Try a pencil erasure.

Phil

On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 3:19 PM, Mike <m...@aweiowa.com> wrote:

> OxGard works too!  They usually have that at Menards.  Electrical
> supply house will have NoAlOx.
>
> At 04:10 PM 12/7/2009, you wrote:
> >Well boy, ya learned me something!  I honestly never heard of NoAlOx
> before.
> >Looked it up, looks good.  I'll have to pick some up for other things as
> >well, looks like.
> >
> >Bob-
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
> >Behalf Of Mike
> >Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 5:05 PM
> >To: WISPA General List
> >Subject: Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors
> >
> >Bob:
> >
> >The fingers are gold plated and won't corrode either.  When you're
> >cleaning them, and since they were outside unprotected, get your
> >"close up" goggles on and use a toothpick to make sure there is
> >nothing in the space between the fingers.
> >
> >I actually have some ancient silver N right angle adapters that are
> >black, not silver.  I use them on various radios in my shack.  They
> >work just fine.  I do like to put just a little bit NOT MUCH NoAlOx
> >or equivalent on the female threads when I put them back
> >together.  Silver connectors are more susceptible to mechanical
> >loosening from thermal changes than the nickle silver ones.  Get em tight!
> >
> >Mike
> >
> >At 03:55 PM 12/7/2009, you wrote:
> > >I never would have guessed silver though.  Someone mentioned that
> earlier
> > >too.  At first it looked like rubber tape residue but it had me
> scratching
> > >me head since boy never put any cables on them.  Makes perfect sense
> >though.
> > >They will probably be okay, I just didn't want to attack them with the
> >steel
> > >wool or whatever and screw up what seem to be very nice sectors.
> > >
> > >Bob-
> > >
> > >
> > >-----Original Message-----
> > >From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
> > >Behalf Of Mike
> > >Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 4:47 PM
> > >To: WISPA General List
> > >Subject: Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors
> > >
> > >I read black stuff, not corrosion.  If they are silver connectors,
> > >then it's silver oxide and NOT a problem.
> > >
> > >In the old days all, and now only the best equipment still use silver
> > >connectors.  Just like an old dime will turn black once it has skin
> > >oils on it, so will a silver connector.  Neither of them is hurt by the
> > >patina.
> > >
> > >Mike
> > >
> > >At 03:29 PM 12/7/2009, you wrote:
> > > >2009/12/7 Marlon K. Schafer <o...@odessaoffice.com>:
> > > > > If it were me?
> > > > >
> > > > > Toss em and start over.
> > > > >
> > > > > Not worth the trouble.  Once corrosion starts it's hard to stop it.
> > > > > marlon
> > > >
> > > >He could always solder new N connectors to the antenna element, and be
> > > >good as new. The Andrew sectors are a good unit, it'd be a shame to
> > > >toss em.
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
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