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At my local dealer, almost at 36k and the battery hold down is rusting and coming apart. They say it's not covered. Sound right to you guys?
 

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Since you are right at mileage warranty cutoff, a “good” dealer would go ahead and fix for free. And should be a cheap fix.
 

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within a year battery corrosion ate through the black plastic-like covering/paint- i thought it was destroyed- but when I cleaned it in battery corrosion cleaner- then peeled the paint off it was good
then I repainted it with 'Milano Red' paint to match the body- then clear coat- so far so good.
If its that top hold down- its also a 9$ part from Honda I think
if its the tray below - prob a bit more- but not a lot of labor at the end of the day.
 

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within a year battery corrosion ate through the black plastic-like covering/paint- i thought it was destroyed- but when I cleaned it in battery corrosion cleaner- then peeled the paint off it was good
then I repainted it with 'Milano Red' paint to match the body- then clear coat- so far so good.
If its that top hold down- its also a 9$ part from Honda I think
if its the tray below - prob a bit more- but not a lot of labor at the end of the day.
That's it! Can't believe they wouldn't replace it.
 

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within a year battery corrosion ate through the black plastic-like covering/paint- i thought it was destroyed- but when I cleaned it in battery corrosion cleaner- then peeled the paint off it was good
then I repainted it with 'Milano Red' paint to match the body- then clear coat- so far so good.
If its that top hold down- its also a 9$ part from Honda I think
if its the tray below - prob a bit more- but not a lot of labor at the end of the day.
I can't believe that they wouldn't replace that. You may want to consider using a high temp clear coat.
 

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I would use plastidip before I used paint. Much more impervious to battery acid and vapors as it’s essentially liquid rubber… Three light coats will do it.
 

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If you're not past the time/mileage on the battery, get the dealer to replace it. Even if you're close, talk to the service manager. This happens because the OEM batteries suck.
I don't mess with paint repair until last recourse.
 
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