I set up a small e tank using a tote. I set that silver sears plow into it and hooked it all up, using a charger hooked to a battery, hooked to the stuff in the tank. After running all day, never really boiling like in the pics and vids, I pulled it fron the tank and took a wire brush to it and quite a bit of stuff came off. I set the plow in upside sown and hooked the jumper cable to the plow where the paint was now missing and this time, it did start the bubbling. That metalic silver paint was holding up the process by not alowing the piece to get good electrical contact. Since then, I have been able to remove the plow from the beam and get the beam stripped nicely as well as the hitch bracket. Everything is covered with this brown/black coating. I took the hitch bracket to the kitchen sink and using warm water, dish soap, and a brush, was able to scrub it off fairly well. (Not doing that with the beam or moldboard as they are larger and the wife won't be happy if she catches me doing that.) I then took a wire wheel on a drill to clean it up. To me, it is almost like using the wire wheel to remove rust. There must be an easier way to get the brown crud off. I plan on painting it up, not really restoring it, for one thing, I am afraid of breaking the share by trying to take off the nuts. They are on there pretty good. ;For another thing, I will be using it, not showingg it except to the neighbors if they happen to look over. I just want to stop the rusting and I want it to look better and not look like I am headed to the garden with a silver lawn ornament to plow.
How do I remove that residue?
Edited by robert_p43, July 26, 2013 - 02:25 PM.