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Dry-cell

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Which 6" wooden cotton swabs (non sterile) are best for cleaning the threads of flashlights?. I'm looking for ones that don't easily shed and have cotton at both ends.
 

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havent used swabs as they tend to shed badly I clean threads with an old stiff bristle tooth brush dipped in standard rubbing alcohol. Then I re-lube them with O-Lube

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I wipe them with a cloth while turning the flashlight. Sometimes the light must be turned several times. I avoid paper because it leaves lint. A brush would even be better. Good idea Throwjunkie!:thumbsup:
 

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I'm aware of the Grease and Lube Thread NotRegulated, I have the first page printed out, and have had it for awhile. I posted here because no one seems to help in that thread anymore. I need cotton swabs for tight spaces, like cleaning a tailcap for a 1xAA and 2xAA flashlights. I don't need them right away, but am trying to get ahold of some good ones now, before I need them.

I have two tubes of Nano-oil, 10Wt, 8cc.
 
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ARA

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I use alcohol swabs alongwith a dental pick for tailcaps. Makes reaching the tight spots quite easy.
 

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A quickie google search and I found these. Non-sterile, made from all wood dowels with very tight 100% cotton bud to minimize linting and prevent shredding. They only have cotton on one end though.Is this something like what you are thinking about?

I wonder what ElectronGuru uses to clean the threads of his products at Oveready.com. His products threads are always perfectly clean.
 
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