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Old 08-11-2015, 12:42 AM   #1
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Battery Corrosion!

Does any one know? is there a pad to place under the batteries or some other way to reduce corrosion from eating the compartment floor?
It sure doesn't appear that the factory has used anything? Should there be a vent?
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:24 AM   #2
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Battery should be in a battery box and vented.
Really can't help much without Year, make and model?

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Old 08-11-2015, 08:55 AM   #3
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Yes there is an item that is exactly what your looking for.BATTERY MAT ACID ABSORBER & NEUTRALIZER you can get them on eBay and other online sites. I use them for batteries that are not in a box but in a compartment and they work great.

Battery Mat Acid Absorber Neutralizer | eBay
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:04 AM   #4
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Use baking soda.
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:12 AM   #5
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I'd add not only clean battery top and terminals with baking soda but, the sides too and rinse well. blow dry and buy a battery box. Do this beginning of season. Fill water with distilled water ONLY, to bottom of split rings. If you want to get maximum life out of your deep cycle batteries!

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It's a PIA but you need to remove the batteries and scrub the floor with baking soda. Rinse well and dry. Paint with rustoleum. Get battery mat as recommended below and put it all back. With any luck you won't have any
more problems for a long time!
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Thank you for all the info. I can't believe FR didn't put mats in the compartments?
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I fought battery corrosion on my last truck until I bought a can of battery post cleaner and a can of battery post spray sealant. Clean your cables and battery posts real good then spray the battery post cleaner on them and it will remove any remaining acid residue and then wash it off and dry the posts off. install your cables back on the batteries then spray the battery post sealer on them. I gave my battery posts 3 coats letting it dry in between coats. That solved all my corrosion issue once and for all. I use the battery post sealant now on every battery I have including my RV, cars, Truck, riding mower, atv and tractor battery. Works excellent!!!
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Puzzled...

If you have ongoing corrosion issues under the battery that means you either have a cracked case (unlikely) or some other charging issue that is boiling acid solution out of the battery. Properly maintained systems do not blow acid out of the cells and simply soaking it up is not a long-term solution.
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Puzzled...

If you have ongoing corrosion issues under the battery that means you either have a cracked case (unlikely) or some other charging issue that is boiling acid solution out of the battery. Properly maintained systems do not blow acid out of the cells and simply soaking it up is not a long-term solution.
I don't have a issue but my old t ton truck did cause it was so hot under the hood in this Texas heat and I dought the charging system on my old truck was worth a crap. LOL
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