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Old 29th Oct 2022, 11:25 am   #1
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Default Servisol Super 10

Discontinued!

What should l use instead? Never found anything else as good. ls there an alternative?
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Old 29th Oct 2022, 12:21 pm   #2
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Electrolube EML?

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Old 29th Oct 2022, 12:29 pm   #3
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Default Re: Servisol Super 10

It seems that Kontakt-Chemie have 'picked up the torch' with their new KONTAKT SUPER 10... I haven't tried it yet though.

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Old 29th Oct 2022, 12:54 pm   #4
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It seems that Kontakt-Chemie have 'picked up the torch' with their new KONTAKT SUPER 10... I haven't tried it yet though.

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Yes indeed. Cricklewood still have some Servisol 10 at present, but most of their range has switched to 'Kontakt' so I wonder if it has been taken over.
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Old 29th Oct 2022, 12:57 pm   #5
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Seems CRC Industries* have quietly dropped the Servisol brand, quite a few Servisol branded products marked as discountiued on Farnell.

*Ambersil, Kontakt-Chemie & a few others are also CRC brands.

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Old 29th Oct 2022, 1:26 pm   #6
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Default Re: Servisol Super 10

Does anybody know how similar the Pro-Power cleaner sold by CPC/Farnell is to Super 10 ?
https://cpc.farnell.com/pro-power-ch...sol/dp/SA01891
I'm actually wondering if this is exactly the same stuff in the can.

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Old 29th Oct 2022, 1:27 pm   #7
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Default Re: Servisol Super 10

I've used cpc's Pro-Elec Contact Cleaner for a while now, seems like the same stuff.
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Old 29th Oct 2022, 2:01 pm   #8
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Great l have an account with CPC so will try some of that when my stocks of Servisol run out.
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Old 29th Oct 2022, 2:30 pm   #9
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Many thanks for the heads up!! I wasn’t aware that it was being discontinued. I have just bought some tins from Cricklewood as I only have 1 tin left.

I shouldn’t have used a bit on an annoying wasp that was buzzing me in the workshop in the summertime!!. I have tried a few alternatives but prefer the super 10 cleaner.

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Old 29th Oct 2022, 8:06 pm   #10
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Discontinued!

What should l use instead? Never found anything else as good. ls there an alternative?
Whaaaaaaaaat

Just logged in to CPC to see if I could buy any more, no longer stocked, so it's all been panic bought before I could panic buy it
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Old 29th Oct 2022, 8:27 pm   #11
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Default Re: Servisol Super 10

It's expensive but a little goes a long way.
I'm talking about "De-Oxit" which I find works very well at cleaningand lubing contacts and pots etc, including the Rollercoaster coil contacts on my ATU.
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Old 29th Oct 2022, 8:33 pm   #12
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Default Re: Servisol Super 10

For decades WD40 (the product) was marketed as a 'toolkit in a can', supposedly covering a wide range of tasks, but not all of them very well - notably, as a releasing agent to free rusted nuts etc. (Over the years, there have been lots of forum threads about being careful with WD40 on vintage radios).

Some time ago, WD40 (the Company), brought out its 'Specialist' range:

https://wd40.co.uk/products/wd-40-specialist/

One of that range is its 'fast drying' contact cleaner:

https://wd40.co.uk/product/fast-drying-contact-cleaner/

Video:

https://wd40.co.uk/product/fast-dryi...leaner/#videos

You can get 250ml cans from Halfords:

https://www.halfords.com/motoring/en...ml-366556.html

Or for slightly less money, you can get 400ml cans from Screwfix:

https://www.screwfix.com/p/wd-40-con...er-400ml/92716

I haven't used it so can't comment on its efficacy, but when I run out of Servisol, I'll gave it a go.
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Old 29th Oct 2022, 8:45 pm   #13
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My experience with the WD40 contact cleaner is that it is useless. I'll stick to 'pure' propan-2-ol

And the only use I've found for the WD40 specialist degreaser is as an insecticide. Seriously, if you spray a little on a fly or similar it will drop dead almost instantly. But for degreasing mechanical parts? Forget it.
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Why have they stopped making this useful stuff?
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Old 29th Oct 2022, 10:42 pm   #15
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Probably best to ask CRC industries, they are listed on the Servisol tins, although it seems they have rebranded some under the Kontakt-Chemie brand.

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Old 29th Oct 2022, 10:59 pm   #16
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Default Re: Servisol Super 10

I will buy one or more of the mentioned alternatives and comment on it as and when. I do wonder about carburettor cleaner - potential problems with this could be a large bore fitment on the can delivering too much product, and also potential additives like xylene.

I can second the assertion that (many of) these volatile aerosols are a solid defence against marauding wasps and hornets; it's as if they've taken a bullet to the head. Anything alcohol or petroleum based is ten times more effective than permethrin/tetrametrin/cypermethrin.

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Old 30th Oct 2022, 7:47 am   #17
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Default Re: Servisol Super 10

Last time I bought Servisol I bought a few cans, so hopefully they'll tide me over for a year or two. De-Oxit is usually named as the obvious, or even the 'best' alternative, but it is expensive. I've never used it so I can't give a comparison. Plus, De-Oxit (confusingly) sell a range of products for similar - I won't say the same - purpose. I suppose they sell more cans that way. I've aways found Servisol to be perfectly adequate for cleaning and no need for an ongoing lube.
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Default Re: Servisol Super 10

Do any ex-service engineers remember Servisol when it first came out, back in the day, when it destroyed thermo plastics, including some Thorn 2000 convergeance and PYE 11U pre sets?
The formula was soon modified and had the Trichloroethylene removed.
(Good fun to spray the dual standard chassis timebase switch whilst powered on and the apprentice was watching. Usually ended up with singed eybrows).
That was around the same time as Foaming Cleaner actually worked and if left on the GEC plastic cabinets for more than a few minutes, removed the sheen and paint as well as grime.
Long before Health and safety.
I am surprised there are so many of us left!
Good old days when things used to work as it stated on the tin.
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Old 30th Oct 2022, 10:49 am   #19
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Default Re: Servisol Super 10

Super 10 currently still available from Amazon (just ordered).

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Old 30th Oct 2022, 11:27 am   #20
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Do any ex-service engineers remember Servisol when it first came out, back in the day, when it destroyed thermo plastics, including some Thorn 2000 convergeance and PYE 11U pre sets?
The formula was soon modified and had the Trichloroethylene removed.
The product I remember was branded Ambersil and came in a rectangular metal can with a long metal spout.

Unless you meticulously kept the circular card seal, it would leak in your toolkit and do damage.

Aerosol products were available, but my employer (GTVR) would not buy them for some reason!

Joynes Waxless Polish is another example, came in a glass medicine style bottle that was easily knocked over.
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