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I am cleaning up the electric wiring of my 2 cars (69 Alfa Spider Veloce and 60 Buick Electra).
Here is a picture of the worst piece (fuse box from electra) but I find this a bit everywhere on my cars when I bought them (probably sat outside for long periods).
The contacts are badly corroded and seem to have peeling shiny material. I am losing some kind of plating.
How do I clean these up ?
Sand/file through to bare metal ?
How do I keep it from corroding again ? Is it necessary to replate ?
I have heard everything from vinegar to baking soda as miracle solutions to clean it !

Thanks to all for any good idea............
 

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Spray an oxidation solvent on the metal parts of the fuse block, particularly the fuse terminals. Rub any rust and corrosion off with steel wool. Repeat the process of spraying the cleaner on and then scrubbing off any rust and corrosion with the steel wool. Dry the fuse block with a clean, dry rag.
 

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I think you better use a piece of sand paper and rub the rust first....
 

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That's enough corrosion! Haven't seen that except on a car that was underwater (salt water at that) in a hurricane. You could have corrosion in the wiring itself as well if that's the case.

Robert
 
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