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Posted September 03, 2012 - 11:53 AM

I found washing soda to work a little better, but if you don't have any, baking will do.

what is washing soda ? dumb ? i know but i have to ask thanks in Christ

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 12:02 PM

i have got to get a old rusty GT so i can try this electrolysis (sure is hard to spell) sounds like something out of a hannibal movie lolo!! can't wait
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 12:41 PM

If I use oven cleaner, is that going to completely strip the paint? I am trying to do a show quality restoration, and want whatever way strips all the paint better.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 01:29 PM

what is washing soda ? dumb ? i know but i have to ask thanks in Christ

I think it's very close to baking soda, just has more of a base property to to it.
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 01:41 PM

I think it's very close to baking soda, just has more of a base property to to it.

Baking soda’s chemical makeup is NaHCO3. (1 sodium, 1 hydrogen, one carbon, and 3 oxygen molecules) Washing soda’s chemical makeup is Na2CO3. (2 sodium, 1 carbon, and 3 oxygen molecules) When baking soda is heated up to high temperatures, it breaks down to become washing soda, water steam, and carbon dioxide.

In simpler terms, washing soda is two down from baking soda. In between, you would have serving soda.

In total, there are six sodas.

1. Shopping soda
2. Mixing soda
3. Baking soda
4. Serving soda
5. Washing soda
6. Bathroom soda

Hope this helps.

Edited by Cat385B, September 03, 2012 - 01:46 PM.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 02:19 PM

So, the reason I saw more action with the washing soda was the add'l sodium electrolyte helping the process?

Good to know. Thank you cat. Now to break out my Mr Wizard Jr. chemistry kit and see what I can brew up.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 02:41 PM

Everyone within 200 miles of Alan, please seek shelter! Which way is the wind from, don't want the fallout down here!
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Posted September 04, 2012 - 01:49 AM

I found white spirit is a good, simple solution, since it is used to clean off brushes from paint.

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 05:18 AM

Arm and Hammer Washing Soda is available at most any drug/grocery store in the quantities you'll need. As far as leaving the best finish for a resto this is it--be patient . . Also Daniels article has excellent advice, you'll be a happy camper following his advice. Lots of experimenters try to re-invent this process, including myself, but he has it nailed down ! :thumbs:

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 07:57 PM

I use oven cleaner all the time, but not neccessarily for removing paint. You can use it for removing paint, but if you don't have a high pressure washer to rinse all of the loose paint off right away, then be prepared to apply a couple of coats of spray. I take all of my parts to the local High Performance Speed Shop, and he soaks them all in his acid tank. Only takes about a day or two to get them all back, and all I have to do is go over them a little bit with fine steel wool, and start priming. If you have a speed shop in your area, might be worth your while looking into.

I usually only use the oven cleaner for removing grease from under carridges, transmissions and motors. Eats the grease right off. Every once in a while though, the oven cleaner doesn't work, so I have to break out the Bug and Tar remover. Dissolves the grease instantly, and washes right off.

Good luck with whatever route you choose, and can't wait to see the final results!

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Posted September 07, 2012 - 08:57 AM

Oxy-Clean works well for the process. Available at your local Wal Mart. 1/2 cup/ 10gal. of water.

I tried baking soda, but it doesn't work as good as the Oxy.

I tried BOTH and it works better.

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Posted September 07, 2012 - 09:13 AM

Oxy-Clean works well for the process. Available at your local Wal Mart. 1/2 cup/ 10gal. of water.

I tried baking soda, but it doesn't work as good as the Oxy.

I tried BOTH and it works better.

I was wondering about that stuff! Just hadn't tried it yet!




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