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  • Remove the crystals and gray discoloration with fine (300 grit) wet/dry sandpaper dipped in mineral spirits. Don't try to polish the aluminum; simply rub it until it's bright again. Wipe down the metal with a clean rag and some mineral spirits to remove grime and debris left from the sandpaper. Allow the aluminum to dry. Apply a thin coating of a special grease that is made for aluminum wiring and conductors to prevent further corrosion. Apply this grease at least once a year thereafter. The anto-corrosion grease is called NO-OX and is especially made to prevent corrosion on any type of Aluminum conductor of electricity This NO-OX grease is available from any hardware store in a tube in the electrical section.
  • Posted on Mar 27, 2011

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      yadayada Mar 27, 2011

      And of course NEVER WORK on a live panel, shut the power off.

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