Originally Posted by kandl
Huh? Totally missed this in RV 101. How about that electro-chemical neutralizing thingy?
Baking soda is the po'man's version. Since magnesium is electrochemically active, the baking soda helps to dampen the release of electrons as well as absorb ambient moisture and form an O2 barrier.
That was the long story.
It's not THAT big of a deal. It's not like they are really all that spendy to begin with, so longevity isn't so much an issue as efficiency when in use. Didn't mean to make a thing of it. Just one of those little things you pick up along the way from somewhere or other.
If you happen to have it out for an extended period of time. It just takes a couple of seconds to roll it in some baking soda and drop it in a baggie.
You can always just run some steel wool over it before you reinstall it, but that doesn't do much down in the pits. KWIM