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    Default Best way to clean a device with a corroded battery?

    what the best way to clean the batt acid off a remote control if the batter leaks? Or it the remote usually toast?

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    Default Re: Best way to clean a device with a corodid battery?

    Take it apart and wash everything in plenty of lurke warm water and a little detergent. When done wash with alcohol that will get rid of the water and dry clean. A cotton bud and more alcohol may aid in rincing the contact spots under the ruber membrane.

    The main thing is plenty of water to neutralise the Alkalide!
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    first you need to tell us what type of battery leaked. heavy duty spit acid while alkaline batteries leak base fluids, if it is alkaline
    you can sparingly use some vinegar on the alkaline deposits be sure and rinse it off with water after you are done as the acid not only neutralizes the alkaline but can damage things if left on for too long.
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    Default Re: Best way to clean a device with a corodid battery?

    Steam wand of a espresso machine and a dry towel will clean anything.


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    Default Re: Best way to clean a device with a corodid battery?

    It was some AAA Duracell standard alkaline.

    Dane,
    thanks I will try that.

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    Default Re: Best way to clean a device with a corodid battery?

    How about a mixture of baking soda and water?

    I used to use that when I was servicing scuba equipment. We would soak the regulators in a watered down solution of acid and water to remove the salt deposits. The soak in baking soda and water to neutralize the acid.

    But I don't know what kinds of acid are in batteries.

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    Default Re: Best way to clean a device with a corodid battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiverDn View Post
    I don't know what kinds of acid are in batteries.
    Some batteries contain acid, but alkaline batteries contain alkali.

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    Default Re: Best way to clean a device with a corodid battery?

    i do it with h202, 11% or stronger, works for me

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    Default Re: Best way to clean a device with a corodid battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by alpg88 View Post
    ... h202, 11% or stronger...
    That's hydrogen peroxide guys.


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    FYI the retards in EU parlament has in their infinite wisdom banned H2O2 in more than 10% solution for its inhabitants! Something about bomb making
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    Default Re: Best way to clean a device with a corodid battery?

    I used vinegar to clean leakage from a R/C car transmitter that I had stored for about 8 years. Worked great and the transmitter still works.

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    Default Re: Best way to clean a device with a corodid battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dane View Post
    FYI the retards in EU parlament has in their infinite wisdom banned H2O2 in more than 10% solution for its inhabitants! Something about bomb making
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dane View Post
    FYI the retards in EU parlament has in their infinite wisdom banned H2O2 in more than 10% solution for its inhabitants! Something about bomb making
    10% should work fine, i use 11% but you need to go to beauty supplies stores, they use it for high lites, in pharmacies they only sell 3%

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