I took too long to change the batteries in my remote

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  1. Judy Y

    Judy Y Stunt Coordinator

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    Is there a good way to clean out, uh, corrosion??? from a battery compartment on a remote control. (I believe the battery leaked into the compartment.) I have tried to remove it with a dry q-tip. Is there anything wet that is okay to use??

    Help!
     
  2. Alan Curry

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    Normally I would use a small wire brush and scrape it off or you could try baking soda with water and apply with the q-tip. If your in a pinch, use Coca Cola instead of the baking soda with water.

    Alan
     
  3. Judy Y

    Judy Y Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the help, Alan!
     
  4. Ken Seeber

    Ken Seeber Supporting Actor

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    This may sound like overkill, but if you go the wire brush route, be sure to wear eye protection. It's very, very easy to flick a little piece of that acidic corrosion into your eye. It probably wouldn't be enough to do any permanent damage, but it'll hurt like hell.

    What brand of batteries leaked? I can testify from personal experience that major battery manufacturers stand behind their lifetime damage warranties. I had a set of Energizers leak inside one of those expensive Maglight cop flashlights, and Energizer paid full retail to replace the flashlight.
     

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