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Old 8th February 2008, 01:03 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning a transformer

Hello all,

I have an old EI core transformer encapsulated. The case itself is fairly dirty - rust flakes, and general grime. What is a good way to clean it?
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Old 8th February 2008, 01:44 PM   #2
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Cloth dipped in cleaner of some kind. IPA is good, soapy water may do.
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Old 8th February 2008, 02:55 PM   #3
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In the past I've used a wire brush to good effect.
Not sure the water is advisable...
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Old 8th February 2008, 06:14 PM   #4
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WD40 is great for cleaning surfaces with old grime, on some transformers the case is only held with some bendoverclips at the bottom... I take em off and give them a quick coat of matt black from a can before reassembly...
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