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Old 09-11-2013, 07:42 AM   #1
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battery box area and batteries

I always use baking soda you all have so many new ideas i didnt know about thought i would ask this one is this the best way to clean all the acid off everything ??

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Baking soda on batteries is the ticket

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I always use baking soda you all have so many new ideas i didnt know about thought i would ask this one is this the best way to clean all the acid off everything ??
A little baking soda. Add a little water. Scrub with a toothbrush. Should be like paste...not too much water. When done, rinse with lots of water.

Make sure none gets into the battery cells themselves or you will ruin your batteries.

Dry with paper towels. Reconnect your cables. Use lots of dielectric grease to reduce corrosion in the future.

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Or AGM batteries if budget allows.
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The answer to that question is really easy. Take 1-2 cans of regular or diet (doesn't matter) soda-any brand-and pour over the batteries, it instantly cleans the gunk off them, let set a few minutes, then hose them off. You can then blot them dry if you like. We use diet soda because it doesn't have sugar so you don't get the stickiness. (besides we drink diet) also if you have expired soda (like diet has short expiration dates) even if it has gone flat it still works for this job.
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