1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

Green residue on my plow connectors

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by qualitycut, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,227

    I know what it is but is it bad for it. I always put the grease they gave me with the plow. I put it on before storage and when I take it out also through out year.
     
  2. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Just take some fluid film, brake cleaner, or wd-40 and clean off the connections and regrease them and all will be good.
     
  3. adksnowo

    adksnowo Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Normally I use dielectric grease on every connection EVERY-TIME I mount the plow. You can get a can of aerosol electrical terminal/contact cleaner to clean the terminals & connections. Does the plow function properly?
     
  4. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,227

    ya it about 10 months old I just dont want the wiring to short or go bad.
     
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Fluid Film will clean and lube it in one shot.
     
  6. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,227

  7. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    if you order it from mcmaster you can get a case for $48 + $7ish for s+h
     
  8. cleaner

    I start with PB-POWERBLASTER and a brush followed by a blast of air

    The 'female' Boss plug gets a little twirl with a carefully selected drill bit

    on the road- I carry CRC electric cleaner that evaporates very fast

    Followed by a dialectric THAT CONDUCTS ELECTRICITY (the stuff supplied with the
    plow says it is a corrosion protection but does not conduct electricity)

    or I always have Fluid Film on hand..
    and I coat the plug with FF even after assembly ( and know that it works)

    (but I dont mind the FF on my hands )
    tc
     
  9. davespark

    davespark Junior Member
    from MN-WI
    Messages: 25

    >Followed by a dialectric THAT CONDUCTS ELECTRICITY (the stuff supplied with the
    >plow says it is a corrosion protection but does not conduct electricity)

    Not to pick nits...but the definition of dielectric is "non conducting" "insulator". You can't get conductive dielectric grease...
     
  10. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    . . . and all this time I thought it meant 'conductive', as in it will conduct electricity between two contacts through the gease coating.

    Is this why my mechanic says to me to 'put the wire down, back away slowly, and no one will get hurt'?
     
  11. davespark

    davespark Junior Member
    from MN-WI
    Messages: 25

    (-: Funny, I think alot of people must think it must be conductive if you're putting it on your contacts...that's why I chimed in.