The Big Cleanup Of The Batteries and Rack
After a year of battling corrosion and slowly but surly loosing, I finally decided to do something about it. I took out all of the batteries and racks and treated it, grinded on it and repainted it. This page is the steps that I did to clean all of this up. With this page having so many pictures, you will have to be patient while it is loading them for your viewing pleasure.

These first few pictures are to show you how bad it use to look and one of the worst cleanup out there! I no longer use Baking Soda and warm water, it can leave your batteries looking like this. Now I use Windex, it does the same thing but without the mess!

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YES! These really are the exact same batteries after my first cleaning with water and baking soda, that's why I use Windex now!
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YES! These really are the exact same batteries after my first cleaning with water and baking soda, that's why I use Windex now!
Here is a few snap shots of taking the batteries out along with the battery racks.

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Part of the rear batteries removed, you can see all of the corrosion in these pictures
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Part of the front batteries removed, you can see all of the corrosion in these pictures

Here we are cleaning the metal, neutralizing the battery acid and starting the painting of the parts

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Sprayed the racks with a battery acid neutralizer
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Grinded on the racks to clean up the corrosion and remove any old loose paint
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The paint booth with hanging painted pieces
Now that the parts are cleaned and painted I started on the parts on the car and the car its self. Look how new everything looks once it has a coat of paint on it!

The Battery Racks after cleaning, grinding, neutralizing and painting.
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The Front suspension after cleaning up and painting
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The Rear engine compartment after cleaning up and painting
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The front battery racks with the initial cuts of the Plastic Peg Board
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The rear battery racks with the base plates made of Plastic Peg Board
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The rear battery racks with the base plates made of Plastic Peg Board

This bit here is some of the extra stuff I did since I was cleaning up the batteries. These are the little plates (left picture) that's going on top of the battery posts so I can hook up multiple devices to the batteries. Case in point, the next picture is the battery Desulfators (middle picture) that I built from scratch. I found schematics online and build them from that, they are suppose to rejuvenate the lead acid batteries. They won't be like new but it should give me their full potential longer. Finally the Battery Regulator (right picture) which helps prevent the over charging of my batteries. This is a Zener Regulator design, when the voltage goes over a certain point, the extra passes through the light and resistor which burns off the excess. This allows extra time for the weaker batteries to catch up to the charged ones, which makes this a cheap BMS for lead acid batteries.
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The battery connection plates for alternate devices (meters, desulfators, shunts, etc)
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The battery desulfators that I made.
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The battery regulator that I made.

Here is the ending result of the cleanup project. As you can tell, they really turned out great! It is a great feeling of accomplishment once you get the project done and then even better when it turned out like you wanted (or even better in some cases).
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The battery connection plates for alternate devices (meters, desulfators, shuts, etc)
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The battery connection plates for alternate devices (meters, desulfators, shuts, etc)

There is some quick before and after's of the battery cleaning. I didn't think ahead on these so I took some screen shots of some of the movies to get these pictures to match up. So some are in good quality and some not so much. But you get the general idea.
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The front before the cleanup
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The front after the cleanup

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The front before the cleanup
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The front after the cleanup
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