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Electrolysis question #127321
Thu Jan 25 2007 02:25 AM
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When using this method to strip metal parts, does it compromise the part being cleaned in any way?


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Re: Electrolysis question #127322
Thu Jan 25 2007 02:36 AM
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No,It's just soap and water!


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Re: Electrolysis question #127323
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Does this work for non-ferrous metals also???


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Re: Electrolysis question #127324
Thu Jan 25 2007 10:31 AM
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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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Re: Electrolysis question #127325
Thu Jan 25 2007 11:00 AM
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Travis is correct about the washing soda I was using soap as a generic term!
Tom


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Re: Electrolysis question #127326
Thu Jan 25 2007 12:46 PM
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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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Re: Electrolysis question #127327
Thu Jan 25 2007 05:01 PM
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Re: Electrolysis question #127328
Thu Jan 25 2007 06:05 PM
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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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Re: Electrolysis question #127329
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so if it eats aluminun....does it hurt brass , copper??? Or is it basically for ferrous metals , iron, steel ??


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Re: Electrolysis question #127330
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...try this, gotta have that 'www' in there, or it won't load:
http://www.antique-engines.com/electrol.asp


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Re: Electrolysis question #127331
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jkyocom,
It will eat up Babbit, Potmetal/Whitemetal,Magnesium & Alum.

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Re: Electrolysis question #127332
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