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6v battery lifespan discharged?

The 6v battery in my '51 Chevy was new when I put it in 2 years ago. it had been thru a couple others that died from the really cold and sitting, but I kept them hooked up. I bought a new exide figuring it would also be dead, but changing the condensor yesterday, I noticed I had left it unhooked.. any chance this would revive to 100% capacity? It's dead as a doornail now, but I havn't tried to charge it

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Tried charging at 7 amps. sounded like it was boiling. have on trickle charger at 1.5 amps and it hasn't gone to an error light, so I'm hoping it'll revive
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This is a product designed for lead acid batteries that are not used very often.
www.batteryminder.com
Or GOOGLE 6 volt battery minder.

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that's actually what was charging it.. My trickle charger has a maintainer/ float mode. Everstart brand, but same thing.. i ended up sticking the new battery in it as the old 1 didn't seem to be accepting the charge
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