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Does E-tanking Affect Different Metals?


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#1 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 03:53 PM

Has anyone done any cast iron or anything with bronze bushing in it? Does it so any damage to them?



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Posted February 10, 2013 - 04:11 PM

I don't think it plays well with any nonferrous metals Brian

 

I was wrong!  Read my own quote below.


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 04:38 PM

That I haven't tried, Brian!


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 05:00 PM

I just hauled off all my non ferrous metals or I would go toss something in and try it out.

 

 

I know that stainless is a big no no. not sure about other non ferrous.


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 05:29 PM

I don't know what, if anything it will do to bronze, but it will eat away chunks of aluminum if left in too long. Why use it on aluminum since aluminum doesn't rust? Some folks have tried it to free up rusted steel screws in aluminum castings.


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 06:14 PM

I tried something with a brass bushing and didn't notice any problems.
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Posted February 10, 2013 - 06:52 PM

I don't think it plays well with any nonferrous metals Brian.

 

I have read it will not harm brass or bronze, and when you think about it in boat terms, it must not, as the natural electrolysis in boats docked in water, the natural electrolysis eats aluminum, but not the brass props. 


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 07:50 PM

Aluminum parts with stainless helicoil are know to go boom when you Anodize them.... I dont know if this is something like what your doing..


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 08:08 PM

I haven't had any problems doing cast iron, or bronze bushings in parts.


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 09:06 PM

Thanks everyone, I knew that Stainless and Galvanized steels gave off toxic fumes. I was worried about bushing being eaten up and I would have to make them.






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