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Antique Tractor Paint and Bodywork

Re: First Time Electrolysis Setup

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alan8n

07-27-2013 21:18:26
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Hi Mark,,your setup looks great..not wanting to invest in sand blasters and having done the wire wheel and angle grinder thing I was looking for a better solution and researched electrolysis ..seemed agood alternative way to go,,,
Created a permanent setup similar to yours and had good success with it but there were 2 issues for me that made me think about trying something else..
First it is purely line of sight so it was a pain to try and get the electrodes it the right spots...and it simply doesen"t work if they are not in line of sight..so I wound up wire wheeling anyway...
Second cleaning the electrodes are almost as bad as cleaning the parts themselves...tried using bench wire wheel etc etc..what a pain..rust dust all over etc and on badly rusted parts youhave to clean the electrodes quite often...
I have been really considering trying the molasses thing as it doesn"t cost much, don"t need to clean electrodes and it is NOT line of sight...
So while electrolysis did work it has it"s drawbacks...to the point that I probably will try the molasses thing...
God luck....Alan

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CNKS

07-28-2013 14:49:56
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 Re: First Time Electrolysis Setup in reply to alan8n, 07-27-2013 21:18:26  
For small parts you can't beat a cabinet blaster, using some media other than sand. The media recirculates and can be used several times. I just wish mine was larger.



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