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Old 17 March 2014, 04:50   #1
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Battery Terminal Connectors Protection Question

Im currently examing all my wiring and replacing corroded connections, including the terminal connectors on the battery leads, from forum members experience what is the best method of helping to keep corrosion from salt water away from the battery terminals, ive heard of some people using vasaline to coat over once connected to the battery, does this work or is there any better method ?

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Old 17 March 2014, 05:55   #2
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I use this on all connections seems to work well

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Old 17 March 2014, 07:12   #3
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I use a battery terminal spray from my local motor factors.

Sprays on and turns to a waxy substance to protect terminal/post. If the battery leaks the wax turns a different colour to indicate a problem.

I've never chucked acid on it to check.
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I use Dilectic grease. But A1an's solution sounds better as my grease can make a mess if you touch it.
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Have been using a spray can of motorcycle chain oil on all bare electrical connections and linkages for years.

Probably not as good an option as the other suggestions but has been working a charm so far.

We only started using it because I had a can lying around and we found it really sticks.
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Old 17 March 2014, 15:37   #6
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Vaseline, or petroleum jelly, is a well used method and works well, just don't use too much and remember to clean it off and re-apply each season for best results
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Been told that Vaseline in the aerial base stops that corroding too. Evidently loads of aerial bases on the A Frame corrode and VHF range drops to bu**er all.
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U might consider marine silicone on all bare areas of battery connectors right up to the battery connector screw-downs. Seal them and corrison won't be a problem or messy.
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I use ACF-50 on battery terminals and all other electrical connections on board, and indeed anything metallic under the engine cover I don't want to go rusty

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