I would use caig deoxit. They have a version that has lubrication properties. I think it
is the "S" series.
From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org> On Behalf Of Tom Hunter via cctalk
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Subject: DEC PDP-8/e Omnibus backplane lubrication
What is the best type of lubricant for Omnibus backplanes?
It can be a struggle to insert and remove PDP-8/e boards into the Omnibus.
There is a risk of damage to the brittle bakelite connector housings on the Omnibus PCB.
Traditional contact sprays should work but have two problems:
1) they remain wet and over time will attract and retain dust
2) the solvent and lubricant *may* weaken or attack the bakelite
There are some PTFE (Teflon) based lubricant sprays which create a dry film. Would this
type of spray work?
Any suggestions on what I could use that reduces the strain on the Omnibus and the PCBs
during insertion/removal without creating new problems?
Thanks and best regards