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Old 02 December 2010, 10:32   #1
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Protecting socket/plug pins from corrosion

Hi,

What is the best product to protect trailer socket and plug pins from corrosion?

I thought of Quicksilver Corrosion Guard but am not sure how the dry residue would affect electrical contact.

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Old 02 December 2010, 11:02   #2
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The RNLI use the blue Quicksilver grease, sticks like shit to a blanket.
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Old 02 December 2010, 11:18   #3
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Hi,

What is the best product to protect trailer socket and plug pins from corrosion?

I thought of Quicksilver Corrosion Guard but am not sure how the dry residue would affect electrical contact.

Regards,
Pascal
On your car socket ? Keep the car in the garage !
on your boat lighting plug and lighting board ? Keep the lighting board in the garage

If all else fails a liberal spray of WD40 is pritty good
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If you're talking about the trailer lighting connection, pretty much any grease will do pretty well.

Be careful if you're trying to protect "waterproof" connections with rubber gaskets, though (the microphone connector on my VHF comes to mind), as petroleum greases don't play nice with a lot of natural rubber compounds. Silicone grease would be a better choice in that instance.

I've never had a lot of luck with the corrosion guard type lubricant-in-carrier things for this kind of application.

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I used this stuff for a few of seasons - seemed to do the job
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I used this stuff for a few of seasons - seemed to do the job
Looks like good stuff, where do you buy it from?
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Looks like good stuff, where do you buy it from?
I bought mine from me local Hardware & Gunsmith.

Un/luckily, I got his last one ever before the Recession

Now it's "Wotcher want, coal or salt?"
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Standard water resistant grease will do the job nicely. Fill the inside of the plug and socket too. Castrol CL grease from Halfords will do the trick.
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nip in the bedrom and get the Vaseline Keep it in the garage with the tow vehicle and light board
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