Pot Cleaning Cap

Pot Cleaning Cap

Pot Cleaning Cap

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Pot Cleaning Cap

About This Item

The easiest way to clean noisy control pots, without extracting them from a guitar, amp, or stomp-box!

Works for rotary switches and Gibson Varitone switches, too. The cap directs your cleaner right where it's needed, inside the pot housing on the contacts around the shaft. No mess!

"An absolute must for vintage F-hole instruments. Every guitar shop needs to have at least one."
—John Brown, Brown Guitar Factory

Simply remove the control knob, and screw the Pot Cleaning Cap on the shaft. An access hole guides your spray cleaner extension tube directly to the pot shaft. The cleaner flows down the shaft to where it's needed on the contacts inside the pot. A hole in the top of the cap lets you turn a split pot shaft with a screwdriver for thorough coverage.

Works with 3/8 x 32-thread, made in USA potentiometers: CTS, Allen-Bradley, Bourns, CentraLab, Clarostat, and others. It's not compatible with imported or metric-thread control pots (like Alpha).

Pot Cleaning Cap is made from precision machined stainless steel.

We recommend DeoxIT Pot & Switch Cleaner.

TIP: Aerosol contact cleaners can spray cold, and can potentially crack a guitar's finish. Always protect the finish with a cloth when cleaning pots and switches.


WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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5.0

Pot Cleaning cap works

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Verified Buyer


Used this on a 10year old Tele with scratchy pot, worked well.
Tried it on my 40 year old lap steel that was hardly working, now it works fine.
You need to cover the hole in the top of the device with your finger to prevent getting sprayed!

4.0

Rarities

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Verified Buyer


StewMac is the only place on this planet for this item. Works like a charm, but it is relatively expensive for what it is, like most items on their website. Many tools they offer don't even exist elsewhere, which goes a long way to explain their cost.

5.0

Amazingly simple

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Verified Buyer


Worked quick and easy on my 81’ es-335 dot.

5.0

Awesome!

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Verified Buyer


Totally fixed a long standing problem on a couple of my favorite guitars. Definitely try this before replacing a pot. Now, on to a couple amps I've got.....

5.0

A third hand.

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Verified Buyer


This works just as advertised. A very handy tool!

5.0

nice to have around

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Verified Buyer


This works quite well on 2 of my guitars. Simple to use. I would still put a rag around the area for protection

5.0

wow.

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Verified Buyer


This stuff is a miracle! One squirt and the 60 year old pot worked like new.

1.0

Deoxit tube does not fit

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Verified Buyer


Apparently DeOxit has changed the size of their applicator tubes and that explains why the tube on my brand new DeOxit does not fit into the hole. Without that working, this is useless.

Response from StewMac


Hi Kevin. Please note that this issue has been corrected and we have contacted you to send a free replacement can of Deoxit.

5.0

Remarkably simple, remarkably useful addition to my tool arsenal.

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Verified Buyer


Faced with the second pot cleaning task for a hollow body electric, I did not look forward to pulling the wiring harness out of another guitar to do a very simple task. This part saved me hours of aggravation and the owner is delighted. This is my kind of tool: one piece with no moving parts. And it works!

5.0

Invaluable

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Verified Buyer


Bought a 1960 ES. Those old pots were scratchy. This cap and a can of CR was all she needed.

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