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Cleaning Cables

f.webster

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While cleaning tall clock movements, do you clean the cables?

I inspect the cables for fraying and damage. In cases where I find defects, I replace the cables.

If no defects are found, will cleaning the cables in anyway damage them? Weather using polishing clothes or ultrasonic?

What is your practice?
 

shutterbug

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If they are not a material that will rust, I don't see a problem with cleaning them. It's usually not an issue though.
 

f.webster

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These look to be twisted brass cables. The kind that are purchased as replacements from modern parts suppliers.