"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by HowardPgh, November 09, 2012, 10:50:49 AM
Quote from: HarrySmith on January 02, 2020, 06:56:48 AM...Also WD 40 is not good to use for dials. It has it's uses, removing stickers is one thing it works well for. It is meant for Water Dispersment, hence the name, it was the 40th formula developed to get rid of moisture.
Quote from: HarrySmith on January 02, 2020, 05:02:01 PMHow big is the inside part of that machine?
Quote from: FABphonesRe Ultrasonic cleaners, I have one - thread here:url="http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?&topic=23055.0"]http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?&topic=23055.0[/url]...with a nice photo showing inside the Ultrasonic bath (after cleaning a dial which was placed in it without disassembly), and the grime residue which came off it.BUTThanks to some great tutoring, I have since started to disassemble/reassemble dials. The grime that gets caught up inside a none-disassembled dial has nowhere to go, and cannot be released by Ultrasonic cleaning. It has to be seen to be believed. Those tinyist fragments which have nowhere to go can make all the difference. I think the best clean will always be a strip clean.
Quote from: Contempra on January 02, 2020, 07:57:06 PMhummm,.. When I talk about cleaning a dial in an ultrasonic cleaner, I meant disassembling the dial to pieces and putting everything in the ultrasonic cleaner. Never put the fully assembled dial in the ultrasonic cleaner as everything will not be completely cleaned.
Quote from: TelePlay on April 22, 2014, 09:23:02 PM3M 08897 Silicone Lubricant (Dry Type) ( not recommended )
QuoteAlso, keep the silicone spray away from the leaf switch contacts. It might not prevent them from working, but it certainly won't help them, because silicone isn't a conductor.
Quote from: JorgeAmely on April 22, 2014, 12:01:12 AM3 in 1. Works fine all the time.
Quote from: TelePlay on August 19, 2022, 10:10:19 AMJust for reference, I needed straight 20 weight oil to lubricate a fan motor and found out that is exactly what 3-1 Oil is. By comparison, dial grease is thicker and dial oil is thinner.
Quote from: RDPipes on August 19, 2022, 10:58:58 AMYou never want to use standard (red & white bottle) 3 in one oil in a fan motor because its detergent oil . . . there is a 3 in one you can use in the Blue & White bottle that is made for electric motors.
Quote from: TelePlay on August 19, 2022, 02:39:57 PMAnyway, the point I was making about 3-1 Oil is that being 20 weight oil it is too thin to use as dial grease on the mainspring shaft, too thick to penetrate the bearing points on the gear train and too thick to put on gear teeth (it's a thicker coating) to become a magnet for dust and dirt that turns to mud over time, as in the image below (it required a round toothpick to remove the mud that had turned very hard in the small gear that is on the axel that turns the governor worm gear) where the mud was so think and hard that the gear mesh became tight, clogged up, and greatly slowed down the dial speed.