function, even on model train electronics.
June 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Does the job.
I agree 100% with the previous review. I have a 10 year old NHT sub with a separate amp and the volume pot was a big mess. It was so loud with pops and crackles. It would go from zero to full volume with just a minor twist. CRC 2-26 solved the problem. It works great for electrical jobs on older pots that have become corroded.
DO NOT USE CONTACT CLEANER, please.
October 30, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by fisherus Good Product
I farm and have several different machines and vehicles that aren't used for several months through the winter. I spray this product on the battery posts to stop corrosion. It works on my vehicles extremely well.
I recommend this product to anyone using battery connections to stop corrosion. I even spray the posts on batteries I use in my rangefinders and flashlights.
December 18, 2014