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Old 12-22-2005, 11:57 AM   #1
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Best and easy way to clean corrosion off battery terminals?

Any solutions.. my old winter car has some corrosion on the battery terminals, anything that I can pour on it and it'll clean it right off? cause its too damn cold to stand outside and try to scrub it off... Thx
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Re: Best and easy way to clean corrosion off battery terminals?

pepsi
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Re: Best and easy way to clean corrosion off battery terminals?

I picked up a can of battery terminal corrosion cleaner (or some such shit) at Wally World for a few bucks a while back.
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Re: Best and easy way to clean corrosion off battery terminals?

Quote: Originally Posted by BIG MIKE @ GAUGE
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I prefer Coke.
Old 12-22-2005, 12:13 PM   #5
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Re: Best and easy way to clean corrosion off battery terminals?

A wire brush
Old 12-22-2005, 12:15 PM   #6
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Re: Best and easy way to clean corrosion off battery terminals?

the best way is a combination of baking soda and water. It will eat that shit right off of the terminal.
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Re: Best and easy way to clean corrosion off battery terminals?

also when its clean if you put a penny between the terminlas the corrision will build up on that instead and you can just keep changing penny
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Re: Best and easy way to clean corrosion off battery terminals?

They sell this red spray shit for like 97cents to coat your terminals. Works well.
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Re: Best and easy way to clean corrosion off battery terminals?

i've heard coke, but i don't want the sticky left haha, ill have ates all over
Old 12-22-2005, 05:55 PM   #10
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Re: Best and easy way to clean corrosion off battery terminals?

Quote: Originally Posted by 383st
the best way is a combination of baking soda and water. It will eat that shit right off of the terminal.
This is easiest way.Nearly everyone has what they need at home.
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Re: Best and easy way to clean corrosion off battery terminals?

Quote: Originally Posted by 383st
the best way is a combination of baking soda and water. It will eat that shit right off of the terminal.
the best way to do it...
Old 12-22-2005, 11:41 PM   #12
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Re: Best and easy way to clean corrosion off battery terminals?

yeah baking soda works best, coat your terminals with some di-electic or di-electric grease cant think of how its spelled but the stuff works good, you can get it in a spray can at any autoparts store
Old 12-23-2005, 08:20 PM   #13
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Re: Best and easy way to clean corrosion off battery terminals?

i wish i knew that a long time ago with the baking powder, my battery was corroding away on the pos terminal, i would have done the baking soda and then the penny trick. but my battery died so i got a yellow top optima, now i guess id ont have to worry about it.....
i stood there with a drill and a wire brush bit, practically ginded it away........i dont suggest this because it turns the blue battery powder into dust, into the air, while i sit there breathing it in......ill prolly get cancer later on
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Re: Best and easy way to clean corrosion off battery terminals?

Get a New battery!!


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