What do you use to clean the posts on the battery? Does petroleum jelly help afterwards?

I used petr. jelly before and the battery went dead.
Thanks comrades!

6 Responses to “What do you use to clean the posts on the battery? Does petroleum jelly help afterwards?”

  1. wrench161 Says:

    Clean your battery & posts with baking soda & a wire brush, not just the posts the entire top of the battery, give it a good 12 hr charge@2amps and have it load tested, if it’s good,then reinstall & apply dielectric grease after the connections are tight. petroleum products collect fine particles of metal/dirt/other conductive material & cause an amp draw across the dirt film on top of the battery.

  2. docbob222 Says:

    There is a specific wire tool you can buy or use any type of wire brush.Yes petroleum jelly will help them from corroding,just use a nice light film

  3. Silverstang Says:

    You can clean the battery posts with a battery post cleaner, a wire type brush made for the batteries. And no, you don’t use pet on the battery, just as you described would happen.

  4. mycoldfeet Says:

    I use 3M pad, and for a couple bucks the parts store has a long lasting spray to keep it from corroding.

  5. pwinche1 Says:

    you can also por a can of coke on them. To keep them from crod again stick a penny in the post

  6. Steve S Says:

    WIRE BRUSH BAKING SODA EATS CORROSION AWAY ALSO PETROLIOM JELLY HELPS CORROSION BUILD UP