Well, I opened the Wavebird and is a very complex piece of machinery! Very sexy...
But I'm a bit disappointed, as one of the metal pieces cannot be de-attached, and therefore I cannot properly clean...
Also, would W40 be a good substitute for sewing machine oir? Or maybe olive oil? I'd like to avoid having to buy a bottle of something I probably won't use again :)
Don't use WD40, it will attract gunk later. Olive oil is probably acceptable but I'd be worried about spoilage.
WD40 works fine. You arent leaving loads of it anyway - it was suggested to rub it in and basically remove it all. Not leave loads of it on the contacts.
WD40 is often used for repairing mobile phones that have water damage (WD40 will displace the water and is non conductive)
Can't see WD40 being all that bad, it's not like it's a fan! (I once used WD40 on a poweredge 6350 fan... Yeah, guess I won't ever be doing that again!)
Any oil will add resistance to the contacts soaked into the rusty part of the metal. It will "color" in the rust by preserving it but cause a drop in conductivity. Best to stick with Alcohol or Electrical Contact Cleaner using the QTip idea to keep the runoff in check. The metal contacts really don't look too bad, a little scrapping with a small jewelers screwdriver or small wire brush can also help. Follow with cleaning of the alcohol on the QTip.
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