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Best Battery Terminal Corrosion Preventer? #4594248
12/04/17 06:47 PM
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Midwest USA
LoneRanger Offline OP
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What's your favorite corrosion prevention product to spray or brush onto the battery terminals of your car, truck, van, or SUV?



'09 Subaru Forester ...................(QS HM 5W30)
'16 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 .....(ENI i-Ride PG 10W60)
Re: Best Battery Terminal Corrosion Preventer? [Re: LoneRanger] #4594257
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n.c.
gman2304 Offline
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Batteries plus spray corrosion preventer.

Re: Best Battery Terminal Corrosion Preventer? [Re: LoneRanger] #4594261
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I like the red & green treated felt washers.


"Think of all the Ford owners who will someday want an automobile." John Dodge

Re: Best Battery Terminal Corrosion Preventer? [Re: LoneRanger] #4594264
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Get a sealed battery and you don't need any. Other than that Vaseline works great.


2008 Hyundai Accent 1.6L 5 sp manual hatchback
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Track 2L Turbo 6sp manual
Re: Best Battery Terminal Corrosion Preventer? [Re: LoneRanger] #4594273
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NO-OX-ID is the best money can buy

Re: Best Battery Terminal Corrosion Preventer? [Re: LoneRanger] #4594276
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Gardnerville, Nv
390pi Offline
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Wheel bearing grease.


2015 Ram 2500 4x4 6.7L CTD
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 Diesel
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.6
2000 Chev Suburban 2500 6.0

Re: Best Battery Terminal Corrosion Preventer? [Re: LoneRanger] #4594280
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The best corrosion prevention product is to move the battery out of the engine compartment.

Re: Best Battery Terminal Corrosion Preventer? [Re: Merkava_4] #4594285
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
The best corrosion prevention product is to move the battery out of the engine compartment.


That is usually good for weight distribution, too. Put the battery in a sealed box behind the passenger seat. Racecar.


2017 Ford Fiesta 1.0T - Valvoline SynPower 5W-20, Motorcraft FL910S
1988 GMC K1500 4.3/700R4 - Supertech 15W-40, Fram TG3980
1986 Ford Ranger 2.0 - uhh
Re: Best Battery Terminal Corrosion Preventer? [Re: thastinger] #4594303
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LoneRanger Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: thastinger
NO-OX-ID is the best money can buy


What is NO-OX-ID and what attributes does it have that seem to make it superior?



'09 Subaru Forester ...................(QS HM 5W30)
'16 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 .....(ENI i-Ride PG 10W60)
Re: Best Battery Terminal Corrosion Preventer? [Re: LoneRanger] #4594319
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline
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Avoid batteries that are "leakers". Most grease including Vaseline will do a pretty good job. But if the seal between the case and post is damaged then there is not a good chance any corrosion preventer will help much.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Best Battery Terminal Corrosion Preventer? [Re: LoneRanger] #4594320
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dogememe Offline
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AGM batteries, problem solved.


2007 Crown Vic P71 4.6 ~126K Miles, Royal Purple HPS 5W-30, Royal Purple Filter, Daily Driver, 5K OCIs.
2010 Escape FWD 2.5 ~84K Miles, Castrol Edge EP 5W-30, Wix Filter, Rented on Turo, 10-15K OCIs.
Re: Best Battery Terminal Corrosion Preventer? [Re: LoneRanger] #4594341
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Lemon Pledge Furniture Polish. The only downside is that your battery will look like brand new on the shelf waiting to be installed on the day it dies.

My OEM 03 4Runner battery lasted 11 or 12 years and I had to tell the guy at the recycle place not to try and sell, that it really was gone.

Laugh, but then try it. Be a big spender and if you don't like a shiny new looking battery give the rest to your wife.

Re: Best Battery Terminal Corrosion Preventer? [Re: LoneRanger] #4594344
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FL USA
Blueskies123 Offline
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I spent $250 on a top of the line AGM battery for my V8 Expedition. It died 4 years and one month after I bought it.

Re: Best Battery Terminal Corrosion Preventer? [Re: LoneRanger] #4594350
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San Antonio, TX
E150GT Offline
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battery felt pads and dielectric grease smeared on after the connection is made. Then if it fits, a plastic cover to keep dirt off the grease. Ive posted this pic before but here is my mazda.

20170602_182509 by JOHN, on Flickr


1984 Mercedes-Benz 300SD - 100k
1995 F150 XL 4.9 reg cab 5MT - 251k 5w30
2016 Mazda6 Touring 6MT - 57k 10w30
2006 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8 31k 5w30
Re: Best Battery Terminal Corrosion Preventer? [Re: LoneRanger] #4594354
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San Antonio, TX
E150GT Offline
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and checking regularly for corrosion. I have seen where if left too long,it eats the terminal beyond repair and replacing battery terminals and cables in newer cars looks expensive and difficult. Corrosion was left so long I had to replace the complete cables in my truck, but besides being expensive to have custom cables made, it wasn't too hard as it is an older truck without a lot of frills and lots of working room.


1984 Mercedes-Benz 300SD - 100k
1995 F150 XL 4.9 reg cab 5MT - 251k 5w30
2016 Mazda6 Touring 6MT - 57k 10w30
2006 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8 31k 5w30
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