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Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Turfcutters Plus, Feb 28, 2007.
What's the best way to clean trailor connectors?
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---
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.
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.
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.