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Posted August 25, 2010 - 08:43 PM

This is the one I put together about a month ago.
Works well and it does it job while I sleep. Next morning all set to go.
The demo piece I have in the Pics had a decal where the red paint remained. It will not take paint off under decals I guess.:confuse:


Was the decal on it when you dropped it in the tank?

Did it eat the decal?

If it did remove the decal, was all the adhesive gone from the remaining paint?

Don't you think that it would remove that remaining paint if you put it back in the tank again?

What chemical/s did you end up using and how much did you put in that 55 gallon drum?

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Posted August 27, 2010 - 08:45 AM

Was the decal on it when you dropped it in the tank?

Did it eat the decal?

If it did remove the decal, was all the adhesive gone from the remaining paint?

Don't you think that it would remove that remaining paint if you put it back in the tank again?

What chemical/s did you end up using and how much did you put in that 55 gallon drum?


Was the decal on it when you dropped it in the tank?
Yes but not in the greatest Shape.

Did it eat the decal?
Could not find it. I doubt this stuff could eat plastic. It is probably in the button of my tank.

If it did remove the decal, was all the adhesive gone from the remaining paint?
Yes to both

Don't you think that it would remove that remaining paint if you put it back in the tank
again?
Yes I would think so. or left it in longer. Just have not put this piece back in yet. Tank has been busy doing some old plows i am saving from more rust.

What I like is the way it removes paint from metal. Just brushes right off.


What chemical/s did you end up using and how much did you put in that 55 gallon drum?
5 Lbs. Washing Soda and 45 gallons of water.

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Posted August 27, 2010 - 08:49 AM

Ducky: nice to see this working good for another member. I plan on using this method to clean up the cultivator my grandma gave me and some of my 990 parts.

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Posted August 27, 2010 - 08:54 AM

Ducky: nice to see this working good for another member. I plan on using this method to clean up the cultivator my grandma gave me and some of my 990 parts.

Chuck, Be sure to let us know how it works for you.

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Posted August 27, 2010 - 11:50 AM

:thumbs:Thumbs up on putting the cultivator in the tank. Just don't be cleaning up Granny using this method... OK?:D

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Posted September 08, 2010 - 12:52 PM

Dan,
How fast did the sludge build up on the bottom of your tank? Was it mostly large pieces of paint? Presumably, large sheets of paint would be a problem if they were to cover the steel anodes?

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Posted September 08, 2010 - 01:21 PM

I don't know how I missed this thread before today. I read through it and it definitely gives me a "to-do". I can get the plastic barrels up the street at a pawn shop.... $8 each. There's a local guy on CL selling the 275-gallon "totes" for $65, for huge parts. I'm not a welder, though, but I bet I can get some re-bar fastened together somehow.

Thanks to all who have contributed to this thread!

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Posted September 08, 2010 - 03:53 PM

Dan,
How fast did the sludge build up on the bottom of your tank? Was it mostly large pieces of paint? Presumably, large sheets of paint would be a problem if they were to cover the steel anodes?


All I've done is the frame & some other chassis parts & anodes have no buildup at all. As to sludge, I don't know, but can't be much as I added water the other day & stirred & it stayed clear. Before stirring, I could see the bottom & looked to be just a thin layer on the bottom.

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Posted September 08, 2010 - 06:11 PM

This works great for me everything i've put in my 5gal bucket has cleaned up great. Working on bigger tank. If this Dummie can do it anyone can, it is so simple.

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Posted September 08, 2010 - 09:31 PM

All I've done is the frame & some other chassis parts & anodes have no buildup at all. As to sludge, I don't know, but can't be much as I added water the other day & stirred & it stayed clear. Before stirring, I could see the bottom & looked to be just a thin layer on the bottom.

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And I have been getting plenty of rain so that I have to cover the barrel to keep from over flowing.
YES, Liquid level does drop with use. We are taking H2O and breaking it down to O and H.
Corral this stuff and you can grill a steak in 5 seconds or at least trim your eyebrows for the next 6 months.:bounce:

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Posted September 19, 2010 - 12:44 PM

Just loaded the barrel up with more parts. Been sandblasting, but my back is still hurting, so staying humped over to see through the old glass is getting old for today. I can let electrolysis do most of the work for me.
Put in a footboard, sleeve lift, lift control rod, & deck lift scissor mechanism in there now. Will leave it till tomorrow afternoon & see how it's done.
I had to add about 4" of water....again. Just added water a couple weeks ago. Been mighty dry here still.

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Posted September 19, 2010 - 04:09 PM

Just loaded the barrel up with more parts. Been sandblasting, but my back is still hurting, so staying humped over to see through the old glass is getting old for today. I can let electrolysis do most of the work for me.
Put in a footboard, sleeve lift, lift control rod, & deck lift scissor mechanism in there now. Will leave it till tomorrow afternoon & see how it's done.
I had to add about 4" of water....again. Just added water a couple weeks ago. Been mighty dry here still.

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Your attachment is not working... or is it just me?

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Posted September 19, 2010 - 05:03 PM

Your attachment is not working... or is it just me?


I don't think that it's just you... however, there is a little blue pill that is supposed solve that problem.

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Posted September 19, 2010 - 05:06 PM

there is a little blue pill that is supposed solve that problem.




He he he he,:D

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Posted September 19, 2010 - 05:59 PM

I don't think that it's just you... however, there is a little blue pill that is supposed solve that problem.


Tis a blue barrel, not a blue pill. If "my" barrel were blue, then I'd need more than a little pill!:bigrofl:

Not sure what went wrong, the word "attachment.." is still there, but I uploaded the pic again & it's working.




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