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Old 02-28-2009, 06:00 PM
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decades old grease/grime on wires/plugs

Like it says, I'm changing out several of my lamps on my '87 YJ, and there's decades old grease and grime caked on some of the insulated wires and plugs.

I'm looking for recommendations on how to clean that stuff off. I mean, what kind of solvent will do the trick, but definitely not damage the old-ass rubber and plastic insulation, or the electrical connections (in case of bad aim on my part)?

Yup, I'm pretty obviously a n00b. Any and all advice is appreciated.

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Old 02-28-2009, 06:39 PM   #2
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you can use pb blaster for rust,and some other stuff.idk if any baking soda and toothbrush will work to remove the grease but hey you can try.

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Old 02-28-2009, 06:43 PM   #3
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try brake clean, electrical contact cleaner. and after that, use die electric grease in the sockets, and connectors. prevents this from happening. if some are beyond repair, most of those sockets can be bought as a "pig tail" at the parts store. new socket with 6 inches of wire on the end. just have to wire them into your harness.
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Yeah its alot of easy quick stuff, I noticed that rubbing alcohol works well like PB for rust, long story
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