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Old 01-02-2005, 09:34 PM   #11
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Get a few bottles of the purest rubbing alchol and rinse all your connectors in that. When it evaporates you'll be fine...

Works for cell phones as well
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Old 01-02-2005, 09:49 PM   #12
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Pure or deionized water conducts so little current that we use it to cool sensitive electronic equipment at work. Never seen a short once.
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Uh it doesnt matter if pure water doesn't condust electricty I still would advise you not to test it out or else there will be one less member on this earth.

I'm not that dumb, I was going to use a meter to measure voltage.
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i like the rubbing alcohol idea, ive never heard of that befor. might have to try it out sometime.
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Alcohol displaces moisture.... pour it over the sensetive components. Use a lot of it and let it flush the water away. Once the Alcohol evaporates your equipment will be nice and dry. Just be sure to use some hand lotion afterward as it will dry your skin badly! Plus it smells a tad.
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it's not just the moisture you want to get rid of. You need to get the salt off or it will corode your electronics and your lights will cease to function permanently. Open them up and clean them thuroughly. then let them dry completely. then plug them into the GFCI you purchased while they were drying and you should be ok.
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Old 01-03-2005, 02:40 PM   #17
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Alcohol wont dissipate salt. Alcohol should just be use in addition to rinsing your equipment with regular water. Alcohol only to dry your equipment. There are also alcohol solutions that are designed to be slightly corrosive to help clean rust and grime from connections, evaporate, and leave no trace. You can find this stuff at hardware stores.. just dont get it into ur tank!
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