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Question by  katie72 (19)

How do you clean battery acid?


Answer by  mandriloquai (324)

Batteries use a solution of Sulfuric Acid. If your are trying to clean your car battery poles, apply with and old toothbrush a mix of water and baking soda.


Answer by  GilFinn (2065)

You will first need to neutralize the acid. To do this, mix one tablespoon of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in one quart of water. Slowly pour this mixture over the acid. Repeat until there is no more reactions, and finish up with soap and water.


Answer by  mani (813)

What ever be the type of battery take precaution. First you must avoid contact of skin or eye. Using an old tooth brush clean the acid based batteries with baking soda and with a little bit of water. On any account never put water directly on the acid.


Answer by  Fritz (608)

You can pour a can of warm coca cola over the battery acid and it will eat it away, scrub with a brush and rinse.


Answer by  daly (125)

First remove battery. Take a small knife and slowly and carefully scrap the acid from the battery area. Be sure to remove as much of the acid as possible. Make sure not to get this acid in your eyes or on your clothing while cleaning. Use your small paintbrush to brush the areas as well.


Answer by  MichaelMoroschan (120)

Battery acid spills or leaks can be cleaned or neutralized with a base chemical such a baking soda. Products like soft drinks like Coke or Pepsi also work due to their carbonate contents. A good procedure to follow after this would be to wash the entire contaminated area with soap and water.


Answer by  angie49 (56)

Use something to scrape it(screwdriver or a knife will do fine)be careful not to touch the acid!Once you had cleaned the area as much as possible,take a Q-tip and put a few oil drops on it,rub it carefully on the scraped area.Dry it up with another Q-tip or a cloth.


Answer by  Rae (48)

The easiest way is to make a paste of baking soda and water. Putting this on the acid will neutralize it and allow you to rinse the area with lots of water or launder (clothes) as normal.

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