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#1842755 - 04/02/10 05:52 PM Preventing Battery Terminal Corrosion
SuperBusa Offline


Registered: 03/01/09
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Loc: WA
What's the best way to prevent it from starting?

Do those treated felt donuts that you can put on the battery posts really work?
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#1842762 - 04/02/10 06:00 PM Re: Preventing Battery Terminal Corrosion [Re: SuperBusa]
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There is this spray that looks like red paint. Works really well.
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#1842765 - 04/02/10 06:02 PM Re: Preventing Battery Terminal Corrosion [Re: Colt45ws]
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You will not get corrosion unless the post is leaking
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#1842778 - 04/02/10 06:12 PM Re: Preventing Battery Terminal Corrosion [Re: Bluestream]
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Spray Fluid film on the posts and you wont have any problems unless the battery is leaking.
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#1842779 - 04/02/10 06:13 PM Re: Preventing Battery Terminal Corrosion [Re: Bluestream]
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You will not get SEVERE corrosion unless a post is leaking. The vapors being expelled past the vents will cause light corrosion, even with the battery being in good condition.

According to what I read here, the felt washers work really well. I have never used them myself, I just apply a bit of baking soda mixed into dielectric grease.
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#1842780 - 04/02/10 06:14 PM Re: Preventing Battery Terminal Corrosion [Re: Colt45ws]
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Registered: 12/16/09
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Loc: minneapolis mn
+ 1 on the spray, must be cleaned & neutralized first. Side post sucks.
Originally Posted By: Colt45ws
There is this spray that looks like red paint. Works really well.
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#1842784 - 04/02/10 06:20 PM Re: Preventing Battery Terminal Corrosion [Re: willix]
Colt45ws Offline


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Yeah, if there is already a build up it must be removed.
+1 on the side post. The Montana had an intermittent no-start. Pulled the cabled and they were corroded all to [censored]. Ended up cutting that stupid rubber off the end and cleaning it real well.


Edited by Colt45ws (04/02/10 06:21 PM)
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#1842791 - 04/02/10 06:23 PM Re: Preventing Battery Terminal Corrosion [Re: willix]
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Registered: 03/23/09
Posts: 81
Loc: Misssissippi Gulf Coast
Just put some grease around and top of the post !!!

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#1842796 - 04/02/10 06:30 PM Re: Preventing Battery Terminal Corrosion [Re: Colt45ws]
Seguino Offline


Registered: 11/28/09
Posts: 311
Loc: Vancouver BC
Originally Posted By: Colt45ws
There is this spray that looks like red paint. Works really well.


NOCO NCP-2 Battery Protectant. The Interstate battery distributor gave me a can when I bought 4 batteries for my truck 15 years ago. Still have it and use it on every battery. Works great.

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#1842798 - 04/02/10 06:31 PM Re: Preventing Battery Terminal Corrosion [Re: MrOctober44]
Ursae_Majoris Offline


Registered: 03/28/09
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Felt washer from walmart. Then coat the post with dielectric grease, put on and tighten the clamp, cover the clamp with dielectric grease as well.

Vaseline works too, but it has a tendency to run in the hot climate.
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#1842799 - 04/02/10 06:32 PM Re: Preventing Battery Terminal Corrosion [Re: MrOctober44]
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CRC Battery Terminal Protector. It's a spray and works great.
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#1842834 - 04/02/10 06:58 PM Re: Preventing Battery Terminal Corrosion [Re: tig1]
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What kind of battery is it sealed or can it be filled and what is the electrolite level. Is the battery an EXIDE?. All you can really do is get those felt washers that go under the terminals.
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#1842888 - 04/02/10 07:44 PM Re: Preventing Battery Terminal Corrosion [Re: Steve S]
SuperBusa Offline


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Originally Posted By: Steve S
What kind of battery is it sealed or can it be filled and what is the electrolite level. Is the battery an EXIDE?. All you can really do is get those felt washers that go under the terminals.


The two cell covers can be removed to add water if needed. They are recessed in the top of the battery. The battery is a new EverStart-MAXX I just got from Walmart. It is made/distributed by Excide per label on the battery ... does the brand matter, or is there something about the Excide I should know?
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#1842891 - 04/02/10 07:47 PM Re: Preventing Battery Terminal Corrosion [Re: willix]
mechanicx Offline


Registered: 10/23/09
Posts: 8576
Loc: Ohio
The side post never corrode unless the post is leaking. that's why GM put them on the side. But they really so suck if the terminals leak. I've seen side post that are almost 30 years old with no corrosion. I think though that a bunch of bad side post batteries were manafactured in the recent past.

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#1842929 - 04/02/10 08:19 PM Re: Preventing Battery Terminal Corrosion [Re: mechanicx]
Ike_Clanton Offline


Registered: 03/16/10
Posts: 155
Loc: Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: mechanicx
The side post never corrode unless the post is leaking. that's why GM put them on the side.


Bzzzzzzzt. Fail.

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