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Old 11th April 2011, 04:13 AM   #1
Jay is offline Jay  Indonesia
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Default Rusted OT Issue?

My output transformers got rusted in the storage. If I use abrasive paper to take away the rust, I'm afraid I will "connect" the steel so that in turn the lamination effectiveness may be affected. But I'm not so sure regarding the severity of this connectivity. How bad is this? What should I do?

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Old 11th April 2011, 04:58 AM   #2
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My output transformers got rusted in the storage. If I use abrasive paper to take away the rust, I'm afraid I will "connect" the steel so that in turn the lamination effectiveness may be affected. But I'm not so sure regarding the severity of this connectivity. How bad is this? What should I do?

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i'd say leave it alone, if only the outside surface is affected....

or else you can use a wire brush mounted on a power tool to clean away the rust....you can dismantle the end bells and clean then and then re-paint......

as to the transformer itself, i doubt that there is an effect...

please post pictures of your opt so we can tell better....
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Old 11th April 2011, 11:00 AM   #3
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Leave it alone, unless the amp will be used in damp conditions. Rust and base metal can form an electrolytic cell in damp conditions, so the rust spreads. Keep it dry and it should be OK.
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