Originally Posted by turboparker
See Caig's website
for details on their various formulations. Regarding resistive strip longevity with or without FaderLube - I don't think anyone on here has done the considerable amount of lab testing under controlled conditions that would be necessary in order to make such a determination with any confidence. Regarding the original strip - that's a question for HH engineers.
Over the course of 20 years of stereo repair, I took apart dozens, if not hundreds of pots...radial and linear. Not a single one had a lubed, resistive strip. The faders usually had grease between the slider and the metal case, but not on the carbon. Shooting cleaner into the faders usually migrated lube to the resistive strip, but it didn't start there. I found that once you used spray cleaner in a fader, it would have to be repeated on a regular basis. I used compressed air, when I could.
Of course my experience is now coming up on 15 years in the past, and things might have changed