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Old 02-14-2017, 01:05 PM
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Metz babyphon 101 Question

I am getting a Metz babyphon which needs work and I was wondering how to lubricate turn controls like volume knob etc. If I use pb blaster I am afraid it would leave a lingering smell and also what cartridge does it require thank you.
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Old 02-15-2017, 12:11 AM
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Well I don't know the house's recommendation around here, but PB blaster is far too thin. It'll run right off after a couple days. Unless the controls are frozen, I wouldn't use it. Personally, I prefer white lithium grease in aerosol cans. Either Liquid Wrench or WD brand, all the others I've tried suck. It has good adhesion and lubricates nicely.
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:39 AM
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PB blaster is not really a control cleaner...If the shaft is stuck it's good at freeing it. The best control cleaner is Deoxit, but it is also stupid expensive. De-Ox-ID I've found to be roughly equivalent in performance but much cheaper. WD-40 works in a pinch but it does not last as long....A dirty pot cleaned with WD-40 will be good for ~1 year before re-cleaning becomes needed where as the purpose made control cleaners tend to last ~5 years.
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