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Removing Rust with Electrolysis

Discussion in 'Performance' started by swamper, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. swamper

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    evening all
    having bought a set of brakes for the M im in the process of removing all the rust of them as they have been sat around for a good while.
    now having found a few vids on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsBEv8HdvDI
    iv followed the instructions to the letter im not getting any reaction taking place....
    now for anyone that has done any heavy restoration i was wondering if they could shed some light on the problem ?
    could it be the charger.......will a modem charger allow this process to take place.? 12v 8 amp
    im using washing soda (sodium carbonate).
    negative attached to part... positive attached to sacrifice part.
    im still not not getting any hydrogen bubbles........any ideas
     
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    Oh, and then you could cold phosphate (phosphoric acid solution) the parts and then paint them.
    A heated phosphoric acid solution works faster but you wont be needing that for DIY.

    HTH
     
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    cant justify the sand blaster HT plus the compressor :(
    maybe next time.... :D
     
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    Surely you've got someone nearby that does sand blasting swamps it'll cost you sod all for a set of calipers
     
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    i want to learn this procedure Daz....its got to me....i cant give up on summat i want to learn @-)
    theres something wrong in the set up and its bugging me... :-\
    take some time Daz and watch this vid..............its a powerful took if i can get it to work...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQNvhUYq ... re=related

    edit.....mods we need a refurb section....Daz can be mod ;)

    edit again

    edit....just found this quote.
     
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    How about bloody spelling to start with?.......... :D

    Warning. Mod Grammar Police.
     
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    phttt.......far to busy to learn spelling .... :-@

    how do i link a battery up to it in parallel :-\

    c'mon HT you should know... :-\

    [​IMG]

    this is going to end messy :ymdevil:
     
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    Swamper, I just watched that vid, you must have to much time on your hands, or is it that you like hiding in the shed at the weekend?......... :-?

    Sorry mate, can't help with the sparky stuff, I only do oil & gas.... :)
     
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    its what happens when i get bored HT.... @-)

    (built a waterfall in my back bedroom once)...bored :ymdevil:
     
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    Looks like a good idea this Wayne do you have the setup the same as the one in the vid? As for wiring are you connecting two batteries together or your charger to a battery then to the electrode?
     
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    This any use swamps? Just noticed its the same diagram you already posted :ymblushing:
     
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    Just had a bit more of a read and you want to be hooking the batteries up in a series the more current the better the pulling force. ;)

    Oh and if you want one of those buckets making with the metal bars I can do you one at work :D
     
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    thats the one Daz im gona hood a battery up to the charger then attache the pieces after the battery......it looks like the charger wont allow a current without a battery attached (with it being a modern charger) or so iv read :-\
    the bucket looks the the business....if you think of it..all them parts that get binned or sent off to be re-manufactured or stripped...can be done at home ...could / will be a good bit of knowledge if you like getting stuck in ;)
     
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    Ok I'll get stuck into making one next week shouldn't take long! I've probably got a charger that would work too ;)
     
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    Daz its the charger thats at fault here..............i linked up the battery and all was fine...bubbles and everything...then all of a sudden it stopped ...looked at the charger and it showed battery full.........stupid bloody modern thing.
     
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    Swamper, just a thought, have you got a bicycle with a dynamo fitted, keep you fit as well.......... :bulb

    :D
     
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    STOP PRESS...!
    WE GOT FIZZING..................... @-)
    we have rust removal at work.....changed the sacrifice piece for an axle stand....and off it went...............time for a brew ~o)
     
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    Lovely jubilee bubbly........ :beer
     
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    Swamps you know what that bubbling is producing dont you, dont light up, have a biccy with your brew in stead, otherwise will hear the bang from here :D