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How Do I Replace/Repair Socapex Pins That Have Corroded?

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by RedGreenBlue132, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. RedGreenBlue132

    RedGreenBlue132 Member

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    I need to know If and how it is possible to replace or repair individual socapex pins without buying a whole new cable or replacing the entire end. If so where can I buy just the pins and how do I go about replacing them. Thanks in advance!
  2. ScottT

    ScottT Active Member

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    Yes, you can.

    Not sure where you can buy them (I've always had enough spare parts lying around when I needed to repair a socapex head)
  3. JCarroll

    JCarroll Member

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    Depends on the brand of connector.

    I dont think you can buy just the pins, but dont quote me on that.
  4. tdrga

    tdrga Active Member

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    Your best bet would be to contact the dealer that you bought the cables from. If that's not possible, then get as much information off of the connector as possible: brand and model numbers, etc.- and call a good theatrical dealer.

    You may have to buy specialized tools as well- a pin inserter, remover and crimper set can run in the $500 range. If your pins are soldered, then you'll need a beefy soldering iron or gun.

    -Todd
  5. gafftapegreenia

    gafftapegreenia CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    As a note, you can send any brand of soca with any Brandon connector to LEX Products where they will replace the ends with their new over molded flex grip connectors. I have used them and I Am a fan.
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    techieman33 Well-Known Member

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    With the corrosion problems that he is having that's probably the last thing he wants.
  7. gafftapegreenia

    gafftapegreenia CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    Depends if it is salt water corrosion or arcing.

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