It's all about context. If we were discussing electronic circuit
boards, I would agree with you that cleaning them with steel wool is
probably a bad idea. But I was discussing Lucas bullet connectors.
Nearly microscopic particles won't give you an electrical path to
anywhere in this case. I also neglected to say that I would wipe any
residue off before reassembly.
But hey if it makes you feel better, use a scotch brite pad.
On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 6:02 AM, Alex <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Avoid steel wool like the plague around anything electrical or electronic.
> Steel wool will release nearly microscopic particles that can create shorts
> and unwanted electrical paths.
> I learned this the hard way years ago.
> == Alex in Maine
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