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jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3882
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 - 6:45 pm:   Edit Post

Stupidly after my gig tonight i put 3 cans of lager in the back of my rack case to carry back to the van. The intention was to then put them in my holdall for the journey home. Unfortunately one of the cans sprung a tiny leak and pushed about 1/4 of a can of lager onto the back of the above items. What is the best way to clean the lager out of the units before risking turning 240v on to them again safely?
Hopefully they aren't trashed. :-(

You know, i dont even drink alcohol so was taking the remainder of the back stage rider home to give away.
Grrrrrrr!!!!

Jazzyvee

(Message edited by Jazzyvee on February 28, 2014)
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 8139
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 - 7:02 pm:   Edit Post

First just take off the lid and look - see if anything got in the jacks. It might not have.

Take a look and see if there is anything near where the power came in. If there is something there, let me know. You can use some paper towels and blot up anything that is sloshing around if there is a lot.

Do not accelerate the drying process if it is wet in there. a warm oven (less than 150 degrees F) is the most you want to do. You must keep any liquids below boiling. But really, if you find liquid inside, post again and maybe some (painful) images will help.

Sorry you are going through this.
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3883
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 - 7:10 pm:   Edit Post

Hi mica thanks for your fast reply. Sadly I'm not home yet so cant check inside or do anything for a few hours. I think there is lager inside as it is showing around on the front of the f1-x and all over the jacks on the back.
Jazzyvee
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3888
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2014 - 1:25 pm:   Edit Post

Ok I took the back of both units and somehow the booze did not reach ny of the components it just ran round the edges of the units and. Small mount through the full range out so i wiped the small amount of fluid from the corners and exercised the jacks and pots but not put any power on to it yet. I will leave it another day to dry out in case any lager has got into anywhere I can't see directly.

Good fortune my be in effect here. I hope.
jon_jackson
Intermediate Member
Username: jon_jackson

Post Number: 192
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2014 - 3:25 pm:   Edit Post

Here's hoping the Alembics are victorious over the Carlsberg!
stout71
Intermediate Member
Username: stout71

Post Number: 200
Registered: 7-2011
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2014 - 4:37 pm:   Edit Post

I'm just glad it was Carlsberg instead of Guinness. It would break my heart to see any of the black stuff go to waste!

I've got my fingers crossed for your gear.
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3889
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 12:46 am:   Edit Post

We'll I'm glad it wasn't Heineken because "..... Heineken refershes the parts other beers cannot reach"
I think the Brits here will understand that because it was the tag line for the Heineken commercials for years.

Jazzyvee
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5670
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 11:55 am:   Edit Post

I've heard a good single malt scotch improves the gain!

Bill, tgo
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3890
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 4:31 pm:   Edit Post

Well it looks like F1-x at so far has won the battle with the lager. I just turned the Pre-amp on and plugged it into the return socket on my Mesa boogie walkabout and it sounds fine. No smoke, sizzle, fire or crackling. :-)

Tomorrow I will turn on the DS-5 and hope that is ok.


Phew.
Jazzyvee

(Message edited by jazzyvee on March 02, 2014)
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3247
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 8:18 pm:   Edit Post

Jazzyvee
Good to read the good news so far , if all remains well perhaps the Larger will be chilled and consumed in celebration ? Perhaps an exception for the good outcome _____ :-)
slawie
Senior Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 596
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 11:03 pm:   Edit Post

Any sticky bits can be cleaned with metholated spirits and a cotton bud or rag poked by the dull end of a bamboo skewer.
The spirit naturally vaporises and leaves no conductive residue.
Do not use white spirits (dry cleaning fluid) it affects rubber and some plastics.
slawie
elwoodblue
Senior Member
Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 1522
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, March 03, 2014 - 2:39 am:   Edit Post

good news Jazzyvee,

Now if we could just get some motorcycle talk weaved into the thread things would feel complete ;)
got my fingers crossed for the DS-5

elwood

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