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Removing Battery Acid

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Robert D, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. Robert D

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    What is best to remove battery acid, the old battery drained out everywhere. I've used Coca Cola and it works pretty well, but I've also heard they make battery cleaner sprays which do the job. What do you use/recommend?
     
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    baking soda and water
     
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    i think baking soda works to but it leaves white stuff everywhere.
     
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    No point on spending money when you've got the home remedies.
     
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    Soak the area with water. The coat it with baking soda. Wait until the baking soda stop fizzing. Rinse and repeat! :D Works like a charm. I do it ever now and then to keep top post batteries from getting all cruddy.
     
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    Hmm, I think I have a few boxes of baking soda...one is in the fridge for sure. Good idea. I wanted to avoid buying another can of something I won't use very often, and I'd rather mix my Coke with cheap Kentucky Deluxe.
     
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    Just use the one in the fridge.

    Its not edible after usage from the fridge (its got all the delicious flavors in the fridge!), but its chemical properties arent hindered in any way.

    If acid is dry, it acutally doesnt do anything. If the acid is in contact with moisture, thats when it can cause damage and burns.

    Cover area that your talking about with baking soda. Just cover it until there is no more fizzing. stir it around, make sure you gots it all. then just brush it around with a broom, and a dust pan it up. Vacuum. Done.

    I tend to pour the old box onto my battery tray. The baking soda doesnt hurt the metal there, and any acid which does make it down there is instantly nutralized.
     

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