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electrolysis rust removal ... on porcelain?
#249780 Fri Apr 22 2011 04:10 PM
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does anyone have any experience with removing rust from a porcelain sign using electrolysis? namely, does the process take the porcelain off as well? I know electrolysis will take off most paints, but is porcelain one of the special exceptions?

(maybe I should just find a beater porcelain sign, hook up the Frankenstein Bath, and run the experiment myself!)


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Re: electrolysis rust removal ... on porcelain?
agentsteel53 #249784 Fri Apr 22 2011 04:19 PM
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I wouldnt try it on anything special....


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Thunder II #249796 Fri Apr 22 2011 05:01 PM
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I wouldn't try it on anything that Thunder owns [he can't afford to loose 1 of the few items he owns!].

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Thunder II #249806 Fri Apr 22 2011 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted By: Thunder II
I wouldnt try it on anything special....


Try it on an aged Argentenian repro sign!


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THE AMERICAN GARAGE #250374 Sun Apr 24 2011 04:29 PM
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are those Argentine signs even actual porcelain?

I'll try it on a beater porcelain sign that I once picked up for $15, once my first experiment (on an embossed route marker) concludes.

I've got my electrolytic bath hooked up to the solar panels on the roof ... and it's cloudy today. Damn!


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