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Austin

New Member
All great info Squid.



It's okay to put a light coating of dialectric grease on connections before bolting the lug down. That'll stop any rust from occurring.
 

krh2

Administrator
[quote name='Austin']All great info Squid.



It's okay to put a light coating of dialectric grease on connections before bolting the lug down.  That'll stop any rust from occurring.[/quote]



What is dialectric grease?
 
[quote name='krh2'][quote name='Austin']All great info Squid.



It's okay to put a light coating of dialectric grease on connections before bolting the lug down.  That'll stop any rust from occurring.[/quote]



What is dialectric grease?[/quote]

I am guessing it is a grease that will conduct electricity while inhibiting rust.
 

Austin

New Member
Whoops, I spelled it wrong...



Dielectric grease is used as a moisture barrier, to prevent corrosion or rusting. It doesn't conduct, but you will want to put it on all surfaces of a connection. When you tighten down the bolt it squeezes out the grease and forms a moisture barrier.



If you were using it on a connection like the frame piece and crimp lug in Squid's attachment in the first post, you'd apply dielectric grease on the bare metal of the frame, on the top and bottom of the circle lug, on the top and bottom of the washer (if you're using a washer), and on the bottom of the bolt head. Then when the connection is snugged down, all those surfaces will squeeze out the grease and have a good moisture barrier - so, that clean bare metal won't rust, and the connection will remain good.
 

Squid

New Member
[quote name='Austin']All great info Squid.



It's okay to put a light coating of dialectric grease on connections before bolting the lug down.  That'll stop any rust from occurring.[/quote]



Doh! Thanks bud, I appreciate it.
 

steves

New Member
Excellent post squid. The answer to my question seems to be "It will help if you have a problem." Which brings up another question "Do I have a problem?" I guess I could just spend the $40 on the kit and if I notice no difference, just say it's for my flux capacitor.
 
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