My battery box it had acid spilled all over it. The acid had eaten through the paint and left bare metal which promptly rusted. I pulled the box out, used a dremmel with a wire wheel to clean it up then painted it with a product called "Rust Bullet". Supposed to be as near as good as the factory finish without all the powdercoating expence. I used an airbrush to apply but they say it can be brushed on. Looks pretty decent, I used the same process on my tank because the finish on the tank was trashed also. I did leave the R/R alone though. I believe it is aluminum and shouldn't rust if you think it needs slightly sanded/cleaned up.
VN700 project bike 98% completed!!
68 Bushwhacker this winters project (in the works)
86 Honda GL1200i (winter project #2)
82 kz440 daily rider for now!
A few clowns short of a circus now aren't we?