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Old 22nd December 2009, 10:58 AM
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The great thing is the process won't attack good metal, so bearing surfaces etc are unaffected
Yep, it does not etch rust and metal, it reduces rust to metal.
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Old 22nd December 2009, 11:21 AM
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Has anyone got a list of things you need for electrolysis? I'm trying to find a list and a guide but i can't seem to find one.

Also does it damage rubber seals etc? Finally what parts am i allowed to do? I know not to do disc brakes or the flywheel as they could suffer from hydrogenation (i think) and become brittle and shatter . My plan was to do the brake callipers, brake drums, front uprights and some other stuff if it works well.
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Old 22nd December 2009, 12:06 PM
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all you need is an 12 volt car battery charger, baking powder, a container to put your parts in and some scrap steel to surround your rusty part.

connect the + side of the charger to the metal surrounding your object and the - side to the object. pour the solution of water & baking powder into the container with your object and leave over night.

DO NOT USE STAINLESS STEEL THOUGH!!!!! it turns your water very toxic & harmfull. also dont get you + & - mixed up or your rusty part will be eaten away!

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Old 22nd December 2009, 12:08 PM
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What else can i use other than a 12v car battery charger? As i don't own one at the moment.

Cheers for the guide tho.
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Here is an interesting artical in PDF format

Elecrolytic rust removal

This should help explain the basics & give a general idea of what is needed
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Old 22nd December 2009, 12:19 PM
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you can use anything that puts out arround 12 volts, 2amps & is DC.

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Old 22nd December 2009, 04:32 PM
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Here is another good link on electrolysis
http://www.stovebolt.com/techtips/ru..._derusting.htm
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Where does everyone buy their washing soda from? I had a look in Tesco earlier and i couldn't find any.

Cheers for the help so far .
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Soda crystals in the cleaning aisle of any supermarket.

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Soda crystals in the cleaning aisle of any supermarket.

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What is a supermarket and where do i find one.
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