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Old 07-02-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
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Battery acid on the exterior!

The battery compartment door on our 76 Airstream popped opened while traveling down the interstate. Unfortunately the battery came out of its compartment and (although it remained attached to one of the battery cables) it cracked open and splashed battery acid onto the side of the trailer.

We've been in the process of polishing the Airstream (see photos from my gallery.)

I've used Nuvite to polish the trailer and did not apply any wax. So... before I attempt any repairs... does anyone have any suggestions on how to treat the acid marks?

Thank you!

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Old 07-02-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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I hope you washed everything down with water as soon as possible. That, followed by thorough washing with a solution of baking soda should neutralize the acid so it does no more harm. Make sure that you get to any location the acid flowed to under the trailer.

I assume the damage was etching into and discoloration of the surface of the aluminum. If it is not too deep, you should be able to polish it out.

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