View Full Version : Cleaning trailor connectors
02-28-2007, 04:20 PM
What's the best way to clean trailor connectors?:confused:
02-28-2007, 06:39 PM
pins--or flats----------pins--internal--22 cal rifle cleaning brush--and steel wool for external pins--flats--steel brush------D O N T use sandpaper!!!!!!!!!!! youll ruin the contact surface of the connectors---
02-28-2007, 06:40 PM
If you have the flat 4 wire plug you can purchase a small brass bristle brush to clean up the male terminals . As for the female terminals you could use a small drill bit and just insert it in terminals and twist it with your fingers while moving in and out. After cleaning you can use a light lubricant to cut down on corrosion. Sometimes you can simply spray with brake-kleener spray if not fouled with dirt.
02-28-2007, 06:43 PM
I have used electrical contact cleaner with good results. Usually I keep mine plugged into a blank connector when I'm not using it. That helps with the corrosion problem.
03-02-2007, 07:15 PM
03-02-2007, 09:32 PM
After you clean them - grease the crap out of them with dilelectric grease - you'll never have to clean them or worry about them again.
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