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I'm taking Phantom's advice and I'm cleaning the electrical contacts on the thermal sensors hooked to my thermostat housing.

Here's my problem: I can't figure out what kind of tool to use to clean the contacts. The brittle plastic housing around them won't allow me to get on them with a Dremel wire brush, and they're too small to get into them with much of anything. I tried cutting one of my wife's cardboard fingernail files, but it disintegrated.

Anyone have any ideas?

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> What about sand paper or a nale file (metel)
> hehe after u use it you can give it to your
> wife

I simply used a good solvent (wd40 will work). If you have to use an abrasive surface, try using a small flathead screwdriver ar awl punch. I only suggest this because of it's convience(?spelling), and cost effectiveness. I recently cleaned pretty much all of the connections under the hood of my 78. I used a very small wire brush, some WD40, and di-electric grease(in assembly). everything works fine.
 

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> I simply used a good solvent (wd40 will
> work). If you have to use an abrasive
> surface, try using a small flathead
> screwdriver ar awl punch. I only suggest
> this because of it's convience(?spelling),
> and cost effectiveness. I recently cleaned
> pretty much all of the connections under the
> hood of my 78. I used a very small wire
> brush, some WD40, and di-electric grease(in
> assembly). everything works fine.

I use a thin strip of fine sandpaper looped over the tip of a very small screwdriver. It's a bitch to clean all those contacts. But man, it makes a world of difference.

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> I'm taking Phantom's advice and I'm cleaning
> the electrical contacts on the thermal
> sensors hooked to my thermostat housing.

> Here's my problem: I can't figure out what
> kind of tool to use to clean the contacts.
> The brittle plastic housing around them
> won't allow me to get on them with a Dremel
> wire brush, and they're too small to get
> into them with much of anything. I tried
> cutting one of my wife's cardboard
> fingernail files, but it disintegrated.

> Anyone have any ideas?

Have you tried cutting the cardboard nail file with diagonal cutters? I have done this before and was able to shape them with out much trouble to clean contacts in lighting equipement.

Ken

> -Rob
 

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What about contact cleaner??

Its some spray on stuff. Does it really work?? You spray it on, then it evaporates in a few seconds. It comes in a little, low pressure areosol can. I don't see how it would get dirt of. Maybe I'll try it.
 
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