any thoughts on "Caig" stuff?

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by xy, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. xy

    xy Guest

    Latest issue of Recording magazine was way better than normal.

    They had an article talking about:
    Caig DeoxIT
    Caig PreservIT
    Caig ProGold.

    I think this is something I should get into as part of proper studio
    maitenance. I've heard the Radio Shack creoline (?) stuff wreaks
    havoc on your contacts. So I've generally avoided this stuff.

    I did get a bottle of ProGold recently and spritzed it on a few
    things. But I'd love to know a good set of maitenance habits for this
    stuff...any ideas?

    maybe something like "use DeoxIT on your patch cords once a month, but
    don't use it on your xyz because..."

    I have *no* idea what a sensible schedule would be for this stuff. So
    any insights would be most welcome. Thanks!
  2. Glenn Davis

    Glenn Davis Guest

    > So I've generally avoided this stuff.

    Cramolin R5 works fine. Used without any problems on Aircraft Carrier Size High
    End SSL and Neve Desks (to name a few).



    Glenn Davis
    "Creating the perfect mix is like painting a 747 with Q-Tips"
  3. Scott Dorsey

    Scott Dorsey Guest

    Glenn Davis <rstudio190@aol.com> wrote:
    >> So I've generally avoided this stuff.

    >
    >Cramolin R5 works fine. Used without any problems on Aircraft Carrier Size High
    >End SSL and Neve Desks (to name a few).


    Where are you getting it?

    Caig used to sell it, then Caig dropped the line. For a while, a guy named
    Richard Schaffert was selling it in the US as an importer, then he disappeared
    all of a sudden.

    I know that Cramolin is still being made in Germany and you can order it
    through Buerklin, but is there ANY distributor in America now? It always
    worked much better for me than the DeOxit stuff, and I only have two cans
    left in my hoard.
    --scott
    --
    "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
  4. Always had great luck with Caig DeOxIt and Gold.

    Just don't put it (or anything) in your fader sliders.

    CT
  5. Mike Rivers

    Mike Rivers Guest

    In article <6c38b64b.0308221013.6cb2ba23@posting.google.com> genericaudioperson@hotmail.com writes:

    > I did get a bottle of ProGold recently and spritzed it on a few
    > things. But I'd love to know a good set of maitenance habits for this
    > stuff...any ideas?


    Follow the recommendations in Paul's article. His stuff usually works
    when he needs it. The most important thing about these treatments is
    that there are three functions - cleaning (removing oxidation),
    preserving (reducing the tendency oxidize too quickly) and lubrication
    (preventing friction from removing the contact surface too fast). And
    don't over-do it. A little dab'll do ya.

    > I have *no* idea what a sensible schedule would be for this stuff.


    Generally cleaners can be preventive - use them when you see crud or
    when you start to hear crackles. Follow with a preserver/lubricant.
    But no need to lubricate if you don't clean.



    --
    I'm really Mike Rivers - (mrivers@d-and-d.com)
  6. Geoff Wood

    Geoff Wood Guest

    "Charles Thomas" <cthomas@REMOVE_SPAM_BLOCK.facstaff.wisc.edu> wrote in
    message news:cthomas-EB6865.14235322082003@teta.doit.wisc.edu...
    > Always had great luck with Caig DeOxIt and Gold.
    >
    > Just don't put it (or anything) in your fader sliders.



    No, but the Cailube 8does* work well there.


    geoff
  7. Glenn Davis

    Glenn Davis Guest

    > I only have two cans
    >left in my hoard.


    That's more than I have by a half can. Shelf life should be pretty good though.
    As far as American Distributors, your guess is as good as mine Scott.


    Glenn Davis
    "Creating the perfect mix is like painting a 747 with Q-Tips"
  8. Mark

    Mark Guest

    Maybe I can help. I am a tech at CAIG Laboratories, Inc.
    We have an extensive website (www.caig.com) that can answer many of
    your questions.
    Your questions pertain to our DeoxIT, ProGold, PreservIT and CaiLube
    MCL products.

    Three areas on our site can assist you.
    1) Click and view our new "CAIG ESSENTIALS Tutorial Guide. It is an
    interactive flash guide to help you understand and select products
    ideal for your application/industry.
    2) In the "Information Links" box, select the Product and Technical
    links. Lots of information in all areas.
    3) In the "Support" box, select our Knowledgebase link. This are
    includes many answers to common questions. Type in the "Search" box
    "rule of thumb" for a quick answer to your questions.

    If you have additional questions you can email us.

    Regards,
    Mark



    "Geoff Wood" <geoff@paf.co.nz-nospam> wrote in message news:<Yxx1b.13269$9f7.1555121@news02.tsnz.net>...
    > "Charles Thomas" <cthomas@REMOVE_SPAM_BLOCK.facstaff.wisc.edu> wrote in
    > message news:cthomas-EB6865.14235322082003@teta.doit.wisc.edu...
    > > Always had great luck with Caig DeOxIt and Gold.
    > >
    > > Just don't put it (or anything) in your fader sliders.

    >
    >
    > No, but the Cailube 8does* work well there.
    >
    >
    > geoff
  9. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I tried the Cramolin stuff in Europe and the stink was so bad I had to
    leave the room sometimes.
    It seems that Caig has come out with many great products. The Deoxit
    has never failed me and their ProGold products has performed amazing
    results on computer and communications equipment. Since I also am
    involved in professional audio, they have a new product specifically
    made for conductive plastic membranes and faders - Cailube MCL - works
    great on my membrane pad on my laptop.
    Hey, if any of you use or maintain guitars, they even have guitar
    string wipes - packaged and marketed by John Pearse Strings.
    Take a look at their website (www.caig.com). They have lots of
    information for many industries. Seems to me they are very progressive
    and develope products that work great.

    Mike

    kludge@panix.com (Scott Dorsey) wrote in message news:<bi5qg8$kh2$1@panix2.panix.com>...
    > Glenn Davis <rstudio190@aol.com> wrote:
    > >> So I've generally avoided this stuff.

    > >
    > >Cramolin R5 works fine. Used without any problems on Aircraft Carrier Size High
    > >End SSL and Neve Desks (to name a few).

    >
    > Where are you getting it?
    >
    > Caig used to sell it, then Caig dropped the line. For a while, a guy named
    > Richard Schaffert was selling it in the US as an importer, then he disappeared
    > all of a sudden.
    >
    > I know that Cramolin is still being made in Germany and you can order it
    > through Buerklin, but is there ANY distributor in America now? It always
    > worked much better for me than the DeOxit stuff, and I only have two cans
    > left in my hoard.
    > --scott
  10. Mike

    Mike Guest

    genericaudioperson@hotmail.com (xy) wrote in message news:<6c38b64b.0308221013.6cb2ba23@posting.google.com>...
    > Latest issue of Recording magazine was way better than normal.
    >
    > They had an article talking about:
    > Caig DeoxIT
    > Caig PreservIT
    > Caig ProGold.
    >
    > I think this is something I should get into as part of proper studio
    > maitenance. I've heard the Radio Shack creoline (?) stuff wreaks
    > havoc on your contacts. So I've generally avoided this stuff.
    >
    > I did get a bottle of ProGold recently and spritzed it on a few
    > things. But I'd love to know a good set of maitenance habits for this
    > stuff...any ideas?
    >
    > maybe something like "use DeoxIT on your patch cords once a month, but
    > don't use it on your xyz because..."
    >
    > I have *no* idea what a sensible schedule would be for this stuff. So
    > any insights would be most welcome. Thanks!


    I tried the Cramolin stuff in Europe and the stink was so bad I had to
    leave the room sometimes.
    I heard many stories similar to the one you mentioned. Since they
    have gone their separate ways, it seems that Caig has come out with
    many great products. The Deoxit has never failed me and their ProGold
    products has performed amazing results on computer and communications
    equipment. Since I also am involved in professional audio, they have
    a new product specifically made for conductive plastic membranes and
    faders - Cailube MCL - works great on my membrane pad on my laptop.
    Hey, if any of you use or maintain guitars, they even have guitar
    string wipes - packaged and marketed by John Pearse Strings.
    Take a look at their website (www.caig.com). They have lots of
    information for many industries. Seems to me they are very progressive
    and develope products that work great.

    Mike
  11. Mike:

    I agree with the original poster who noted this last issue of
    Recording was way better than usual. Thanks to you and Scott and Paul
    et.al.

    Tell 'em we said so!
  12. xy

    xy Guest

    radio shack (?)
  13. xy

    xy Guest

    i just used pro gold on my sennheiser headphones...so far so good!

    for the longest time, the signal would sometimes cut out, and I would
    be hatin' sennheiser for doing something so lame as having detachable
    headphone wires.

    but now i did a little pro gold, and the problem went away.

    it was like magic.
  14. BigUn

    BigUn Guest

    Deoxit is a MUST HAVE in my book.

    "xy" <genericaudioperson@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:6c38b64b.0308251950.52555f07@posting.google.com...
    > i just used pro gold on my sennheiser headphones...so far so good!
    >
    > for the longest time, the signal would sometimes cut out, and I would
    > be hatin' sennheiser for doing something so lame as having detachable
    > headphone wires.
    >
    > but now i did a little pro gold, and the problem went away.
    >
    > it was like magic.
  15. mike pecchio

    mike pecchio Guest

    Cailube MCL 5% spray is great on all kinds of pots. I use alot of it, great
    stuff.

    mike p
  16. Geoff Wood

    Geoff Wood Guest

    "mike pecchio" <michaelp@amsneve.com> wrote in message
    news:big1es$a2i@dispatch.concentric.net...
    > Cailube MCL 5% spray is great on all kinds of pots. I use alot of it,

    great
    > stuff.



    I get clients where a squirt of DeToxit would not go amiss ....

    ProGold works well on my cellphone battery contacts too !


    geoff

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