33.3 Cleaning Faders

Faders are often unnecessarily discarded when all they need is a cleaning. This section will cover how to clean the faders on all of the consoles in the Hog 4 family.

33.3.1 Cleaning faders on Hog 4, Full Boar 4, and Playback Wing 4

  1. Remove the dirty fader. See Replacing Faders.

  2. Wipe the tracks with a dry, clean tissue. Do not use solvents.

  3. Replace the cleaned fader. See Replacing Faders.

33.3.2 Cleaning faders on RoadHog 4 and NanoHog 4

  1. Remove each of the 10 fader handles from the console.

  2. Loosen the setscrews inside each of the four encoder wheels using a 5/64” allen key and gently remove each of the four encoder wheels.

  3. Remove the four front panel screws with a 3mm allen key (if on a Nano Hog 4, also remove the additional two screws on the back of the front panel), and carefully lift off the front panel from the edge closest to you.

  4. Remove the 16 hex-head crosshead screws on the backside of the front panel (if on a Nano Hog 4, 15 hex-head crosshead screws) with either a P2 crosshead screwdriver or a (6.5mm) nut driver.

  5. Remove the 4 small crosshead head screws with a P1 crosshead screwdriver.

  6. Wipe the tracks with a dry, clean tissue. Do not use solvents.

  7. Re-assemble the console by following the disassembly steps in reverse order.

33.3.3 Cleaning faders on HedgeHog 4

  1. Remove each of the 10 fader handles from the console.

  2. Remove the 10 front panel screws with a 3mm allen key and carefully lift off the front panel from the edge closest to you.

  3. Unplug the ribbon cable that connects the left main board to the right mainboard.

  4. Remove the 12 hex-head crosshead screws on the backside of the left mainboard with either a P2 crosshead screwdriver or a (6.5mm) nut driver.

  5. Wipe the tracks with a dry, clean tissue. Do not use solvents.

  6. Re-assemble the console by following the disassembly steps in reverse order.