Originally Posted by JwUoNoG
The battery's brand new. I'm gonna buy some new terminals, and then get some of that red goop stuff. I'm also gonna get some terminal protector things, I don't have those right now.
Take that, battery terminal corrosion.
One thing not mentioned is overcharging which causes out gassing and the vapors condense on various parts.
Yes it's best if you remove the terminals from the battery and use a proper cleaning tool for both the posts and terminals, use the baking soda for cleaning the salts. Wash the crud out of the battery box and surrounding area, dry things off and use the color coded corrosion inhibotor pads or attach cables, positive first ... right. Then use the foaming red stuff (baking soda, red dye, and light grease??) If aerosol lithium grease is cheaper then used that for you will have plenty to lube all your hinges, locks, latches for the next year.
Do monitor battery voltage static and after 1/2 hour plus of driving every few days for as mentioned above you could have an overchaging condition.