[PDP8-Lovers] how to clean a PDP8/A, dishwasher?

From: Matthew Sell <msell_at_ontimesupport.com>
Date: Sat Dec 15 12:20:36 2001


Not having the benefit of decent chemistry knowledge, I tend to avoid using
solvents and detergents on delicate items, especially ones that have
collectibility or vintage value.

I don't know enough about the effects of using certain chemicals on the
various plastics and expoxies used in the manufacture of the boards, so I
steer clear of using a detergent unless I know that it would be perfectly fine.

My experience has been that with certain devices that spend entire lives
inside, that usually a rinse with hot water makes them look new. I've been
satisfied with just using hot water, and everything looks nearly new when

Just a precaution I mention without having experience with detergents.....

         - Matt

At 03:45 PM 12/15/2001 +0000, you wrote:
>On Dec 15, 1:32, Matthew Sell wrote:
> > Here's the secrets to doing this right:
> >
> > 1) Do not use any detergents. NONE.
>Why not? Commercially, detergents are used to remove flux. I use
>laboratory detergent to clean PCBs I've made or modified. I don't use
>washing-up liquid, though, and I don't use the harsher detergents sometimes
>found in dishwasher detergent.
>Pete Peter Turnbull
> Network Manager
> University of York

Matthew Sell
On Time Support, Inc.
(281) 296-6066

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