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Old 29th December 2007, 03:58 AM   #1
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Default How to clean the silver connectors ?

Do you know a method to clean the RCA (chassis) silver connectors, such as the AudioNote silver or WBT Nextgen RCA silver , when they darnish ?

I mean a method that do not reduce their audio qualities and just remove the oxydation .

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Old 29th December 2007, 06:27 AM   #2
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Old 29th December 2007, 09:10 AM   #3
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What do you mean by "Silvo" ??
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Old 29th December 2007, 09:33 AM   #4
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Look it up.. plain silver cleaning polish.... get it in cans at the supermarket... I know you get chemicals for cleaning silver jewelery as well, you submerge the silver in it...
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Old 29th December 2007, 09:35 AM   #5
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Silvo is a silver polish and tarnish guard

http://www.amazon.com/Silvo-Metal-Wadding/dp/B000QGY6S0
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Old 29th December 2007, 09:39 AM   #6
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Who knows what the Silvo will leave behind? The protection layer may not necessarily improve the sound.

Here is something cheap and safe to try. Just don't know if it removes the sulphide as well.

Caig Pro Gold is also reported to work.
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Old 29th December 2007, 09:46 AM   #7
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Who knows what the Silvo will leave behind? The protection layer may not necessarily improve the sound.

Here is something cheap and safe to try.
Washing soda works better than baking soda; you can make it by baking your baking soda in your kitchen oven. Or substitute standard water softener as is used for laundry.
By the way, any residues from the Silvo can be removed by a final wiping with alcohol.
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Old 29th December 2007, 11:02 AM   #8
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I am not lucky with the English terms used... it is a bit special for me to understand the diferences between "washing soda" or "baking soda"
!... LOL

Maybe I will try a product from Cardas dedicated to clean the contacts, as I do understand very well what you explained ... (my English needs an upgrade !)

thanks anyway,
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Old 30th December 2007, 07:51 AM   #9
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Baking soda: sodium bicarbonate NaHCO3 used for making things rise with bubbles when they are baked
Washing soda: sodium carbonate Na2CO3 used for washing because it makes the water alkaline
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Old 30th December 2007, 10:50 AM   #10
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Thank you very much for this useful explanation !

I can easily find sodium bicarbonate, but where do you usally buy sodium carbonate , in order to make Washing soda ?

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