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Offline Paullie

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Re: Stator, Reg/Rec & battery probs
« Reply #10 on: 26 September, 2020, 10:32:08 PM »
*Originally Posted by Callamity [+]
Me too and a light smear of silicone (di-electric) grease to keep moisture and corrosion at bay.
Same here - Vaseline works wonders on those hard to reach parts ....  :033:

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Re: Stator, Reg/Rec & battery probs
« Reply #11 on: 26 September, 2020, 11:39:04 PM »
I'm not being facetious but is Vaseline really still available? It was the snake-oil do-all of 40 years ago. I'm thinking there are better products out there that target reduced conductivity, corrosion, di-electric UV resistance and lubrication? Vaseline is still the product of choice? Wow.....

Just thinking, it was my Mom's choice for nappy rash mitigation. Maybe it all makes sense now....     
« Last Edit: 26 September, 2020, 11:43:43 PM by ZuluTiger »

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Re: Stator, Reg/Rec & battery probs
« Reply #12 on: 27 September, 2020, 07:37:27 AM »
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I'm not being facetious but is Vaseline really still available?

I have a jar, I'd guess it's 42 years old, same as me daughter.
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Re: Stator, Reg/Rec & battery probs
« Reply #13 on: 27 September, 2020, 10:58:11 AM »
You can still buy Vaseline in UK supermarkets and pharmacists. Petroleum jelly still does the same old job ....

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Re: Stator, Reg/Rec & battery probs
« Reply #14 on: 27 September, 2020, 11:57:11 AM »
Yep i bought a small tub a few months ago to seal the connectors when i fitted my replacement stator. Slathered it in a few other places at the same time while i had the tank off 👍
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Re: Stator, Reg/Rec & battery probs
« Reply #15 on: 27 September, 2020, 11:17:19 PM »
I'm with Calamity on this one, I use silicone grease. See https://www.w8ji.com/dielectric_grease_vs_conductive_grease.htm  for an explanation.

TL:DR,
Silicone Dielectric Grease (and lubricant) is a low viscosity grease. The normal temperature range is from around -40F up to +500F degrees. Silicone Dielectric Grease is far superior to petroleum jelly or Vaseline for preserving connections. The primary shortfall of Vaseline is the very low melting point. Most brands or types liquefy at around 100 degrees F, just above human body temperature. While this may be a medical benefit when coating human skin, it is a serious problem with connector applications. Any heat will cause Vaseline to run and eventually dry out over time. A second petroleum jelly issue is Vaseline's release of flammable vapor, even at low temperatures. A cotton ball soaked in Vaseline will burn a very long time, and actually makes a good fire starter. Since connectors are often near insulation or other things that can act like wicks, petroleum jelly is not the best thing. This is especially true since grease migrates in warm temperatures.

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Re: Stator, Reg/Rec & battery probs
« Reply #16 on: 28 September, 2020, 09:48:09 AM »
Many of the old methods are now put down.  Vaseline was used on battery connections for many decades, handed down by generation, same for Dubbin & of late copper slip. New formulas will continue to supercede the old tried & trusted long after we're pushing up daisies. Marketing is very good nowadays.

How safe is Vaseline. Looks to be ok up to 400f.
https://www.vaseline.com/us/en/articles/products-and-ingredients/is-vaseline-jelly-flammable.html
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Re: Stator, Reg/Rec & battery probs
« Reply #17 on: 28 September, 2020, 12:22:25 PM »
Silicone grease is also highly effective for lubricating plastic curtain rails (for you Neighbourhood Watch types  :114:)

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Re: Stator, Reg/Rec & battery probs
« Reply #18 on: 28 September, 2020, 01:13:22 PM »
I have a tin of Copa Slip still doing duty after 30 years. My Dubbin went quickly and is long gone.

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Re: Stator, Reg/Rec & battery probs
« Reply #19 on: 28 September, 2020, 03:32:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by ZuluTiger [+]
I have a tin of Copa Slip still doing duty after 30 years. My Dubbin went quickly and is long gone.

Hey ZT, you beat me by a year, my tub of copper slip came from a n Engineers I left back in '91, still half full.

My Dubbin also long gone, replaced by Grangers Bees wax for me Meindl Borneo's.
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