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Old 10-08-2019, 07:35 AM   #1
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Default Rejuvinate script battery

Since they don't make these batteries anymore has anyone tried to restore one of these batteries using Epson salts or they sell battery restore solutions on e-bay. I know the case is cracked by the post. It hasn't been charged in years.
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:12 AM   #2
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None of those methods work. If you insist on trying, I believe I have a "Battery DeSulfater" that I purchased a while ago that was guaranteed to "bring any battery back". (I think it was just a maintainer with a special label.) It had no effect. A battery that has been dead that long is toast; especially a "Script" battery which I have always found to be of inferior quality.

Better to strip the guts out of it and get one of those special tops and use it as a case for an Optima.

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Old 10-08-2019, 09:30 AM   #3
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I agree with tubman. You're beating a dead horse.
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:08 AM   #4
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Yep years back my pop gave me a six volt 30 year old, new old stock battery. It was never activated ( no acid ). I filled it with acid tried a slow charge, nothing. Then gave it fast charge, nothing. Then siow charge for more than a day, nothing. Oh well.
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There are battery rebuilders you might ba able to find.
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:32 PM   #6
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I thought about gutting it but I have a 36 club cab and the battery is under the floor, so putting an Optima isn't going to work. I had thought about a Braille lithium battery but not sure if that would work
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:02 AM   #7
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as J Franklin said look around for a battery rebuilder possibly a tow motor battery dealer.being a tar top they are rebuildable.
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:01 AM   #8
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I thought about gutting it but I have a 36 club cab and the battery is under the floor, so putting an Optima isn't going to work. I had thought about a Braille lithium battery but not sure if that would work

The Optima can be laid on its side, if that helps.
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Old 10-09-2019, 03:22 PM   #9
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I use 35 Ah, SLA battery's (sealed lead acid) on some of my vehicles. They are small and very powerful, for their size. You have to use a bolt and nut connection, rather than a post or, I'd have them in everything. Most of those jumper, starting battery packs, only use a 18Ah, SLA battery in them.

The Optima's are AGM battery's (absorbed glass mat), they are very similar to the SLA's, in size and power.

A 100 Ah SLA or AGM, will be more than you need and will out last a standard battery at least 4 times.
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