The green funky crud.

Neal Zimmerman

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So, after growing really frustrated with my 65 Coronet I decided to switch off for a while to my non B-body Mopar.
I decided to pull the wiring harness out and see if I had hooked everything up correctly 3 years ago, when I installed new gauges, and replaced the butchered wiring harness the car came with. The car has just been sitting in my shop since then. Not running.
The truly disturbing thing I found was fluffy green corrosion in any kind of connector ( for example , when I pulled the connector off the back of the wiper switch.) And I mean plenty of it! Very fluffy, likes its blooming.
I remember I sprayed all the connectors with electrical contact cleaner when I did it all 3 years ago. I did this because the harness I put in was not new, but much better than the p.o.s. harness that was in it , so I thought it would be good to clean it all up.
Does electrical contact cleaner contribute to corrosion somehow?
I mean, I never found this much green funk , pulling cars apart in junkyards that had been sitting there 25 years.
Any thoughts?
Neal Zimmerman
 

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Maybe you accidentally used a can of Pam.
 

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I suspect you will need to repeat the cleaning from three years ago followed by using dielectric grease as you reconnect each connector. Good practice to get into every time a connector is separated.
 

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Sink them on Lemon juice or vinegar with a bit of salt for a couple of hours ( or a bit more ) and that will clean quite good. Then neutralize the acids with a baking soda solution
 

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So, after growing really frustrated with my 65 Coronet I decided to switch off for a while to my non B-body Mopar.
I decided to pull the wiring harness out and see if I had hooked everything up correctly 3 years ago, when I installed new gauges, and replaced the butchered wiring harness the car came with. The car has just been sitting in my shop since then. Not running.
The truly disturbing thing I found was fluffy green corrosion in any kind of connector ( for example , when I pulled the connector off the back of the wiper switch.) And I mean plenty of it! Very fluffy, likes its blooming.
I remember I sprayed all the connectors with electrical contact cleaner when I did it all 3 years ago. I did this because the harness I put in was not new, but much better than the p.o.s. harness that was in it , so I thought it would be good to clean it all up.
Does electrical contact cleaner contribute to corrosion somehow?
I mean, I never found this much green funk , pulling cars apart in junkyards that had been sitting there 25 years.
Any thoughts?
Neal Zimmerman
All depends on what is in the air around the connectors.
Dielectric grease is a good solution but a bit messy for me....I use Deoxit 5...useing a q-tip to put a very light coating on the blades of the connector.
 

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