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Hi,
I have a corrosion problem with many of my electrical connections especially under the hood where they have been exposed to the elements for the past 36 years. What I have been doing is to pull the connection a part and then attempt best I can to clean it using sand paper or scotch pads. I then reassemble using an electrical grease I purchased for light bulb replacement.

I also have a rust problem with the fuse holders in my fuse box. I beleive caused from a leaking windsheild (previous owner-now fixed correctly)

My Questions are, is there a better way to clean these connections (some type of liquid cleaner)? And is the light bulb grease what I should be using for reassembly? Anything to desolve the rust on the fuse holder prongs?

Thanks in advance Bill
 

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I have used stuff called "Lectric cleaner" I think the E really is supposed to not be in the name, but I can't recall for sure.

It's a tall blue colored aresol can. Worked really good for fuse block and hard to reach terminals.

As usuall. Baking soda and water works really well on the batteyr terminal type corrosion/fungus.

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Pulling the terminals apart and cleaning them with a wire brush, emory cloth, etc is best. I still use a contact cleaner in some cases ( like the terminal block at the firewall ). It just says electrical contact cleaner and is mainly trichlorethylyne ( nasty carcinogen).

I greased up some of my earlier connections and I'm not sure that I should have. I'd rather an expert pipe up on that.

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[This message has been edited by 427L88 (edited 04-05-2002).]
 
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