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Old 08-25-2014, 12:56 PM   #1
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6 Volt Batteries

I,am replacing 4 trojan batteries that lasted 4 yrs.I have heard interstate are as good??? Also what coating should I use on the batt tray.
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:08 PM   #2
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Interstate golf cart batteries are ok. Interstate doesn't make batteries, but they get their 6v's from US Battery and that's a good manufacturer. Sam's Club and Costco have decent 6v's in their private label brands too.
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Old 08-25-2014, 02:01 PM   #3
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Cheap paint...

Clean the tray as best you can.

If you can get it out better.

Sams has spray oven cleaner 3 bottles for 9 bucks that will strip to bare metal.

Scrub it with paint thinner.

Then get a few cans of buck a can rattle paint and paint many coats.

The paint seals what is left and the acid will not hurt it.

Then rinse anytime you are washing.
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Old 08-25-2014, 03:32 PM   #4
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My interestates lasted 9 years but if your Trojan's only made it 4.. I'd want to have either the system or your practices inspected by an expert.

Trojan is supposed to be BETTER than interstate

Currently trying DEKA here (Made in the USA of lead smelted in the USA)

But I'd have no problem recommending any of the three brands named in this post. NOTE: I abused my Interstates some.
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I also would be looking into why the Trojans only lasted four years.
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Run them down close to dead a few times, I can see them living a short life.

BTW.... I made this statment for the benefit of others reading this thread. I have no idea how the original poster cared for his deep cycles.
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I recommend and used POR-15 for the battery tray. Way, way better than a simple paint. Google it and you'll see why. The absolute best thing out there, a little messy putting it down, but well worth it. Get the kit that has the multi step application.
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POR 15 is a good choice, but you have to clean up the tray first. Without decent prep, POR isn't much better than any paint. And once you get all the grime and rust off, most any anti-rust protection paint will do a decent job.
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You need to neutralize all the acid on the tray before applying any coating. Use baking soda made to a paste with water brush on tray, keep applying it till it stop foaming. Rinse real good with water.

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After you clean it up and paint it, pour 4 oz. of mineral oil in each cell of your 6 volt batteries and there will be no corrosion. I do get a light oily coating with dust on my batteries that I wipe off monthly. My 4 golf cart batteries with mineral oil have been working good for 3 years now.

(2 oz in each cell in 12 volt batteries)

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Years really have little to do with anything. All batteries will have a finite number of cycles. Called cycle life.
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After you clean it up and paint it, pour 4 oz. of mineral oil in each cell of your 6 volt batteries and there will be no corrosion. I do get a light oily coating with dust on my batteries that I wipe off monthly. My 4 golf cart batteries with mineral oil have been working good for 3 years now.

(2 oz in each cell in 12 volt batteries)

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I did this in 2004 in our present 2002 DSDP (Interstate U-2200's). The batteries lasted just under 10 years and still had decent life in them but we were headed out on a trip and I didn't want trouble on the road.
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POR 15 is a good choice, but you have to clean up the tray first. Without decent prep, POR isn't much better than any paint. And once you get all the grime and rust off, most any anti-rust protection paint will do a decent job.

As I said, if you buy the KIT it will come with a multi step cleaner as well to completely prepare the surface. That's why I recommended the KIT.
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I recommend a watering system, no more acid spilling.
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