The next morning would be cleaning up and painting the battery tray.
These are the hold down clamps which I didn't put back in at the auto parts store.
I forgot to photograph them clean and then painted darn it.
They looked so nice.
The battery tray before.
Now cleaned, scraped, wire brushed, and baking soda treatment
which neutralized and removed the battery acid corrosion.
Then a spray coating of a rubberized spray for added proctection.
And finally wrestling the new battery back into it's home. I've never heard of this brand Deka before and was afreaid I was getting some Made in China battery but was pleased to see it is USA made.
Yep, we were both tuckered out for the rest of the day.