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Old 10-20-2014, 04:21 PM   #1
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Battery Tray Paint

Once more the GS is put to bed for the winter. I gave her a wash and once again noticed that the battery tray has blossomed with corrosion again. I've been doing an annual program of corrosion treatment and paint application on this thing since I bought it. What are you guys using for paint on these things? What works for you?
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Old 10-20-2014, 04:29 PM   #2
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Try VHT specialty coatings Epoxy Paint after a good sand blast. Worked very well for me.

http://www.vhtpaint.com/products/epoxypaint/
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Old 10-20-2014, 04:35 PM   #3
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Just what I need, We can even buy this paint up here in Canada. Thanks.
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Old 10-20-2014, 04:57 PM   #4
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Is your battery leaking?

In any case .. wash the outside so it is cleaned of any acid. And check any breather hose for any cuts/holes.
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:40 PM   #5
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Just what I need, We can even buy this paint up here in Canada. Thanks.

I am sure you could find an inmate here in the U.S. that could be an intermediary for you. Send them the battery tray and a few $$$ and have them get it painted, or have them do it, then send it back to you. No customs needed as you really didn't buy anything, you just had a friend paint it for you.
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:23 PM   #6
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Is your battery leaking?

In any case .. wash the outside so it is cleaned of any acid. And check any breather hose for any cuts/holes.
It's a lead acid unit with an attached drain line which comes out near the front of the swingarm. I always give it a good wash every winter when I service it. I put a plastic sheet under the battery to isolate the unit from the tray. I just figure that the paint that I use isn't up to the job.
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:16 PM   #7
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How about powder coating ?
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For 60 euros and shipping motoren Israel make a nice stainless steel unit https://www.motoren-israel.com/produ...S--PD--R.html&

You'll get 20% off the price for being outside Europe
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Old Yesterday, 07:33 AM   #9
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I've rattle canned mine in the past but it only seemed to last a few years. The last time was with a total repaint and I used an epoxy primer (Transtar) and PPG single stage Delstar. Looks new after 4 years.

I also think overcharging the battery was my main problem, the older chargers weren't too sophisticated. Modern float chargers don't seem to get the gasses going as much.
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