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Old 07-26-2010, 04:03 PM   #1
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Is it ok to run a hose over the cart to wash it? And also, I want to clean off the top of the batteries from any residue, acid, etc. How would I do that without blowing something up? Any help is much appreciated. I want to make sure that my only cart is spic 'n' span but I don't want to ruin anything.
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:11 PM   #2
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I'm no expert, but I just wash my cart the same way I'd wash my motorcycle. I even lift the seat and hose down the battery area.

I hope that's ok to do. I DID just fry my solenoid though. Hopefully that was just a coincidence.
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:19 PM   #3
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I'm no expert, but I just wash my cart the same way I'd wash my motorcycle. I even lift the seat and hose down the battery area.

I hope that's ok to do. I DID just fry my solenoid though. Hopefully that was just a coincidence.
HaHa. Thanks for the advice. I'll do some research.
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SO long the environmental cover is seated and you dont just drown it you are ok. I pressure wash carts all day without issues. Just dont hold the water in one area. keep it moving.
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SO long the environmental cover is seated and you dont just drown it you are ok. I pressure wash carts all day without issues. Just dont hold the water in one area. keep it moving.
Okay, thanks Courtesy.
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:55 PM   #6
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Also not a bad idea to use a leaf blower to dry the battery area once you're done washing.
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Also not a bad idea to use a leaf blower to dry the battery area once you're done washing.
good idea thanks!
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:38 AM   #8
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Be careful washing the batteries. You will be washing off any corrosion that has built up and it will leave a rust colored stain on concrete and pavement. Learned the hard way. You may be able to get it up with baking soda but have not tried it yet.
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:45 AM   #9
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Cover the Controller, Solenoid, and F&R with plastic bags. They do not need to be washed and can be damaged with water.

Make sure the battery caps are secure. Spray on a battery cleaner and let it work for 10 minutes and rinse off.

Use a leaf blower or compressed air to dry.
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Cover the Controller, Solenoid, and F&R with plastic bags. They do not need to be washed and can be damaged with water.
I tried that once, but my campground is very dusty and they get real dirty quickly. I just put my cart into tow mode, hosed it all down ( without any cleaner in the battery compartment ) and just let it air dry. I usually do this on Sundays just before I left so that it has all week to thoroughly dry. Do you think I'm still possibly hurting it?
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