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    auto battery terminals

    After a while auto battery terminals tend to get rusty looking with other junk on them. What is something in the house which I might have that can safely clean that crap off with?

    Thanks all.

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    I got a copper or something brush form somewhere for them.

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    Baking powder mixed with water...

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    In a pinch a can of classic coke or plain tap water, soap and a old tooth brush. That is until you can get the metal battery terminal post hole cleaner and a very small amout of grease, to clean em right.
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    I think this should be moved to the automotive forum!

    Interesting, how a forum mod posts in the thread as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by downhill View Post
    Baking powder mixed with water...
    isn't it baking soda ?

    or do both work ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    isn't it baking soda ?
    It is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by downhill View Post
    Baking powder mixed with water...
    Baking Powder?
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    Auto Zone has a battery terminal cleaner (wire brush) that you can pick up for a few bucks. Works like a charm

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    I got a can of battery terminal spray..cleans and prevents it from building up.. its very cheap and is kinda a yellowish tint to it.

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    Who cleans battery terminals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    Who cleans battery terminals?
    people who's cars do not start

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    people who's cars do not start
    Oh, ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    Who cleans battery terminals?
    Hot chicks clean terminals all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    Hot chicks clean terminals all the time
    Hmmmm.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    Hot chicks clean terminals all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    Who cleans battery terminals?
    battery terminal cleaners ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    battery terminal cleaners ?
    ya don't know, do ya?

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    Like was mentioned a bit of Coke or Pepsi works great if there's a bunch of gunk.

    Get a brass battery brush cheap just about anywhere. Watch your eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    Like was mentioned a bit of Coke or Pepsi works great if there's a bunch of gunk.

    Get a brass battery brush cheap just about anywhere. Watch your eyes.
    those red and black felt chemical soaked rings for the terminal work perfect to prevent that corosion

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