Friden help

From: William Donzelli <>
Date: Sun Jul 2 15:03:26 2000

> I doubt WD40 is the best thing for the job. There are other chemicals that
> are designed to clean metal.

Probably not the best thing, but certainly up to the task. The old
lubricant is good as dead, and who knows what other junk is in the
gears. The point of the bath was to clean it all up (and I must say it
did - the WD40 was coming out a horrible brown color, mixed with fuzz).

When I think things are working well, I will have the "fun" of
lubricating it properly. A service manual should have that info. But for
right now, constant shots of WD40 will work fine (I have also been
spinning the motor by hand quite a bit - not fun considering the motor is

> There is a mailing list about old calculators called CALCLIST. I can get
> you the relevant addresses. (I think I need to resubscribe too.) The
> people there can give you an amazing amount of expert advice.

OK, thanks. I will perhaps subscribe and get some advice.

William Donzelli
Received on Sun Jul 02 2000 - 15:03:26 BST

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