Cleaning trailor connectors

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Turfcutters Plus, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Turfcutters Plus

    Turfcutters Plus LawnSite Senior Member
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    What's the best way to clean trailor connectors?:confused:
  2. olyman

    olyman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,649

    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---

    FIXDISS LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
  4. fly-4-fun

    fly-4-fun LawnSite Member
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    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.
  5. Turfcutters Plus

    Turfcutters Plus LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks guys!:usflag:
  6. Jason Pallas

    Jason Pallas LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,325

    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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