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Does anyone have any neat tricks to remove the green corrosion from electrical connectors when the pins cannot be reached to scrape clean?

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I use a product called DeoxIT.


It comes in several grades, sizes, and container options.

I use D-100 (100% solution) spray for heavily corroded terminals, and D-5 (5% solution) spray as an everyday contact cleaner and protectant.

It's kind of expensive, but you get what you pay for, it works great. As far as I know, you will need to buy it directly from the manufacturer, Caig Laboratories. (click for link)

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Hey all,
Does anyone have any neat tricks to remove the green corrosion from electrical connectors when the pins cannot be reached to scrape clean?
I use electrical contact cleaner, you can get it at radio shack or most parts stores. Living in Minnesota we have to deal with the salt in winter so your trailer plugs on the trailer or truck get pretty green if you have not used them for a while, So i just spray with that And plug them together, I carry a can in the truck all the time. I have not tried the spray Joe mentioned, but I would guess it about the same. We just ask for contact spray.


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Try a baking soda solution much like the one used to clean battery posts\terminals.

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I have tried both contact cleaner and baking soda,neither seems to get down in connectors where you can't physically clean.Ho well I guess It was just hopefull thinking.Any other ideas? THANKS anyway!
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I have tried both contact cleaner and baking soda,neither seems to get down in connectors where you can't physically clean.Ho well I guess It was just hopefull thinking.Any other ideas? THANKS anyway!
You should be able to get the male connectors clean, because of the shape of the males, the bottoms of the females don't get touched, but if yours are getting corrosion on other than the battery or a trailer plug, there is something else going on there. the connectors are getting wet or something else on them, that will cause the corrosion, but I don't ever recall say a column connector, get all kinds of corrosion.
the cleaner I use, I spray it and plug them together, and that's to a trailer connector that is green and you can't get a light to light.

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I use a product called DeoxIT.


It's kind of expensive, but you get what you pay for, it works great. As far as I know, you will need to buy it directly from the manufacturer, Caig Laboratories.

Hope this helps....
You can now get Deoxit at Radio Shack and most electronic supply stores...not sure about the 100% stuff, may have to get that direct from Caig. Good stuff, all I use on my radios and electronics now.
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