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Discussion: Light question

in: 'Bent; 'Bent > 2019-07-22

Jul 23, 2019 5:05 PM # 
I have a ten year old Princeton apex that I haven’t used much but plan to use this weekend. I put some fresh batteries in and it works fine but I noticed some oxidization or maybe old battery acid in a couple of contacts.

Should I clean that up and if so, with what?
Jul 23, 2019 6:49 PM # 
Scrub it with a pen eraser, and afterwards try a Q-tip with vinegar on the contacts.
Jul 23, 2019 7:04 PM # 
Pen or pencil?
Jul 23, 2019 8:29 PM # 
Pen, the more abrasive scratchy one.
Jul 23, 2019 9:54 PM # 
Ok, thank you.
Jul 24, 2019 12:16 PM # 
I still have my old Apex and use it occasionally. It’s not state of the art but it’s still a good light.
Jul 24, 2019 12:18 PM # 
I pimped Bash’s apex. The first generation were weak.
Jul 24, 2019 1:12 PM # 
I think mine was later than first generation. Was a good light fir sure, just not used too much since I pretty much avoid races that would require it.
Jul 25, 2019 1:26 PM # 
Got 90% of the stuff off with a toothbrush and the vinegar. Thanks again!!
Jul 25, 2019 4:08 PM # 
Too bad you're not closer. We could lend you 10 or 20 headlamps as spares.

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