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From the horse's mouth.

Hello Sigmund,

Tweek hasn't been on the market for approximately 25 years.

We have never heard reports of Stabilant 22 turning into putty after 5 years or any number of years.

In fact, one of our displays that we used at a trade show in 1988 or thereabouts had a whole motherboard immersed in Stabilant 22 and it worked like a charm. Believe it or not, we still have the case and the Stabilant 22 has not turned to putty.

Stabilant 22 can pick up color when it comes into contact with contaminants. It can also lift contaminants off a connector and hold them in suspension. This doesn't mean that the Stabilant 22 or 22A no longer works, but we do advise to wipe it off with isopropanol 99% and reapply to prevent any intermittent problems that could occur in the future. By doing this, you can have a much better connection and improved sound quality as well.

For example, when people were allowed to smoke near audio equipment, like in a recording studio, the tar, nicotine and other chemicals in the smoke would land on the connectors and would effect the hardware. As a result the sound quality would deteriorate. Now, an audio technician would have to go through a two-step process to remove the contaminants from the connectors.

The connectors would be cleaned with isopropanol 99% and then Stabilant 22A would be applied. A few weeks later, he would reopen the connector and sometimes find that Stabilant 22 may have picked up some color because of the tar, nicotine and other materials that were found in the smoke. The Stabilant 22 had lifted these contaminants off.

At this point, the technician cleaned the connector with isopropanol 99% and then reapplied Stabilant 22A. After that process, there was always a very noticeable difference in the sound quality. If the electronic connectors were very dirty, the process had to be repeated a few more times until all the contaminants were removed.

Again, this is just an example of how Stabilant 22 and 22A were able to enhance the performance of electronic connectors in audio equipment.

I hope this was helpful. Be well.

Best Regards,

Betty Gordon,
D.W. Electrochemicals Ltd


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