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Old 09-14-2015, 07:33 AM   #1
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Rust in House battery compartment

I've been regularly cleaning off the corrosion on the strap buckles for the 6v batteries caused by the charging of the house batteries. What concerns me is the rust on the floor of the compartment. I see where I will need to remove the batteries (no later than next spring) and sand/paint the floor.

I'm looking for a way to neutralize the rust. I have heard that baking soda will do it. I've also heard about electronics to neutralize the ions and stop it.

Anyone here using a successful method ?

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Old 09-14-2015, 07:40 AM   #2
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Ken,

I've bought products from this company that have worked well.

Rust Paint - Rust Proofing Products - Rust Protection - Corrosion Control - Eastwood
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:54 AM   #3
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You can also use battery pads. Check Amazon.
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:02 AM   #4
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I just cleaned mine with baking soda and will touch-up the paint with black rust-oleum.


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You can also use battery pads. Check Amazon.
I like that idea. Thanks.
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I just cleaned mine with baking soda and will touch-up the paint with black rust-oleum.


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Thanks, Frank. I think I will do that to hold it over until spring. I'm hoping to retire after the first of the year and will hopefully have more time to do things like that.

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Old 09-14-2015, 08:25 AM   #7
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Ken - Your strap buckles will eventually and you will go crazy trying to find new ones. I replaced with solid rubber bungee's. - Hank
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I had the same issue but I put these in the battery compartment and they neutralized all of the corrosion. They work very well. I bought several and cut them up and put them on top and on the sides of the batteries.

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Old 09-14-2015, 12:26 PM   #9
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I had the same issue but I put these in the battery compartment and they neutralized all of the corrosion. They work very well. I bought several and cut them up and put them on top and on the sides of the batteries.

Battery Mat home page
What size are they and what do they charge? I don't see a price listed on the site.


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Old 09-14-2015, 12:48 PM   #10
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I used this stuff it worked great and it lets you know when you have gotten rid of all the acid in the compartment.
NOCO 14oz Battery Cleaner and Acid Detector - Walmart.com
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