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    Default Battery Fluid all over my carpet

    went along to help a mate today, his car wouldn't start , tried jumping but the battery seemed like it had seen to many winters .

    anyway went along to buy a new battery and placed it behind drivers seat on the floor. 20 mins later came to take the battery out and noticed it had toppled over, spilling acid all over the carpet. mate suggested smothering it in vinegar to try and neutralise the acid then soak it up, but the damage was already done.

    I now have a big burn in the carpet about 2 by 4 inches and lots of smaller ones where the acid drops were soaked up by the carpet. really pee'd off

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    Reminds me of when I carried a car battery and the acid leaked all over my top. Friends thought it was hilarious as said top slowley disintegrated around me.

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    My brother once had a mini estate, he had a battery in the back, where i was sitting, it felt damp, I said has this battery toppled over NO he said.. the lyeing bar...rd, I found out it had, when my jeans appeared full of holes and my leather shoes started to disintigrate..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLC
    Reminds me of when I carried a car battery and the acid leaked all over my top. Friends thought it was hilarious as said top slowley disintegrated around me.
    I once lost a pair of jeans and some skin that way, but that's another story........

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    I'm afraid it's gonna have to be a new carpet mate, or if you can live with it buy a set of tailored mats. Surely your mate should help in paying for them.

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    ouch, thats not good!!!, When I have carried batteries I have always made sure they have got something underneath them and they won't fall over. Between Passengers / Battary owners legs is a good place, they will then make sure it doesn't go over

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    Must be a great place to be, your car; battery acid & vinegar

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    Not sure who suggested vinegar! As its acetic acid, so wouldn't neutralise battery acid which is usually sulphuric acid. I would have suggested bicarbonate of soda or some alkaline solution... but what the hell... sounds like the damage is done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by svpworld
    Not sure who suggested vinegar! As its acetic acid, so wouldn't neutralise battery acid which is usually sulphuric acid. I would have suggested bicarbonate of soda or some alkaline solution... but what the hell... sounds like the damage is done!

    Simon
    Quite right. An acid won't neutralise an acid, but as stated, an alkaline will. All irrelevent now though unfortunately
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    My wife came home from shopping a while ago and when we were unpacking it I noticed that some toilet cleaner/descaler type thing was leaking from it's plastic bottle. I stuck it in the kitchen sink while we carried on putting the rest of the shopping away and, when I went to sort it out, I noticed that the acidic properties of the cleaner had etched the stainless steel sink!

    The most annoying thing is that the sink has a non-standard sized cut-out and we have marble worktops in the kitchen. It would cost a fortune to put right, so now we just have to live with this ugly mark.

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