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Old 05-20-2015, 04:38 AM   #1
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How do I clean my batteries up

I had a battery blowup in my battery compartment while I was away, yes was being charged. Now even after repeatedly have sprayed cans of battery cleaner, I cannot stop the acid erosion on my good batteries nor the metal in the compartment!
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Baking soda mixed with water till thin, then use a small paint brush to apply it to everything. I have even used a spray bottle with hot water and baking soda in it, you have to shake it up really good, and keep on shaking it up during use, this might be what to try in your case.....then rinse with fresh water.
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Old 05-20-2015, 05:46 AM   #3
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ttp://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000CIRTY0/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1432118531&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SY200_QL40&keywords=crc+battery+cleaner&dp Pl=1&dpID=41o1gyl6qiL&ref=plSrch

I've used this, CRC Battery Terminal cleaner. It cleans more than just the terminals. It also changes color to indicate its reacting with battery acid. You can get this in most auto parts stores. If you have a big mess you might need 2 cans. Just flush with water when done. They also make a battery terminal protector you can spray on later. I found this worked better than baking soda, which would be my second choice
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Old 05-20-2015, 03:27 PM   #4
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Don't know if this will work for you, but we had a build up of battery corrosion on a couple of our batteries and the metal tray they sit in and it worked great for us. Try a can or more of coca cola (we used diet so it wouldn't be sticky) and just pour it all over, let it sit a bit to do it's job , then rinse well. You may need to do it more than once. It's cheap and worth a try anyway.
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Don't get any baking soda down the fill caps or you won't have a cell or 2. I use mineral oil in the cell and it REALLY stops the corrosion and routinely spray the holder and surrounding area with ATF...works for me.
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:16 PM   #6
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How do I clean my batteries up

What you need to do is order the POR15 kit, I ordered mine through Amazon.

http://youtu.be/Mf23xj8cCow

I over-serviced my batteries and the battery fluid began to rust the metal. Use the POR15 process, it adheres to the rust and the final product is awesome and bulletproof. Professional car restorers use it. It's a messy but easy job but your battery compartment will look better than new and last longer than you will.

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Old 05-20-2015, 09:13 PM   #7
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I use a few tablespoons of baking soda in a gallon of water and pour it over anything that has battery acid corrosion. Easy to do. You know you're done when nothing is foaming anymore.

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I put 4 oz of mineral oil in each cell of our 6 V (2 oz for 12 V) batteries in 2004, here are pictures of them in 2008 after never having been cleaned. This was in the '02 Dutch Star BTW. After 12 years the battery box looked better than the '00 Dutch Star did after two years without the mineral oil
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POR 15 if you want to do it right.

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I use a few tablespoons of baking soda in a gallon of water and pour it over anything that has battery acid corrosion. Easy to do. You know you're done when nothing is foaming anymore.

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This works best if you use as hot a water as possible.

Just straight boiling water melts away corrosion buildup on battery terminals.
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