A while back I CORRECTLY posted that Dielectric Grease is an INSULATOR (that's still true) so I didn't like to coat wires with it prior to splicing, as I wanted metal to metal contact and NOT have insulating grease between. My method was to have clean bright shiny dry wires and then make my splice and AFTER THAT use dielectric grease or silicone etc to seal out air and moisture.
THAT WAS WRONG PERHAPS Hey I've been wrong before shocking lol
A buddy sent me this link so check it out
A corrected John T
That's just one of those good to know things we have come to expect from the people on GORV's Thanks for the update and sharing with us John T. I've always been a big fan of a product called Pentrox as well. I'ts used mainly on aluminum wire terminations but works good for copper too. I think it's conductive though and it also acts as a heat transfer compound. We used it in the mines almost exclusively. It stops the greenies on electrical connections.