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Old 08-28-2006, 06:31 PM
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The main advantage of the old style fuses is that they are color coded so you can tell at a glance what size each is. Additionally, it's easy to see burned out fuses. If your fuse panel cover fits tightly, you should not have corrosion problems even with copper. If the fuses get wet, they and the clips will corrode no matter what they're made of.

I don't know whether the silver-colored metal in some old-style fuses is aluminum or tinned copper. One of these days I'll take time to investigate.

Make sure the clips hold the fuses tightly. Old fuses can be cleaned up with fine sandpaper or steel wool and will work as well as new ones.


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