View Full Version : Best way to remove 2nd anode goo?


TUD1
05-18-2016, 05:40 PM
I went to the glue the label back on my Zenith Chromacolor's 25VBQP22, and I remembered that I was supposed to get all the goo off the 2nd anode, but I kept forgetting to ask how. So what works best?

MRX37
05-18-2016, 05:48 PM
Goo Gone?

WD-40?

N2IXK
05-18-2016, 06:17 PM
Acetone or a hydrocarbon solvent like "Goof Off" or lighter fluid should work. The "goo" is silicone grease, most likely...

TUD1
05-18-2016, 06:29 PM
I'll try the Goo Gone first - I've had good luck with that stuff. If that doesn't work, I'll try Goof Off.

MIPS
05-18-2016, 07:01 PM
Acetone and a rag should work.
Make sure to test the rag first or you'll dissolve the rag as well.

andy
05-18-2016, 07:11 PM
Be careful with acetone because it will dissolve many types of plastic (including vinyl).

It could be silicone grease, or plasticizers if it has a clear vinyl anode cap. Alcohol, or lighter fluid should clean it up. I recommend coating the under side of the anode cup with some silicone dielectric grease (available at an auto parts store) to avoid arcing when it's humid.

Eric H
05-18-2016, 07:17 PM
Lighter fluid should work well, just be sure the tube is discharged, sparks and a rag full of lighter fluid is not a good combination.

N2IXK
05-18-2016, 08:33 PM
You will want to avoid getting the solvent onto the external dag coating, as well. It will easily dissolve, and potentially leave conductive residue on the bare area around the anode button.

TUD1
05-18-2016, 08:59 PM
Thanks for the information. That would be pretty critical.

zeno
05-19-2016, 11:05 AM
We always used 91% isopropyl alky & paper towels.

73 Zeno:smoke:

TUD1
05-19-2016, 07:04 PM
I used the alcohol and the goo just dissolved away. I highly recommend this method.