The problem with Vaseline as I have seen it is that it is often put on
too heavy and drips, it is also slightly corrosive. Yea, I know that does
not seem right, but I have both experienced it and seen other references to
It was the change in the material that the bulbs' bases and
the bulb sockets are made from. It used to be brass, but is
now aluminum, usually. Brass on brass is not too bad a
combination for bulbs and sockets, but al on al is terrible!
It galls (tends to cold-weld to its mating part).
There are electrically-conductive lubricants that can be
applied sparingly to the threads, that will make things much
better, in this regard. Just be sure not to bridge accross
the two conductors!
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