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Re: [EVDL] (to Roland) Powdercoating corroding; arcing between batt. terminal and ba

Could you provide me with the specifics of where to
obtain the product you describe? I'll need 18 x 4 =
72 of them.
I'd gather you are _not_ referring to a normal single
cap like the type that _used_ to be provided by
Interstate.
Appreciatively,

--- Roland Wiench <[email protected]> wrote:

> Hello Bob,
>
> That's why I do not use the common type of battery
> caps or even the single
> type that are press on. They seem to leak acid all
> the time. Replace them
> with a locking type with a o-ring cap and now they
> stay clean all the time
> even at a 50 amp charge.
>
> I never tested out the power coat to see how acid
> proof it is, but there is
> some companies that make battery clamps that are
> painted with a epoxy
> coating, so that what I did, I painted my battery
> boxes with the epoxy
> coating that is apply on sinks, tubs and shower
> stalls.
>
> This epoxy coating is a two part mix that comes in a
> sink and tub recoating
> kit I got from Home Depot. This stuff is real thick,
> I thin it down with a
> epoxy thinner to make it flow out better.
>
> Roland
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bob Bath" <[email protected]>
> To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List"
> <[email protected]>
> Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2007 3:48 PM
> Subject: [EVDL] Powdercoating corroding;arcing
> between batt. terminal and
> battery rack
>
>
> > Unusual and frustrating issue:
> >
> > I'm gathering that acid vapor has deteriorated the
> > powdercoating on my firewall battery rack
> hold-down.
> > That in turn, has made a white "mush" between the
> > terminal and the rack. Although I've cleaned out
> much
> > of the mush, and used baking soda, followed by
> NoCote,
> > I'm still getting arcing on charge, and it appears
> as
> > though the top of the batteries have melted/burned
> a
> > bit.
> >
> > Seems to me that I need to
> > 1) Pull off the hold down, and have the coating
> > re-done.
> > 2) <Possibly> Swap out the battery which has had
> some
> > burning around the terminals. (7 mos. old)
> > 3) Hit it hard with the NoCote and/or the
> absorbent
> > yellow padding that absorbs acid vapors.
> >
> > Anyone else had this happen? I'm frustrated at
> > puddling of acid around the battery tops, meaning
> that
> > the quick caps (all that US Battery is selling
> right
> > now) are indirectly responsible.
> >
> >
> >
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