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Old 07-08-2018, 01:40 PM   #1
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battery terminal corrosion

Hi All:
I have corrosion on the + terminals of my 6V interstates. Have googled how to remove corrosion with baking soda but wanted to hear how you experts do it. Please advise. TIA
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A small wire brush and baking soda or Coke, baking soda to neutralize the acid and the brush to clean them, rinse well. I would suggest spraying with battery sealer when dry. There are 74,700 Youtube videos on the subject, take your pick.
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Clean the connections well with a wire brush and hook the cables back up. After that, coat the terminals with a generous blob of bearing grease making sure no metal is left exposed. Works beautifully

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FYI:

Any spatter will corrode, or make nice little holes in your clothes.
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Clean the connections well with a wire brush and hook the cables back up. After that, coat the terminals with a generous blob of bearing grease making sure no metal is left exposed. Works beautifully

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Dielectric grease would be a whole lot better as it does not conduct. Every trailer owner should have a bottle to protect the 7 way plug and socket as well as any other connections that might get damp.
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I don't get dielectric grease, you would think something that doesn't conduct smeared on electrical connections would interfere with the pin to socket connections.
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I don't get dielectric grease, you would think something that doesn't conduct smeared on electrical connections would interfere with the pin to socket connections.
proper electrical connectors are 'gas tight', so they squeeze the grease out of the way.
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I don't get dielectric grease, you would think something that doesn't conduct smeared on electrical connections would interfere with the pin to socket connections.

Yeah, that's what I thought, and that made me hesitant to use it. But it works, though.
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