Originally Posted by OldCoot
No and I wouldn't have either. The terminals have never corroded with the plastic covered terminals in the 10 yrs I've had the truck.
To spread a little knowledge here, terminals corrode from venting gases/acid around the lead terminals where they meet the plastic casing. The doughnuts or smearing some dielectric grease, keeps the chance to a minimum near none. This, among other reasons is why you never lift a battery by its terminals using one of those terminal strap carriers. It weakens the terminal to plate connection and can cause a pronounced leak.
All this is evident if you spray the terminals with an acid detection battery cleaner and it turns from yellow to red indicating acid.
As far as what I did, we have been enjoying it for the last few days up in North Hudson, New York.