Tubes and Finger Oil

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Tubes and Finger Oil

Post by swbo101 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:29 pm

Someone asked me if the natural oils on ones fingers could cause any issues on tubes. I said I don't know. Could this be an issue?
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Re: Tubes and Finger Oil

Post by Riff Blister » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:33 pm

I don't think it's an issue.

Maybe, if your using some kind of halogen tube it would be. :wink:
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Re: Tubes and Finger Oil

Post by SonicProvocateur » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:20 pm

Nah, not really. The only real problem is if you handle old tubes once they have significant burn in times it's very easy to rub off the old silkscreening. Other than that the oils on your hand (unless your hands are simply ultra-nasty) are not likely to cause a significant problem with the durability of a tube - their glass if very thick and not likely to break from oil-heat related breakage. It's much more likely to break from drop/mishandling, and much more likely to simply outlive itself in usefullness than to be broken if handled properly at all.
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Re: Tubes and Finger Oil

Post by Don » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:45 pm

It's not an issue. This comes up due to not touching halogen lamps. They burn at super high temperatures. Much higher than tubes.

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Re: Tubes and Finger Oil

Post by swbo101 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:05 am

Cool thanks guys!
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