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HRD

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Something I do on small rusted parts, is clean them with a brass wire brush.

Brass is softer than steel, and it leaves a thin coating on the rusted part, which adds a bit of corrosion protection.

This works really good on switchgear.

I have several used, OEM switches, but all of them have something wrong. So I completely disassemble them, mix and match parts, but mostly it's to clean everything really well.

I had one that was completely frozen on the light switch, and the kill switch would barely move in one direction, but not at all in the other. There is a tiny spring and check ball on each part of the switch which tends to get stuck with dirt and dried grease. The little steel parts also become rusted.

Not going into how to disassemble the switch, just showing what a brass brush will do for the rusted parts.

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These parts are brass, so not much difference here, they're just cleaner now.

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Good tip! Thanks for sharing.
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