|Re: Contact spray NO! NO! NO!|
Message #12 Posted by John Dagis on 4 Mar 2008, 7:21 p.m.,
in response to message #11 by Thomas Chrapkiewicz
This was raised in an earlier topic last year, and comments was made that it may not be a permanent solution, and that possibly the effects of the spray would have a shorter life with each spray cycle. Nobody posted that it shouldn't be done.
As the spray goes almost directly to the contacts, and all around is metal, apart from the keys, I can't see why this should be a no go solution. Some plastics are prone to damage, but the 42s has a metal face plate separate from the plastic keys, with a metal plate underneath on top of the circuit board.
No whitening of the keys has occurred and the machine still functions nicely. The little amount of spray residue on them was wiped off after spraying, and obviously doesn't effect the plastic the keys are made from.
I used the plastic straw provided with the can of cleaner to spray between the keys and the face plate. The face plate on the 42s is made from metal, as are the face plates on my 50g and 17B11.
It resurrected my 42s with no damage to the keys, so I don't have an issue with using it again.
After the above posts, I now feel I should have posted with more detail, so If I am still on the wrong track, please show me where damage can be done apart from the keys. :)