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Electrolysis Bath for Large Parts

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Double Low Turtle

07-29-2008 10:50:57

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How's this for fenders, hood etc. :idea: "Currently" attacking rust on my 640's Left side hood panel. If you can't steal the kids, they are pretty inexpensive at Wally World.

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Double Low Turtle

07-30-2008 17:34:27

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 Re: Electrolysis Bath for Large Parts in reply to Double Low Turtle, 07-29-2008 10:50:57  
That is correct, ground black negative to part being cleaned and red positive to sacrificial metal for which I used lengths of rebar tied together with baling wire in a grid pattern and laid it in the bottom of pool. The piece across top of pool is a scrap piece of wooden plank to hang whatever piece I am cleaning and keep it away from and shorting to rebar. Used some baling wire to hang it from the wood and than attached negative side to wire. I used Arm and Hammer Washing Soda only. Lye is not needed but you can use it also to remove paint quicker. Just be cautious as it can burn you if it gets on your skin or blind, if it gets in your eyes. I chose not to take that risk if not needed. Pool is holding about 70 gallons of water and I stirred in enough washing soda to bring my amperage up to 13 amps. Took about 3 cups. I also have since added a car battery in line with the setup. Not needed but helps prevent feedback from charger.

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Double Low Turtle

07-30-2008 19:08:22

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 Re: Electrolysis Bath for Large Parts in reply to Double Low Turtle, 07-30-2008 17:34:27  
Couple of links that explain Watt you need to know for electrolysis

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Jamo 58

07-30-2008 14:31:30

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 Re: Electrolysis Bath for Large Parts in reply to Double Low Turtle, 07-29-2008 10:50:57  
Question for ya... So the ground line goes to the part your cleaning? and the red goes to the sacrificial piece of metal??...what is the piece that you have across the top of the pool? is your sacrificial anode in the water? and....(sorry for all the questions but I want to rig up a setup like this) do you use washing soda, baking soda, or lye?



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08-01-2008 13:29:44

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 Re: Electrolysis Bath for Large Parts in reply to Jamo 58, 07-30-2008 14:31:30  
Jamo, you need an older non-automatic charger to do this. Red to the sacrificial steel piece.

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Jamo 58

08-04-2008 12:25:06

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 Re: Electrolysis Bath for Large Parts in reply to usetabesteve, 08-01-2008 13:29:44 answered my question before i even had it (looks like ill be getting a non automatic charger since the one i have is automatic ...i was thinking that was why nothing was happening)


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07-31-2008 21:35:15

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 Re: Electrolysis Bath for Large Parts in reply to Jamo 58, 07-30-2008 14:31:30  
the pool section of wal mart sells a bottle of ph+ that is the same as the washing soda.. twice the size bottle.. half the price..


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