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Offline Mojack

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Electrical contact cleaner
« on: May 15, 2020, 08:51:46 pm »
What's your preference on electrical contact cleaner or is there a better way to address the bulkhead connector.  No problem with it, I'm just putting it back together after the under hood repaint. I wanted to prep it for the next 41 years, lol.
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    Re: Electrical contact cleaner
    « Reply #1 on: May 15, 2020, 09:21:51 pm »
    if it's minimal corrosion or just for insurance, I use DeOxit. If moderate or worse, I gently lift the locking tab and pull the wire from the connector, then cut and replace with a new terminal. i rewired 90% of my truck.
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    Re: Electrical contact cleaner
    « Reply #2 on: May 15, 2020, 09:29:34 pm »
    +1 for Deoxit.

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    Re: Electrical contact cleaner
    « Reply #3 on: May 15, 2020, 10:06:36 pm »
    Yep, insurance,  just normal oxidation.  I just wanted to  get as much right while it is going back together.  Thanks guys,  I'll look for the Deoxit!
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    Re: Electrical contact cleaner
    « Reply #4 on: May 15, 2020, 10:18:36 pm »
    it's pricey, but you only need the small canister
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    Re: Electrical contact cleaner
    « Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 08:28:52 pm »
    Another vote for De-Oxit. I also bought new gaskets for each bulkhead connector, and put some di-electric grease in there when I connected them back together, to help keep moisture out of there.
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