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  • Cleaning Contacts

    Possibly been discussed before
    But what is the best way of cleaning (redressing) contacts on the chassis
    Mainly talking Pr contacts

    Also on the same note I have noticed on Two chassis that have similar faults ( drop sweep and table down on sweep) the PR2 contacts are sticking a bit
    Would redressing the contacts fix this

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    Yes. I use a burnishing tool bought at local electronic parts store. Some use 600 or 800 wet dry sand paper.
    clean contacts are important.
    Later Chief

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      If you sand, burnish or otherwise file the points down and see brass, replace it. Many of the contacts have just a coating of nickel or tin. The brass under it will NOT last, and will arc terribly and fail.
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