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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.


CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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5.0

excellent tool

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I bought this as a last resort to replacing the volume pot on my fathers 1960 Gretsch Jet firebird and it worked extremely well.

4.0

Should have some directions

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This is a very creatively engineered product, which can make a messy job much neater or much messier. This was my experience:

1) most importantly, be certain that the spray nozzle on the can is adjusted to the lowest setting! I did not do this the very first time I used it, and the spray shot out everywhere.
2) This little piece is designed with an open hole on the top. I can only assume it is for some kind of pressure relief, since it is too small for an extended pot shaft to pass through, and much larger than the hole on the side for the spray tube. At any rate, be sure to cover this hole with your finger or the spray will shoot out of it.
3) When you dispense the spray, press very slowly on the nozzle, releasing when the can releases a bit of fluid. If you just push the nozzle down, the spray will shoot out all over the place.
4) The threads are standard American 3/8-16 threads. If your guitar or amp does not have American made pots, this tool won’t screw on.

5.0

Super !

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Verified Buyer


This is a very convenient tool.I love it!!

5.0

Great!!

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Verified Buyer


Very nice!!

5.0

Five Stars for the Cap and Five Stars for StewMac's Customer Service

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Verified Buyer


The cap was great and works very well, but I had an issue with the tube from my can of DeOxit5. I emailed StewMac to find out what I needed to do differently on my end and Aaron shipped me out a new one right away. Top notch equipment and people that really care about their customer's needs makes StewMac a business I'll always go back to.

5.0

Thumbs Up

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Verified Buyer


I purchased a tool recently and was amazed by the speed of delivery. it was nicely packaged. I will not hesitate to order again.

4.0

Love it

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Verified Buyer


Make sure you get the correct size dioxin straw to fit the pot cleaner.

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

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