Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: N.W. Washington
Re: Rusty Fuse Holders
My Camaro had the same issue when I bought it. I used my dremel and a couple different wire wheels on it, and a little sandpaper by hand. Once I had each one of them good and clean, I used a little Q tip with some stuff we use at work (I'm an Electrician) on electrical terminations called "Kopr-shield" made by Thomas & Betts, all it is is a conductive anti corrosive paste like antisieze with copper in it. I carefully dabbed it on each termination, put in new fuses and never looked back. I actually used the Kopr-shield on all my terminations that were getting crusty. You can get it at most any electrical supply house by the way.
Don't use anything like navel jelly, it just creates a film on the already not-to-conductive rust, and you further lose conductivity. Just clean the heck out of them to rust free metal, and if you can find a conductive coating use a bit of that, and you should not have further issues. Good luck with it!
1968 rs with an old school 354" SB2.2 pump gas motor.
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