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    Allo,
    I'm looking for a safe material to grease the x fader on my old mixer. It's in perfect working condition, though it has a bit of resistance to it, making it less than ideal for scratching. Any assistance? Thanks.
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    I personally won't use anything other than CailLube (DeoxIt) fader spray/grease. I've tried other things like WD40 and caused more problems than what it was worth.

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    Noted. WD40 was going to be my go-to.
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    Any type of dielectric lube will do.


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    Just for you to be on the safe side, first use some compressed air to blow in the fader, to get rid of particules, dust and stuff. Only then go with the lubricant, and be light handed with it, put too much of it and it won't be good in the long-mid term for the xfader.
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    CaigLube.

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    Liquid Gold is ideal for faders. Comes in a small bottle with a straw attached. One bottle should last a life time. Good luck!
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    A switch cleaner such as Servisoil Super 10 is ideal, i'v used it for years, also works on crackly pots, eqs etc

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    Never ever use WD40. It's a temporary lubricant, but its main task it to expel any moisture, and to work its way into rust and free seized joints. Essentially you think you're making things better, but in the long run, you're applying a liquid that eats into metal. Not a good idea.

    DeoxIt (formerly Caiglube) is best as it's designed for the job, but any silicon based lubricant is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJWORX View Post
    Never ever use WD40. It's a temporary lubricant, but its main task it to expel any moisture
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