"Nikki" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> in article email@example.com, Alex at
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote on 14/10/05 7:19 pm:
> > On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 00:07:11 GMT, Nikki <email@example.com>
> > wrote:
> >> in article firstname.lastname@example.org, Alex at
> >> email@example.com wrote on 14/10/05 12:35 am:
> >>> Here's why you DON'T use an angle grinder near a charging battery...
> >>> http://www.cbmsys.co.uk/photo/dsc00031_small.jpg
> >>> Alex
> >> I hope no-one was hurt.
> > Fortunatly no-one was hurt, although i did get splashed by acid. Given
> > me some little red blotches on my forearms from very mild acid burns.
> > Took about 2 hours and a large bottle of caustic soda to clean that
> > lot up.
> > Alex
> Caustic Soda is pretty nasty stuff too. Bruce uses it to dip and strip
> doors and furniture. He keeps an old squeezy bottle with white vinegar in
> for any occassional splashes that get past protective clothing.
> 2000 Discovery V8
> 1990 Discovery V8
> 1979 Lightweight 2.25 petrol
> 1976 Series lll 2.25 petrol - in need of repair
you are right there Nicky and mixing the two creates heat as well
Bicarbonate of Soda( Sodium Hyrogen Carbonate solution) is better to
neutralise battery acid as it doesnt react as violently or attack the skin
or metal afterwards but the best advice is plenty of water to dilute and
remove clothing which has become contaminated