What about Neolube?
Neolube No. 1 is a dry film, conductive lubricant, used extensively
at nuclear power generating plants and other nuclear facilities as an
anti seize compound, thread lubricant and for lubricating moving
parts and rubbing surfaces.
The composition of this material is 99% pure furnace graphite
particles, a thermoplastic resin and isopropanol. The material has
excellent radiation resistance and high chemical purity. The thin,
non corrosive film of Neolube No. 1 prevents seizing, fretting,
galling and resists abrasion. It is easy to apply by spray, dip or
brush and has excellent adhesion after a fast air dry. The dry film
of Neolube No. 1 will not migrate and it is non freezable.
I have found Neolube in hardware stores.
At 11:21 PM 12/26/2008, Chuck Guzis wrote:
On Behalf Of
Michael B. Brutman
The question now is about the conductive pad.
Cleaning with rubbing
alcohol has not helped anything. Is there anything besides pencil
graphite that will work to lower the resistance? I'm looking for
something that will last a while, and your concerns about the pencil
graphite have me concerned too. I'm not going to desolder and repair
every keyswitch so I won't be able to move dodgy ones to the keypad to
avoid using them. I'd rather take a little more time and find a better
Here's a word you don't hear often - "Aquadag". That ought to do it.
GC also has some metallic ink emulsions.