Electrolysis Rust Removal System
Posted July 03, 2010 - 06:18 PM
After having my eye problems lately, getting the pot sandblaster out for the chassis just doesn't appeal, so figured to try this. I do have a hood for blasting outside of a cabinet, but heck, time to try something new! Pics soon!
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Posted July 03, 2010 - 06:34 PM
Posted July 03, 2010 - 06:48 PM
I am anxious to see and hear how it turns out.
Have any pics of the setup?
Posted July 03, 2010 - 06:51 PM
Here is the barrel & the re-rod anodes. I got in a hurry to see it in action. Later I'm finishing it with curved pieces to make outer ring a full circle. That way anything tall can rest against the inner edge of barrel instead of possibly hitting an anode & shorting out.
Before pics of frame
Here you can see some boiling with welder set at 25 amps DC
Because the process is "line of sight" between anodes & part, I placed another anode in the middle of the frame rails.
This whole process is cheap as sin, so have high hopes for it. As I understand, some wire brushing will be involved for stubborn paint areas, but after an hour, I can take a screwdriver & former hard areas of paint scrape off with no effort at all. It's been working about 1 1/2hrs. Before bed, I'll switch to battery charger for safety.
Posted July 03, 2010 - 08:00 PM
This looks like something I definietly will have to try sometime
Posted July 03, 2010 - 09:27 PM
Posted July 03, 2010 - 09:59 PM
Posted July 04, 2010 - 09:53 AM
I can see right now that I'll be using this thing a lot! Much easier than sandblasting! I spent lots of time watching it yesterday, but no necessary at all. Hook it up & walk away basically. By late afternoon it'll be ready to flip over. I'll probably spray the stripped side with WD40 to prevent rusting while other end is being stripped.
You guys need to try this...it's the best thing since peanut butter! Hard toi do video without help, so I'll likely just do this as a pictorial.
Posted July 04, 2010 - 09:55 AM
Posted July 04, 2010 - 10:37 AM
hmmm........I do have a 50 gallon plastic drum laying around.....
Posted July 04, 2010 - 11:36 AM
Posted July 04, 2010 - 11:52 AM
Posted July 04, 2010 - 12:09 PM
Posted July 04, 2010 - 12:54 PM
Also, what about storage when not in use... can you just cover the barrel and not worry about it?