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WD40- Not for everything


blue_healer_guy

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Just thought I would pass this on to save some of you problems. Going on a trip tommorrow and thought I'd clean up some salt wash on my connections for trailer lights. They were also a little corroded so got out the wire brush and the wd40. Rehooked the trailer and no lights. Spent the next hour checking fuses, shorts and everything I could think of. Nothing. Went to the local auto store explained what I did and he sold me a bottle of QD electronic cleaner, sprayed connections and walla, lights. He said never use wd for electrical equipment. Wd and duck tape have saved me a many time, but not this time.

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Yes thats true! WD-40 is not conductive. One of its many uses is to displace water on a variety of electronic applications.

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I knew a guy in Wyoming he used to spray WD-40 on his knees to calm artrythis (spelling ???)

That blew my mind.....I didn't believe it was FDA approved grin.gif

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Try a little di-electric grease on those connections. You'll never have a problem with corroded connectors again!

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Try a little di-electric grease on those connections. You'll never have a problem with corroded connectors again!


Di-electric grease is as non-conductive as WD-40, but none the less this is a fairly common practice and seems to work OK in most cases.

There is actually a special trailier light grease made, believe it or not. We can't use di-electric grease at our mfg plant since much of it is silcone-based and any trace of it creates fisheyes in paint jobs.

So we use the "trailier light grease" and no problems with fisheyes.

Product name is NYK-77 Compound

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Try a little di-electric grease on those connections. You'll never have a problem with corroded connectors again!


Di-electric grease is as non-conductive as WD-40, but none the less this is a fairly common practice and seems to work OK in most cases.

There is actually a special trailier light grease made, believe it or not. We can't use di-electric grease at our mfg plant since much of it is silcone-based and any trace of it creates fisheyes in paint jobs.

So we use the "trailier light grease" and no problems with fisheyes.

Product name is NYK-77 Compound

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Oh, I didn't know about the no links allow. I thought I had posted links before. The place the link pointed to is in no way, shape, or form related to where I work. We only use that product, no other affiliation if that was the problem.

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Hey MJG....Next time you need a lubricant just use a dab of the KY Jelly you always carry around !


*looks over at MJG as shot flies across the bow*

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