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Offline henrylr

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Treating Mullard gold tube pins
« on: December 20, 2021, 08:37:50 AM »
Just got my NOS Mullard CV2493 KQDD/K tubes and am ready to install them in my Audible Illusions M3A. Would it be a good idea to brush some Deoxit D-series D100L on the gold pins prior to installation?
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Re: Treating Mullard gold tube pins
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2021, 09:31:55 PM »
Clean is always good, but D100 is a heavy duty cleaner that might be more than you need of new gold plated pins.

I clean on a regular basis and usually use the Deoxit  G series (formerly call ProGold)  https://caig.com/deoxit-gold-g-series/

From the Deoxit web site:
"DeoxIT® D-Series is a general purpose cleaner, for all metal surfaces with oxidation and corrosion. If there is a discoloration of the metal (visual signs of oxidation/corrosion) – it is considered oxidized. Use DeoxIT® D-Series to dissolve contamination, improve the connection as well as lubricate and protect the surface.

For reference, DeoxIT® has approximately 20% cleaning action.

NOTE: For plated surfaces (gold and other precious metals) or severe environments refer to the DeoxIT® Gold G-Series and DeoxIT® Shield S-Series, respectively."
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Re: Treating Mullard gold tube pins
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2021, 12:40:42 PM »
 I would clean sockets with Deoxit product. For pins same Just make sure all dry before turning on.

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