Reply 23260 of 24081, by Shreddoc
MarkP wrote on 2022-11-25, 21:15:Shreddoc wrote on 2022-11-25, 20:59:
If tap water's good enough for the likes of necroware and other highly respected repairers, then it's good enough for me. It's d […]MarkP wrote on 2022-11-25, 11:35:
Tap water is usually contaminated with impurities. The people in Flint will confirm that.
Demineralised water is far far better.
If tap water's good enough for the likes of necroware and other highly respected repairers, then it's good enough for me. It's difficult to get "far far better" than a 100% success rate using tap water in the cleaning of boards over many years.
But I understand that you may make the same claim about dousing circuit boards in WD-40, if you wish. So you do you, man. WD-40 or contact-cleaner up all your stuff as much as you like. Yay planet.Cosmic wrote on 2022-11-25, 18:17:
There's all this talk of WD-40 for cleaning electronics here... how about Deoxit? Some retro YouTubers seem to swear by it. "Deoxit that socket!" - Adrian's Digital Basement
Exactly. A socket is a moving contact. Where two separate surfaces move in and out of contact with each other. That's what contact cleaner is for. Not for general dousings of circuit boards, as though it were some magical improver or protector for electronics in general.
What Adrian (and other experts) are most certainly not saying, is "as a general rule, you should douse all your circuit boards all over in WD-40 or contact cleaner".
Don't be stupid and over sensitive dude.
Facts don't care about feelings.
Aaaaand you've jumped the shark. Nice one! 😀 Later dude, see you round.