Lubricant/ anti-corrosive for lamp pins/ bases?

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by irrig8r, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    So, you've all seen it I'll bet... corroded and or stuck pins on bi pins, stuck lamps/ sockets in SCBs...

    Have you tried lubricating either lamp pins or sockets?

    NS used to sell a stinky petroleum grease as "socket saver". When I've used it, it tends to harden with heat and makes lamps harder to remove and sockets hard to clean.

    Someone from Vista recommended I try GB Oxgard, found in a lot of hardware stores, but when I read the label, it's intended use if for aluminum wire connections.

    Anyone ever tried silicone plumber's grease or petroleum jelly for this? Do I want a dielectric grease (said one factory rep) or a material that conducts?
     
  2. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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  3. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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  4. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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  5. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yes I remember that Joey, I just couldn't remember the name.

    OK... amazon.com carries it.

    Talked to Pat in customer serviceat Novagard and it turns out that unless I want to buy 24 tubes at a time or 1 gal or 5 gal buckets that amazon.com is the only place to get it.

    http://www.amazon.com/Novagard-Lubr..._2?ie=UTF8&s=industrial&qid=1265393973&sr=1-2
     
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  6. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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    you can get it from any of our distributors through us as well....
     
  7. Alan B

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    I recommend this product:
    http://www.sanchem.com/aSpecialE.html

    I ship it to our factories and it is put on all Volt product sockets during assembly.

    The main difference why we choose this dielectric grease is good for high temp applications (like halogen lamps). being waxed based (instead of oil based like most dielectric greases) it does not liquefy as easily (and even if it does, it leaves behind a thicker/better coating than oil based products.



    All di-electirc greases will work well, but we did a good amount of research on dielectric greases for diff applications during our manufacturing due diligence.

    Sincerely,

    Alan
     
  8. Alan B

    Alan B Sponsor
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    "NO-OX-ID "A" is a heavy duty wax based rust preventative designed for hot application methods (160-180F). Upon cooling, the resultant corrosion resistant coating is amber colored, non-drying resistant to high humidity, salt spray, acid and alkali environments. This rust proofing product has been through long term corrosion studies of 3 years humidity cabinet testing (no corrosion) testing 3 years salt spray (no corrosion) and is NSF approved."
     
  9. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Hey Allen,

    Can I order that from you.
     
  10. S&MLL

    S&MLL LawnSite Senior Member
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    Lowes sells some stuff in a white tube. Use it on lighting sockets, plow connections, salter connections, even trailer hitch connector. $4.00 goes along way
     

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