EMRFD Message Archive 2167

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2167 2008-10-02 23:15:36 jr_dakota A Question On Cleaning Up A Variable Tuning Cap
A couple of months ago I obtained a really sweet precision gear head
and variable capacitor from KE6F (Thanks Bob!)

The cap has ceramic ends and is silver plated, the question I have is
about cleaning up the cap, it's a bit tarnished but other wise in
excellent shape. I was wondering if it would be acceptable to clean it
in a water bath using an ultrasonic cleaner, oven dry the cap and
re-lubricate the bearings

This will eventually be used in a precision heterodyne LO and I want
to get it as close to 'new' as possible