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Wendell2009



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PostSubject: been spray painting some of my radio chassis   Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:52 am

been spray painting some of my radio chassis,to stop them from rusting and got some paint on the tuning gang. will that cause any problems?
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PostSubject: Re: been spray painting some of my radio chassis   Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:03 am

Shouldn't. I've gotten spray lacquer on tuning caps and never had any problems, but it was light overspray though.
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PostSubject: Re: been spray painting some of my radio chassis   Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:31 am

It depends on how much paint and where. If you used a metallic paint it may cause a problem. My suggestion is a q-tip swab and some lacquer thinner to get it off of there.
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PostSubject: Re: been spray painting some of my radio chassis   Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:13 am

Paint pigments tend to contain heavy metals, and anti rust type paints can contain zinc, all of which will affect the capacitance of the gang.
Your radio will still work, the cursor will read ever so slightly different, maybe not so you'd even notice.
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