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Old 08-19-2011, 12:13 AM   #1
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Anyone have any experience to share about LPS3 for reducing corrosion on electricals and what widespread retailer carries it?
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:55 AM   #2
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Never heard of it, but I've used Corrosion Block for years with great success. Made for electrical connections, I use it on everything from battery terminals to the electrical distrubution box. Every fuse, light bulb base, etc. gets a coat before being installed. Spray it in the plugs and sockets for shore power cords about quarterly to keep them clean.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:35 AM   #3
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I've seen and used their products on a lot of commercial ships. Works well and seems to last. I don't know who supplies it directly, but most things I have found through the internet. jdindustrialsupply.com has it.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:36 AM   #4
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I also use Corrosion Block. Whatever I do on the boat, generally I have a can sitting next to me for spritzing anything electrical. I also use it for coating any metal I see corrosion on in the boat. I never heard of the LPS3 stuff.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:14 AM   #5
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Re: Lps3

LPS-3 leaves a slightly greasy or waxy coating. I used it in my shop for metal parts exposed to moisture knowing I'll have to wipe them clean before handling much. While never used CB, I think it would be a better product for electrical protection.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:56 AM   #6
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LPS products are very high quality, and found at many locations in the NW. The local hardware store carries the full line. LPS 1 is a dry film lubricant/penetrant, like WD40, but will evaporate over time. Then there is LPS 2, which is a wet film lubricant. LPS 3 is a rust/corrosion inhibitor, very much like Corrosion Block.
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:17 PM   #7
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Thanks.* I picked up a can of LPS 1 and of*LPS 3 at Ace Hardware today.* They were out of LPS 2.
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Anyone have any experience to share about LPS3 for reducing corrosion on electricals and what widespread retailer carries it?
*LPS3 is good protection against corrosion BUT it leaves a waxy residue (which is what protects against the corrosion) and dirt finds and adheres to this like crazy.* On the advice of the dealer from whom we bought our 17' Arima many years ago the first thing we did when we got the boat home was give a heavy coating of LPS3 to every fastener on the boat trailer as well as the springs and hubs.* The dealer said this would go a long way toward preventing rust and corrosion--- however, he said the trailer would soon be pretty unsightly as every fastener, wheel hub, spring, etc . would soon have a heavy black coating of dirt around it.* We continue to coat the trailer fasteners, springs, hubs, etc with LPS3 once a year and it had done a great, if ugly, job for the 24 years we've owned the boat.

That said, I believe there are better products on the market for electrical connections than LPS3.* We use dielectric grease on our shorepower connector contacts, for example.* It should not be applied to the conductive surfaces of the contacts, however.


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