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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 09, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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69 Camaro fuse stuck in box

I have a few fuses that are stuck in the fuse box, when I get them out what is the best way to clean the clips and can I use dielectric grease or something like that?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 6th, 09, 04:44 AM
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Re: 69 Camaro fuse stuck in box

I had that issue on an old 442 that sat and used rolled up emery cloth to pop in between and clean the clips. I may have used a small screw driver to push the emery in and around each clip...it was a long time ago. I don't see a reason why you couldn't use dielectric afterwards, but I didn't have to.
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Sounds like a good idea to me!!!!!!!!
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Re: 69 Camaro fuse stuck in box

After getting the fuse holders clean I'd spray a little WD40 on them to keep that from happening again. I did that on my boat that I used around salt water and I never had a problem again.
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Re: 69 Camaro fuse stuck in box

Is WD-40 conductive? I have cleaned rusty clips with fine sandpaper and also a Dremel tool with the vertical wire brush. Left them dry and clean and worked fine.
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Re: 69 Camaro fuse stuck in box

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Is WD-40 conductive?
I would think so. It's a liquid and it's flammable.
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Re: 69 Camaro fuse stuck in box

To get mine out yrs ago I broke them with needle nose pliers
Cleaned up as above with fine sand paper
Over the yrs ( 20 odd)they tended corrode back in
the last time I cleaned up and used a small tube of silver conducting grease that is for between a computer cpu and heat sink...seems to work great.

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Re: 69 Camaro fuse stuck in box

Dielectric grease is what you want to use.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 7th, 09, 09:05 AM
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Re: 69 Camaro fuse stuck in box

The plating on those terminals has degraded over the years and exposed the steel which is why you see rust and corrosion. Once you get them shined up, you'll have bare metal exposed (and a little less plating) which will rust if you don't coat it. Dielectric grease is the stuff, just a little dab will do ya. It has silicon in it and it'll creep. If you get too much on you'll have a mess. Just a light coat is all you need.

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