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#127321 - Thu Jan 25 2007 03:25 AM Electrolysis question
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Loc: Fulton, MS
When using this method to strip metal parts, does it compromise the part being cleaned in any way?
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#127322 - Thu Jan 25 2007 03:36 AM Re: Electrolysis question
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Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
No,It's just soap and water!
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#127323 - Thu Jan 25 2007 11:03 AM Re: Electrolysis question
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Loc: GA
Does this work for non-ferrous metals also???
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#127324 - Thu Jan 25 2007 11:31 AM Re: Electrolysis question
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Registered: Wed Jan 22 2003
Loc: Topeka, Kansas USA
I use this to clean Model T Gas Tanks, Model T Transmission's and other parts - even the engine blocks can be done. The only thing I have found that is "eats" is babbit & aluminum. These parts will damage REAL QUICK and it tends to destroy the water/batch after you are done. That is ok - just drain and re-fill then re-treat and go again.

Now for SOAP - no - use arm & hammer washing SODA. It works BEST - but you should wash the parts REAL GOOD after soaking to get all the washing soda off - it is a corrosive. I then bead blast my parts in the blasting cab..


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#127325 - Thu Jan 25 2007 12:00 PM Re: Electrolysis question
nochevys Offline
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Loc: Sherrill NY
Travis is correct about the washing soda I was using soap as a generic term!
Tom
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#127326 - Thu Jan 25 2007 01:46 PM Re: Electrolysis question
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Registered: Fri Dec 15 2006
Loc: GA
I was wondering if salt would work better than soap since it is a conductor in water but Travis answered that one.The washing soda is caustic, baking soda is a base, have you ever tried baking soda? It should have the same conductive properties and may not be as corrosive.
Is it the electricity or the alkaline that lifts the paint or is it both? How is it you set up the electricity and what material does the tub need to be ,I had never heard of this untill a few months ago.Does it set up like electroplate??

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#127327 - Thu Jan 25 2007 06:01 PM Re: Electrolysis question
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#127328 - Thu Jan 25 2007 07:05 PM Re: Electrolysis question
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Loc: Edgewater, Colorful Colorado
Yes, Baking Soda and Laundry Soap is great. The Arm & Hammer is just boxed and ready to use. For me, I do not always have the Arm & Hammer product. But I always have baking soda and laundry soap!

LARRY



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#127329 - Fri Jan 26 2007 12:56 PM Re: Electrolysis question
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Registered: Fri Dec 15 2006
Loc: GA
so if it eats aluminun....does it hurt brass , copper??? Or is it basically for ferrous metals , iron, steel ??
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#127330 - Fri Jan 26 2007 01:41 PM Re: Electrolysis question
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Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...try this, gotta have that 'www' in there, or it won't load:
http://www.antique-engines.com/electrol.asp
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#127331 - Fri Jan 26 2007 06:44 PM Re: Electrolysis question
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
jkyocom,
It will eat up Babbit, Potmetal/Whitemetal,Magnesium & Alum.

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#127332 - Sun Feb 04 2007 02:20 PM Re: Electrolysis question
Oldgas Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
The original "How To" feature about electrolysis can now be found in the How To Archive.

Paint Removal By Electrolysis

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Edited by Oldgas (Thu Jul 30 2009 08:01 PM)
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