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Battery tray protection?
« on: November 14, 2011, 04:16:46 PM »
Having restored the engine compartment and installed a new battery, curious if anyone else has recommendation s for a "pad" to place in the battery tray to keep the battery from direct contact with the tray. Does anyone else do this, and if so, what material did you use? Rubber pad? Closed cell foam? Anything else? Thanks.

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Re: Battery tray protection?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 05:01:49 PM »
i myself used a rubber pad cut from a big truck mud flap
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Re: Battery tray protection?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011, 07:48:08 PM »
79/85 RX-7 have a real nice plastic tray under the battery.
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Re: Battery tray protection?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 09:06:43 PM »
Eastwood used to sell an anti-corrosion treated pad to put under batteries that I have used in the past.

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Re: Battery tray protection?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2011, 10:47:42 PM »
I would use a gel cell battery like an Optima or comparable.  This will reduce the risk of damage from a leaky battery.  I have had one in my 67 Mustang for years and do not miss the acid damage in my perfectly detailed engine compartment.
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Re: Battery tray protection?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2011, 11:54:05 PM »
I wonder... Has anyone tried spray on bedliner? couldn't hurt to give it a go.
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Re: Battery tray protection?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2011, 01:50:13 PM »
Use a plastic tray and paint the battery tray with por 15 and surrounding area if you like then top coat with paint.
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Re: Battery tray protection?
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2011, 09:35:13 AM »
Mac's Antquie Auto in Lockport N.Y. has a small mat that goes under the battery,cut to fit. I use on both cars and the P/U. Works great!
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