DeoxIT® Fader F-Series is a precision lubricant and treatment for moving contact surfaces (faders, switches, potentiometers and other mechanisms with sliding surfaces). It replenishes lubrication lost on surfaces that have been cleaned with solvents or other cleaning solutions.
Over time these conductive plastic components lose their original lubrication from wear and/or repeated cleaning. Dust, dirt, drink spills and other contamination also degrade the components’ lubricant. The need for re-lubrication is necessary to avoid excess wear and abrasion to the plastic surfaces. Another use for DeoxIT® Fader is on conductive membrane switches and components. Oil, grease and acids build up on the membrane surfaces due to repeated finger contact and can lead to device malfunction. Applying DeoxIT® Fader will provide a long-lasting barrier against these types of contamination. The oil, grease and acids will be displaced above the DeoxIT® Fader layer preventing contact with the plastic membrane.
For reference, DeoxIT® Fader F-Series has approximately 1% cleaning action.
Formulated for Conductive Plastics/Controls
Maintains Optimum Signal Quality
Replenishes Lubrication Lost
Maintains Tactile Feel
Reduces Wear & Abrasion
Temperature Range, -26 C (-15 F) to +150 C (302 F)
DeoxIT® Fader F-Series – Moving Contact Lubricant for Conductive Plastic Faders and Controls
Part No. F5S-H6 Spray:
Using Adjustable Low-Med-High Valve
Applicator: Spray, provides flushing action, briefly flammable (until solvent evaporates within 2-3 minutes).
Formulation: 5% DeoxIT® Fader (active ingredient), 75% odorless mineral spirits (carrier solvent), 20% propellant
Use: Solvent is slower to evaporate, providing flushing action to remove surfaces dirt, grease and other contaminants. Is ideal for connectors and components removed from equipment or those that are easily accessible.
Notes: Use when over spray not an issue. Formulation safe on plastics. Always recommend testing for compatibility, especially on critical/sensitive parts, and vintage equipment with aging ABS plastic(s). On rubber, may swell until solvent evaporates. For quick-dry, non-drip spray, we recommend Part No. FN5S-2N. Need more tactile feel, use the DeoxIT® Fader Grease after cleaning with DeoxIT® Fader F-Series.
Metal and/or Plastic: Not sure if faders have plastic and/or metal components, we recommend using DeoxIT D-Series, Part No. D100S-2 (100% DeoxIT spray).