Looking for suggestions. Have a ‘66 Slingerland kit that needs new heads & a cleaning. Tension lugs are gunky from ages-old oil, maybe even Vaseline. What’s the best way to clean these out? Remove them, and use ___________ on the end of a q-tip? What have you tried, what do you use?
Second, what’s the best kind of oil to use after they’ve been cleaned?
Finally, when I put the tension lugs back on (assuming I might need to remove them to avoid getting any kind of cleaning agent on the black diamond pearl) I am considering using nylon washers in between the metal washers and the shell. Assuming that the screws will be long enough to accept this add’l thickness. Has anyone ever done this?
Thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any thoughts you want to share.