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Grease Is The Word

cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
edited March 2013 in Workshop
More car related than bike really, but I am about to put a new battery into my car and will need to grease the terminals. From what I can gather white lithium grease is what I need to apply.

Question is, would the Finish Line teflon grease I have for my bikes do the job? Do I need to use a more car specific type grease, or is a good grease a good grease?

Thanks for any advice.


  • Phil_DPhil_D Posts: 467
    Teflon doesn't conduct electricity
  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228

    Cheers Phil.
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Most car maintenance books suggest a thin coating of petroleum jelly. aka Vaseline.

    But any grease would do; it's not conducting anything it's just a surface coat to prevent corrosion. The clamps are already attached to the battery terminals.
  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    Thanks keef, I did actually use Vaseline. Guy in my local garage told me the same.
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