Battery Hold-Down Bracket
February 9, 2002
I was bored today, and looked for something to do. Decided to clean up the
bracket that holds down the battery. As you can see, there's lots of battery
acid corrosion along one side of it. The bracket itself is covered in a plastic
coating. Over time the plastic had cracked, causing the battery acid to seep
in and corrode the metal. Also on the other side, which isn't as noticable in
the below pic, the plastic had cracked in a few places as well, and the metal
had started to rust.
I peeled off all the plastic along the bracket using a utility
knife and screwdriver. Then used a wire brush to rid the bracket of the surface
rust and acid corrosion.
Then applied a few coats of spray paint over the bracket.
Here it is installed. A little cleaner.