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    Default How Do You Clean The Corrosion From Bulb Sockets?

    I was looking at a light socket this weekend and it is a bit corroded. Someone suggested soaking it in a vinegar water solution and then using an emery board. Is that a viable solution?

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    Default Re: How Do You Clean The Corrosion From Bulb Sockets?

    Quote Originally Posted by JAS View Post
    Someone suggested soaking it in a vinegar water solution and then using an emery board.
    The vinegar solution (or just full-strength white vinegar) and a soft toothbrush would work. Be careful to rinse it fully with water afterwards and then with isopropyl alcohol to dry it out (because some of the vinegar may creep into the wiring pigtail. The emery board may scrape up the contacts too much making it more likely to corrode again later.

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