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Old 12-30-2008, 11:01 AM   #1
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I keep my 2002 pds Ezgo in the garage all year. For some strange reason I moved the cart to play golf yesterday and acid was all over the floor under the cart. Believe me once it has etched the concrete you don't fix it. Anyone have any ideas why this thing decided to vomit on my garage floor?
A few facts. (1.) I haven't recently filled the batteries. (2.) The batteries all have a safe amount of water in them...not showing any plates and no signs of acid on top or an sides of the batteries. (3.) The cart has not been moved for Approximately 2 months except for moving it out of the way to clean the garage. (4.) I did plug the charger in the other day when I found out I was going to play golf.
I now have a rubber mat under the cart.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:18 AM   #2
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Are you sure its acid? I had orange spots under mine the other day and it was the same situation as with yours. I have cardboard under mine now.
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:32 PM   #3
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Not positive but couldn't come up with anything else. If it is acid I would like to know if re-charging the batteries may have caused it. Any help appreciated.
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Not positive but couldn't come up with anything else. If it is acid I would like to know if re-charging the batteries may have caused it. Any help appreciated.
Any chance your batteries were frozen and caracked the case?
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:00 AM   #5
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No the batteries were well charged. They aren't leaking anything at this point. We don't get cold enough and long enough to freeze anything in the garage.
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Every time you charge the pack it gasses. This gas collects on every surface under the seat. Add in the right weather conditions and condensation will cause the corrosion caused by the gasses to drip off of the racks leaving a nasty orange stain behind. This is common on every sparky. A piece of corrugated cardboard under the cart will help greatly. Keeping the battery bay very clean will help also.
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:23 AM   #7
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Thanks Gornoman. That solves the mystery. I didn't know that. It was very wet and foggy the last time I used it. And I didn't clean it up like I normally do.
Lesson learned.....
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Anyone have any ideas how to clean the concrete once you get nasty azz orange on the floor.
Helped the neighbor put lights on his sparkie last summer and it left some stains.










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Old 01-02-2009, 07:20 PM   #9
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Anyone have any ideas how to clean the concrete once you get nasty azz orange on the floor.
Helped the neighbor put lights on his sparkie last summer and it left some stains.
You need a cleaner that has some Iron Chelators in it and it would help if it has some grit scrubbers in it. Most of these come in a powder form that you sprinkle on, wet it and work in with a stiff brush.
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Anyone have any ideas how to clean the concrete once you get nasty azz orange on the floor.
Helped the neighbor put lights on his sparkie last summer and it left some stains.
Most of the "orange" is rust. Try oxalic acid in solution with water. Might take a few attempts.

Barkeeper's Friend has oxalic acid in it.
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