How can you clean a corroated battery compartment?

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cdmnumber1fan N-6 asks:

How can you clean a corroated battery compartment?
I’m sorry I don’t know how to spell corroated.

Best answer:

Answer by Jessica Bursome
This tool works well to get into hard to reach places, like a corroded battery.
Here is their website, I think they also sell in some stores like Target & Walgreens.
http://www.sonicscrubbers.com/automotive.html

Good luck!

4 thoughts on “How can you clean a corroated battery compartment?

  1. The baking soda will neutralize the acid that has percolated out of the battery & settled onto the pan.
    Wire brush and elbow grease will take out the rust.
    Paint when satisfactory.

    To avoid future problems:
    Wedge a penny under the positive cable/post connection. The copper will act as a sacrificial anode, and retard corrosion there.
    I invented a baking soda impregnated wool felt pad some 12 years ago, that fits under the battery and absorbs, then neutralizes those fumes.
    I don’t fiddle with it any more, but I believe JC Whitney (Chicago) was having someone pick up where I left off…they may still have them available.

  2. Like the other guy said, baking soda, water and a brush. If the compartment is metal, spray it with a cheap can of spray paint to help stop the rusting.

  3. Baking soda does a more than adequate job. And don’t sweat the spelling, but just so you know, it’s c-o-r-r-o-d-e-d. Spelling was never my own personal *forte* either, but I’m *woiking* on it. {wink}
    Al

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