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Old Crusty Pedals

PostPosted: 07 Aug 2015, 02:01
by CHEEZOR
My girlfriend for the last 8 years (on and off) decided that our life goals didn't align and she would rather date this other guy she just met... But she gave me some old pedals that had been abandoned on her dad's property as a parting gift. So that was better than nothing... Too bad when they were abandoned years ago there were a batteries in the ones that would have been worth money. So now there is a bunch of corrosion. I had to cut off the battery clip on both the Rat and the delay because they were disintegrating. The circuit inside the Rat looks pretty clean. The delay is full of corrosion, but might be salvageable. Most of it seems to be on the case and not on the actual electrical components. I would love to get the delay working. Any ideas for cleaning out the corrosion? I haven't plugged any of them in yet. They all need a thorough cleaning first.

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Re: Old Crusty Pedals

PostPosted: 07 Aug 2015, 02:14
by Frank_NH
I believe baking soda should do it. Form a paste with a little water and put some on the affected areas. You should see it foam up. Get a lot of q-tips to help with the clean-up. Good luck and post some pictures!

Re: Old Crusty Pedals

PostPosted: 07 Aug 2015, 07:15
by sinner
If I got a pedal every time I was dumped I would be like John Fucking Frusciante! Good luck and keep your chin up

Re: Old Crusty Pedals

PostPosted: 07 Aug 2015, 07:16
by sinner
Trow the pedals in new boyfriend's window

Re: Old Crusty Pedals

PostPosted: 07 Aug 2015, 09:57
by lolbou
Depends on the battery type actually.

For alkaline batteries the electrolyte is alkaline :wink: , I would go for something slightly acid, like warm alcohol vinegar (= acetic acid), 6° or 1 mol/L. Clean with a brush, and check for continuity on all corroded tracks. Bridge tracks if needed.

For Leclanché batteries, "saline" as we call these here in France, the rejected electrolyte is acid. Some alkaline stuff would help. I would try soapy water with a brush, or baking soda as Frank_NH suggested.

Hope this helps.

Re: Old Crusty Pedals

PostPosted: 08 Aug 2015, 02:47
by CHEEZOR
Looks like my image broke. Google drive sucks... haha
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Re: Old Crusty Pedals

PostPosted: 08 Aug 2015, 22:26
by Duckman
Can't wait for the inside :mrgreen:

Re: Old Crusty Pedals

PostPosted: 09 Aug 2015, 13:06
by Dirk_Hendrik
Jummie! Porn at it's best! [smilie=a_cookiemonster.gif]

Re: Old Crusty Pedals

PostPosted: 09 Aug 2015, 15:55
by sinner
They don't do president elections in this country

Re: Old Crusty Pedals

PostPosted: 09 Sep 2015, 10:51
by 59Bassman
Looking at the state of them and the vintage desirability of them, I'd say she gave you these as an additional slap in the face!!