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Lightbulb Electrical Grease Recommendations

Ok, being a parts guy. I have been asked repeatedly which company makes the best anti-corrosion sealing grease for lights and connectors etc. Well, I couldn't tell you the best. However there are different instances where some I would recommend something different than a grease for connections.

Any how, I would like some input from truckers, ASE techs, small shop owners, ANYONE. I don't have enough time to buy and test all the stuff out there and I figure I would start a thread for people looking for input on what use in certain applications and see which brand does a good job or which does a terrible job. Best product pretty much by testimonial from all you out there that maintain your own or do it for a living.

I sell truck-lite, Grote and Permatex electrical greases at my work and personally I don't have preference but I have used Permatex's product and have not seen anything real bad about their electrical grease. I think Its alright. Fluid film will do a good job on more exposed areas but the biggest problem I have seen time and time again is the connections at the lights themselves and butt connectors with a good crimp and sealed with shrink tube sometimes.

Helping make the best decision in buying a products for an electrical problem involving the color green and etc. Post your experiences!!!! I am interested in seeing how many brands can and can't do the job.

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Ok, being a parts guy. I have been asked repeatedly which company makes the best anti-corrosion sealing grease for lights and connectors etc. Well, I couldn't tell you the best. However there are different instances where some I would recommend something different than a grease for connections.

Any how, I would like some input from truckers, ASE techs, small shop owners, ANYONE. I don't have enough time to buy and test all the stuff out there and I figure I would start a thread for people looking for input on what use in certain applications and see which brand does a good job or which does a terrible job. Best product pretty much by testimonial from all you out there that maintain your own or do it for a living.

I sell truck-lite, Grote and Permatex electrical greases at my work and personally I don't have preference but I have used Permatex's product and have not seen anything real bad about their electrical grease. I think Its alright. Fluid film will do a good job on more exposed areas but the biggest problem I have seen time and time again is the connections at the lights themselves and butt connectors with a good crimp and sealed with shrink tube sometimes.

Helping make the best decision in buying a products for an electrical problem involving the color green and etc. Post your experiences!!!! I am interested in seeing how many brands can and can't do the job.
I use a Dow/Corning product but cannot remember the number although 432 sounds familiar. When you purchase 20 pound tubs it goes a long way as far as time......
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Some of this fell off a truck a long time ago so I inherited my lifetime supply of 5-6 tubes. I use it on most electrical connections that will be subjected to moisture. Very nice stuff.
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That is the stuff; 432 is an RTV based adhesive used on circuit cards.
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If it says Dow or Dow Corning it's a top shelf product. Some crazy Chemist's up in Midland, MI.

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If it says Dow or Dow Corning it's a top shelf product. Some crazy Chemist's up in Midland, MI.
Has a price to match also.
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Has a price to match also.
As I explain to customers in my line of work there is the cost to buy and the cost to use with all products. High quality products cost more to develop, manufacture and distribute/support.

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As I explain to customers in my line of work there is the cost to buy and the cost to use with all products. High quality products cost more to develop, manufacture and distribute/support.
While true these folks were snagged in a scheme selling this product to the government to the tune of $400.00 plus a tube which was found to be exhorbitant. Once the "mistake" was realized, the price dropped considerably....

It is good stuff however being used extensively in air, and waterborne craft. The product also works very well if jacketed against dust, but it's like a magnet to airborne debris.
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Never heard of that product. Where exactly can you purchase this brand of grease? Certain stores I am sure besides online?

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Never heard of that product. Where exactly can you purchase this brand of grease? Certain stores I am sure besides online?
I'll look you up list of vendors. It is not marketed as an over the counter product as displayed.
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