dielectric grease ,yes or no

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i use this stuff on my older truck, would you use it on the plugs of you detector? think it would help or just make a mess?
thanks brad
 

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Couldn't hurt. You don't need much.

I use it on my boat trailer light connector(s) and tractor electrical system. Both live outdoors 24/7.
 

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I use it on my four classic cars especially since they don't see many miles and just sitting isn't great for electrical connections, never thought about using it on detector connections but I'd say go for it. Use sparingly.
 

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i use this stuff on my older truck, would you use it on the plugs of you detector? think it would help or just make a mess?
thanks brad
I would not hesitate to use it but in moderation. Always use it on my trailer hookup. I have used on my ML Explorer, but my CTX 3030 has the WM 10 so no need.
 

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Only problem I can think of is that it collects dust. It does prevent corrosion.
 

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I use it all my battery terminals, especially my Game Camera's, out in the weather all the times. An remember in the old years you had to bump the back end of the Flashlights to get them to come on. No problems for that either. But, I have never put any of my Detectors yet tho... I would'n think it would hurt it
 

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I use it all my battery terminals, especially my Game Camera's, out in the weather all the times. An remember in the old years you had to bump the back end of the Flashlights to get them to come on. No problems for that either. But, I have never put any of my Detectors yet tho... I would'n think it would hurt it
I too have seen globs of it on vehicle battery terminals in order to prevent corrosion
 

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"Since dielectric grease is a silicone grease, it should not be used on silicone-based rubbers or plastics, as it will break them down over time. The grease does not conduct electricity, so it shouldn't be applied directly to the mating surfaces (pins and sockets) of an electrical connection."
 
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"Since dielectric grease is a silicone grease, it should not be used on silicone-based rubbers or plastics, as it will break them down over time. The grease does not conduct electricity, so it shouldn't be applied directly to the mating surfaces (pins and sockets) of an electrical connection."
i thought that was what it was used for?????
 
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i thought that was what it was used for?????
yeah.... i am not 100% on this... this is just what the internet keeps saying.

Personally... i use 100% PURE silicone without problems for eons.

For the last few years i have incorporated the spray.
 

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Car battery just a thin coat of Vaseline on + & - posts works 4 me
 

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