Corroding battery cables

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by General Grounds, Nov 13, 2001.

  1. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,712

    Go back to the LeoS post of leakage around the terminals. Are those 2 batteries different brands or cheaper models?
  2. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Messages: 950

    Try the penny trick it really of the best uses left for the penny.
  3. Jay NineteenLM

    Jay NineteenLM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Use Anti-Seize. It conducts elec and works very well. Depending on the Mfg., some will state on the can to use on battery terminals.
    I cleaned the battery terminals on my truck 6 years ago and goobered the terminals up with anti-sieze. The battery went bad this year and when I removed it, the terminals looked like I had just cleaned them.
    I learned this when working for a JD dealer.


    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    Yeah,,, I use the penny method on my truck and wifes car and dont have any corrosion since then about two years ago now.. Cheap tricks... LOL
  5. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    While reading your "penny trick" , I thought you guys were joking. I've never heard of this, but I'm willing to try it.

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