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Removing the plastic covering from battery hold downs

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Removing the plastic covering from battery hold downs

Postby Rossco » February 19th, 2018, 1:51 pm

Hi all

What is the easiest way to remove the plastic insulation/covering from the battery hold downs? I want to repair/modify mine slightly to accept a new style of battery and then have them re-dipped in molten plastic?

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Re: Removing the plastic covering from battery hold downs

Postby Mark » February 19th, 2018, 2:14 pm

I'd run a knife down the side to remove a strip, then just peel off,(educated guess, well not educated, just a guess)
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Re: Removing the plastic covering from battery hold downs

Postby rickf » February 19th, 2018, 5:34 pm

Pretty much what Mark said, they were originally dipped and if they have not rusted then it is going to be on there pretty tight. Scrape off what you can and burn off the rest with a propane torch.
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Re: Removing the plastic covering from battery hold downs

Postby Rossco » February 20th, 2018, 3:34 am

Thanks Rick it certainly is not easy to remove the plastic covering on these frames, mine are a wee bit rusty and will bead/sand blast once I have modified them. I did wondered if burning off the plastic was the way to go?
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Re: Removing the plastic covering from battery hold downs

Postby buttanic » March 5th, 2018, 10:24 pm

Propane torch.
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