How does this work as far as long term use... do you just clean out the "gunk", once in a while, and keep using the same solution?
Also, what about storage when not in use... can you just cover the barrel and not worry about it?
It last as long as you can stand to look at it. Sludge settles to the bottom. Many pour out the top portion into another container to re-use, then discard the sludge. For a 55gl barrel the soda cost is just $2.50, so not a big deal to toss the whole shabang. As it evaporates, the soda is all still there, so just replenish with water. Yep, just cover it & not worry. The nasty water is still safe, but the sludge has to have some toxins from paint, so sludge is best disposed of properly.
I just added in my D4-10's front axle beam, spindles, & steering control arms. Getting the chassis stripped & painted, then back to a rolling chassis will get this project jump-started again!
I'm not flipping the frame until tomorrow. Still some scale on the very front part of it, but will be gone by morning I'm sure.
Edited by olcowhand, July 04, 2010 - 01:44 PM.