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Old Feb 15, 2010, 09:50 PM
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Corrosion X for waterproofing electronics?

I just got a can of this stuff today to waterproof my servos, esc, and rx with. I did spray some on some scrap cardboard just to see what it's like..man I dunno, it doesn't dry, and just seems like it's a petroleum based penetrating lubricant, like WD40 or something. I'm afraid it will damage my electronics, there's something unnatural about spraying circuitry with something liquid like this. I got the plain Corrosion X in the red can, should I have gotten the Aviation version instead? Anyone had any issues with it?
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Old Feb 15, 2010, 10:00 PM
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nope, that's what it does. Forms an oily coating on the electronics to keep the water away. And it works VERY well. I once flipped my SS and with all electronics under water, including the esc. I gently used the prop to paddle to shore.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 02:59 PM
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I just got a can of this stuff today to waterproof my servos, esc, and rx with. I did spray some on some scrap cardboard just to see what it's like..man I dunno, it doesn't dry, and just seems like it's a petroleum based penetrating lubricant, like WD40 or something. I'm afraid it will damage my electronics, there's something unnatural about spraying circuitry with something liquid like this. I got the plain Corrosion X in the red can, should I have gotten the Aviation version instead? Anyone had any issues with it?
Yup, it really does work.

I dipped (100% submerged) my AR6200 and satelite and ESC in a jar of CorrosionX for an hour. Leave it to drip and dry for a day or two... all works perfectly and 100% water protected now.

NOTE - many threads advise AGAINST using CorrosionX on Servos.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 04:24 PM
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There is an other product that does the same thing but with out the oily mess and does not stain clothing and things like Corrosion X does, it is called Corrosion Block athttp://www.nocorrosion.com. I called and talked to them on the phone and I think the 4oz pump can would work better than the 12oz spray as the spray foams and the pump can doesn't. I am ordering some the first of the month will let everyone know how it works, I waspretty much garranteed that I could drowned my ESC and other electronic and not burn them up.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 04:39 PM
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What about connectors? Do I need to shield them when spraying the Corrosion X? I ask because if it's not conductive, you'd think there would be issues with losing power to your servos/esc/switch harness, etc.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 06:59 PM
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I have never sheilded them, I don't quite know how it works but I have taken the receivers out of the case and then soaked them pins and all, then put back into case and used with no problem. I took a mayo jar and put a small hole in the lid then inserted the spray tube for the spray can into it then emptied the can, then plugged hole now I soak ESC and receivers in the jar overnight completly submerged. Seems to work better than just spraying them, I have burned up a couple of ESC after just spraying. I haven't lost an ESC since going to the soak method, just don't like the smelly oilyness of the Corrosion X but it does work.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 10:17 PM
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Check this link to see how CorrosionX works. The oily stuff is only part of the story.

http://corrosionxproducts.com/howcxworkspage.htm

Here are some of its listed uses.

http://corrosionxproducts.com/corrosionxpage.htm

I use CorrosionX on all my connectors. Not so much to keep the contacts clean, but to keep the ends of the wires from corroding. The CorrosionX wicks into the wires and even goes a little way under the insulation to protect the wires and keep out any moisture.

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Old Feb 19, 2010, 02:03 PM
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I have seen CorrosionX product demo in person. The presenter has an aquarium full with a television submerged in it and playing video. Very high dielectric strength.
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Old Mar 28, 2010, 05:03 PM
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Few questions

I just gota can of Corrosion X Aviation, and I have a couple of questions for those of you who use it:
- Do you have to apply it to all your electronics once in a while? Or would doing it once be enough? If it needs to be done periodically, how often?
- I read here that you guys are using it on your connectors. Would it not coat the pins and affect (or stop) their connectivity?
- A finally, if it doesn't damage connectors, would it be best to just submerge all the electronics in it for couple of hours and let them dry for a day?

I would appreciate any feedback
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Old Mar 28, 2010, 06:11 PM
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I just gota can of Corrosion X Aviation, and I have a couple of questions for those of you who use it:
- Do you have to apply it to all your electronics once in a while? Or would doing it once be enough? If it needs to be done periodically, how often?
- I read here that you guys are using it on your connectors. Would it not coat the pins and affect (or stop) their connectivity?
- A finally, if it doesn't damage connectors, would it be best to just submerge all the electronics in it for couple of hours and let them dry for a day?

I would appreciate any feedback
Did you do a search on the product in this forum. Your questions have been asked and answered many times.
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Old Apr 03, 2010, 05:32 PM
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I know frist hand it works great. I was learning how to fly off water, and I was not realy that good off of land. I was stuffing it all the time. Had reciver Dbl. wrapped but I was taking out ESC's left and right. Started using Corrosion X, AND NO MORE PROBLEMS.
I also know it works on recivers as well. It was latter in the day, and I had a noito plane up when it went past me I turned and it was right in the sun.
I had the plane coming back at me, but I was inverted, and thought I was upright. You know the rest.
Went up to retrive what was left of the plane, and saw the light on the AR7000 was still on underwater. For kicks I moved the servoes, and they cycled.
I will not fly without it.
It is available in the 16oz trigger spray,(under $20.00 at your door) so you can soak things and put it back in the container.
I had also had problems with a DX7 trim swich.
Did not want to send it in to horizon, but it was the one that worked the throtle servo to shut off.
I put of on top and worked the switch and after 1-2 min, it was working fine.
I took the back of my DX7 off, applied it to a Q-tip, and treated everything.
It says on the container it is safe for circuit boards.
i wish I had discovered this stuff years ago.
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Old Apr 03, 2010, 08:24 PM
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I recently used CorrosionX to treat a Futaba 6EXA TX that was left at the field overnight in a driving rainstorm. Naturally it was laying flat on its back so it caught a lot of water. I opened up the TX and poured out the water, lifed out each PC board and soaked the inside of the TX with CorrosionX. Drained out the excess CX and put it back together. Turned it on and it came up working. It's still working great with no ill effects except for a couple of drops of CX showing on the inside of the window over the LCD display.

Yesterday I used CorrosionX to clean up a Makita cordless impact that spent two days at the bottom of the lake after my contractor's 10 year old son slipped on the dock and dropped the drill. I opened up the drill, blew off most of the water with compressed air, and soaked the electronics and motor with CorrosionX. After draining off the excess CX, I put it back together and it worked just like new.

If you can't tell, I'm sold on CorrosionX!! It works for me.

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I've been looking for a way to make my mamba max and monster escs water resistant. I ordered a bottle of the red corrosionx. Before trying it on my expensive speed controllers I decided to try it on an old receiver in my vxl rustler. I completely submerged the rx and let it soak for an hour. Then I let it drip dry for another hour. I've ran it twice now through snow and a few puddles, mostly small puddles on my road but I did try waterskipping twice across a larger puddles. After two battery packs of this I have noticed a reduction in range and the rx has locked up breifly a couple times.

I had high hopes for this stuff but if it can't protect an old cheap 27mhz receiver how can I trust it with an expensive esc?
Did I do something wrong in the application process or am I just the exception to all the succes stories I've read?

Thanks for any advice.
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Old Apr 06, 2010, 09:32 AM
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I'm not sure why your range has been reduced. I've not had that kind of problem with any of my RX's. I've treated many of my Spektrum AR7000s, AR6200s, AR6100s, and AR500s without any problems. I've also treated many CC ESCs and will be treating my new CC ICE 100 ESC.

I've used the aerosol product and soaked the items and then let them drain before use. I can't see any problem with dipping and soaking them. I'm about to reorder more CorrosionX and will be ordering the non-aerosol product this time.

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used it on servos reviervers and esc's--about to use it again to get some flooded parts clean-----never had any issues only side effect was worry free float flying!
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