bose wrote:I recently replaced my car battery and put the old one in my porch while I arranged disposal. It was sat on laminate flooring for about 3 days at which point I moved it and sat it on top of a plastic bag, with the laminate flooring underneath. As I was away on holiday it sat there for a further 5 days. When I picked it up the laminate flooring had turned whitish, like it had been bleached or had heat damage, and showed the pattern of creases from the plastic bag. However when the battery had sat directly on the flooring there was no damage, so it appears to be some kind of reaction between the battery and the plastic bag. As far as I can tell the battery hadn't leaked or corroded. Can anyone explain what may have caused this?
Natural ChemE wrote:Questions:
1. What sort of plastic bag was it? Brand (if a trash bag or such) or store (if a grocery bag or such) could be helpful.
2. What were atmospheric conditions like? Cool/warm, dry/humid?
3. Does the white stuff on the floor come up easily? Or at all?
4. Are there any heat sources under the flooring where the battery sat? (Hot water pipes, etc.)
5. Do you use any chemical products on the floor, such as to clean it or deter pests?
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