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Old 30th Jul 2021, 2:53 pm   #1
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Greater Manchester, UK.
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Default Mains plug restoration

I often get equipment in for repair with the mains plug exhibiting incorrect fusing, occasionally incorrect wiring and often grubby.
If any parts are broken I will replace with a new plug, otherwise
I put the metal parts in vinegar, the plastic parts in dilute bleach.
The fuse is usually discarded and a new 1A to 3A fuse fitted.

The old plugs have a bit more character than some of the more modern ones.

Before and after pics attached.
Do others go to this extent or do you just put a new plug on?
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