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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 10, 9:12 PM Thread Starter
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67 fuse box corrosion cleaning?

I have a 67 chevelle with the fuse panel that is rusted at the fuse holders. My question is has anyone actually had luck removing all the rust at the fuse holders. I was thinking about using naval jelly or I may just have to replace the whole box and loom. I have had this happen to every 67 I have had. I always loose my taillights and brake lights. I have cleaned them with sand paper but it just is not good enough and always comes back.

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Re: 67 fuse box corrosion cleaning?

I took after the fuse box in the '66 Toronado with a Dremel and a brass wire brush.

I'm not thrilled with the results, but that saved a complete disassembly...for now.
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Re: 67 fuse box corrosion cleaning?

do yourself a favor and call m&h electric and spring for the dash harness.i just did this,it was the best thing i did. everything new,everything matched exactly.
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Re: 67 fuse box corrosion cleaning?

I derusted the one on my 66 the best I could and coated the insides of all the fuse holders with white dielectric grease before reinstalling the fuses. This will keep the rust away a whole lot longer.

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Re: 67 fuse box corrosion cleaning?

I have been cleaning the fusebox fuse holders in my 66 with a Dremel tool and a small carbide ball shaped cutting tool. It is small enough to fit inside the clips, and the shaft is long enough to reach and do a good job.

Pulled the spades off the back and cleaned them also.

More or less works pretty well, except that it does expose steel and will rust again.

Planning on a new harness and fuse panel one of these days.

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Re: 67 fuse box corrosion cleaning?

I know this thread is old but I was snooping at your posts while at work supershift. I wonder if once you get them clean you could use something like that red crap you spray on battery terminals to keep the fuse terminals from rusting. Some one should try weld threw primer...
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 12th, 13, 11:27 PM
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Re: 67 fuse box corrosion cleaning?

I masked the face off with quality 3M masking tape, cut out the areas where the fuses go with a razor blade and glass beaded the fuse block. removed the tape and coated all the contacts with dielectric grease. All the contacts were perfectly cleaned, the tape protected the face from losing the stenciled fuse descriptions and amperages. No more corrosion with the grease.

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