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.
-- Edited by Marin on Monday 22nd of August 2011 12:45:51 PM