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Battery Terminal Protectant

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by dirt digger, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    Battery Terminal Protectant??

    Do you guys put anything on your battery terminals? I just cleaned mine because they were all corroded and thought about maybe putting equipment bearing grease on them, will this help?...what do you put on yours?
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2005
  2. LDA

    LDA Member
    Messages: 38

    Fliud film works great...got mine from the free sample offer, just bought some more.
  3. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    i have a tub of dielectric grease I smear all over them. I also cut off all the plastic crap GM puts on the ends and use a bolt with a nut to clamp better.
  4. mmwb

    mmwb Senior Member
    from wyoming
    Messages: 114

    I've been useing the dielectric grease as well, though fluid film may replace that. If you want something that won't come off on the sleeve of your coat the first time you need to reach across the top of the battery...the autoparts store has some stuff for spraying over and around the distributor cap to keep moisture out. It sets up as it dries and will seal the terminals/clamps.
  5. 85F150

    85F150 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    there is actually a battery terminal grease that allows electric to flow through. Be careful with the Dielectric grease as it is non conductive and you might be with a vehicle that won't start.
  6. Dirt_Werx

    Dirt_Werx Senior Member
    from MASS
    Messages: 130

    although the name escapes me at the moment there is an aresol spray that coats the battery connections with a thick red coating, can also be used for various others such as starter solinoid ect. ill post the name when it comes to me
  7. LINY Rob

    LINY Rob Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    im pretty sure that red spray is just called Battery Terminal spray

    I used some synthetic grease last year, still looks like the day I put it on there, even on the exposed plow.
  8. Fastech

    Fastech Junior Member
    Messages: 29

  9. lorentzlawnsnow

    lorentzlawnsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    that red stuff is the best.
  10. markq

    markq Member
    Messages: 47

    I wonder........

    I saw some stuff the other day at Wally's world in a little bottle, it was liquid electrical tape.......do you think tis would work?
  11. Fastech

    Fastech Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    The Permatex Battery Sealer is red and you spray it on the terminals. Works great.
  12. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    no- net well. temp outside it too low and it's not ment for that.

    Use the terminal spray or Fluid Film. The terminal spray is acid neutralising so I would recomend that once your posts start gassing. Any good auto parts store should have a can- it will last for years.
  13. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    hey, thanks guys for all the help...i went into Pep Boys and they didnt have any of the red stuff...or grease for that matter..so i'm gonna go to the local auto store down the road tomorrow.
  14. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Pep Boys Auto Zone they all suck !!! Support your local Napa. I boycotted all the cut rate dumps, they never "EVER" have what I need including oil for the diesel . I mean what the frig man, there a parts store and they dont have didly.
    Fluid Film is great and so Is dielectric grease. Allways grease up the plow and spreader connections every time as well.
  15. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    You know Pep Boys has been around since the 1920's? got a can of "Good as Gold" water pump grease from 1933 sitting on my desk!
    Napa is WAY overpriced in my area, Autozone usually has what I need. CAP too. Go with who has what you need for what you want to pay. No need to pay an extra $100 for a starter just to support the "local " Napa guys IMHO.
  16. LINY Rob

    LINY Rob Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    I got to my local rebuilder to get my starters and alternators.
    At least they know what they are looking at, god forbid the kid at the counter at Pep Boys cant figure out where the part is in the computer
  17. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    My local Napa is the same way, over priced. I buy nothing from them unless I need it and they are the only place that has it. I get better prices from my local GM dealer
  18. john-boy

    john-boy Member
    Messages: 56

    spray gasket sealant by permatex works very well, almost the same as "the red stuff"
  19. 78W200

    78W200 Member
    Messages: 62

    I use those little felt washers they sell you when you buy a new battery , believe it or not they work pretty good and there is no mess.
  20. drplow

    drplow Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    i used that red spray. seems to stay real sticky and does not dry. i could have sworn that it was supposed to dry hard and seal out everything.