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Cleaning plug pins

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by WOODY367, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 468

    Whats the best way to clean any corrosion off the MM2 plugs? Both male and female? Would be nice to find a wire brush to fit them.
     
  2. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    I use contact cleaner that has degreasing properties followed by emery cloth to hand polish what I can (usually over the blade of a very small flat blade screwdriver to get into tight places) and liberally apply dielectric grease when done as well as periodically if needed during the year. Don;t forget to carefully expand the pins for good contact as they do compress with use and time.

    I have seen a wire brush tool for cleaning 7 pin trailer plug connectors but nothing for plow plugs- not sure how well such a thing would work anyway. Dielectric grease is the best thing you can do to prevent it from corroding.
     
  3. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 468

    Sounds good. How do you get into the female side? I am looking to find a small round wire bruch or a real stiff pipe cleaner. It the femail side thats the hard part.
     
  4. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    spray them with battery cleaner. or use baking soda and watter. Then die electric grease.
     
  5. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,035

    Exactly. just be sure to clean the old grease off (Q tips) first or it won't work as well.

    The other thing to consider on the female side, is a welders brush set. They have some really small picks that do the job perfectly.
     
  6. oman1999

    oman1999 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Have had great luck with de-greaser and an air hose. Then soak the plugs in CLR for 5 minutes. Rinse with clean water, dry with compressed air.

    After that, if they are stubborn I use the torch/welder cleaning wire brushes. Little dielectric grease and you are hauling the mail.

    :mechanic: