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Old 09-12-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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Battery Compartment

I have white power on metal parts in battery compartments. See attached photos. I am have trouble sliding the battery tray out to check/fill batteries.
I has problem in past and removed batteries, cleaned tray, painted, and put the battery pads in bottom of tray.

Can this be prevented ?

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Old 09-12-2012, 12:38 PM   #2
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Having some of the same problems in battery compartment. Some expert advice would be helpful. thanks
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:31 PM   #3
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Not an expert, but here are my thoughts. It appears that the batteries boiled over indicating a charger or battery problem.

Do you know what your converter's float voltage is?

I would also check the batteries with a hydrometer to confirm there are no bad cells.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:43 PM   #4
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Once the corrosion starts you have to thoroughly clean and neutralize it or else it just keeps growing. Use a mixture of baking soda and water to neutralize it. Wear appropriate safety gear because it will foam up. I would remove the trays for the cleaning if possible. If a lot of the paint is gone it may be best to remove all the old paint and replace with acrylic or epoxy paint.

Might want to get the red and green doughnuts for the battery post and spray the red corrosion goop on them. You can find it WallyWorld or the auto store. Be sure your batteries are well ventilated to the outside
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