there's got to be a way to conserve and or mitigate the degradation of the original componentry, there just has to
could you squeeze in a shim up through the rubberized base of an electrolyte to inject in some fresh juice, etc?
the coin collecting community as analogy is extremely particular about improperly cleaned vs conservation. sometimes they even use scanning tunneling electron microscopy to verify coin surfaces during grading and verification.
improper cleaning can totally destroy a coin's value, so for me...