You've ever opened/dissembled a pot?

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  1. RvChevron

    RvChevron Member

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    You see that real thick and sticky compound/lubricant that regulates how smooth and tight the pot turns.

    What is it called and can it be bought in store?

    In a CTS pot, the sticky stuff is in red, in Alpha, it's yellow.


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    bump!

    Anyone knows what it is?

    thanks!
     
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    It's a type of grease. The exact kind I don't know. How tightly the pot turns is usually a function of how much they pack in there.
     
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    Pack or Viscosity?

    Also note, I pulled some pots from an old Alembic
    preamp that were Sealed Mil Clarostats. These are dry
    without grease. Wondering if that contributed to
    their early demise.
     
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    looks like this:
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    According to CTS, it's very sticky and anti-static. But they just wouldn't even tell me what it's called/ the name of it.
     
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