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#1 sacsr OFFLINE  

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Posted October 05, 2011 - 06:34 PM

Had a good day today with my electrolsis tank ( used a plastic trashcan - rebar tied with wire.....one piece down 200 to go :smile1:

The next piece I am working on has an aluminum sears tag on it....I have submerged it down to right below the tag because I was concerned it would take what black paint/lettering that is left off....that a fair assumption?

Has more rust above that I can do by hand if I have too.......

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Posted October 05, 2011 - 06:46 PM

I would say you 100% correct. Have been doing some items today myself.
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Posted October 05, 2011 - 06:52 PM

I have taken the tags off by driving the rivets back thru. As far as I know, the holes go clear thru and a small nail set or punch will drive them back.

Edited by MH81, October 05, 2011 - 11:00 PM.

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Posted October 05, 2011 - 08:38 PM

I can't remember for sure, but I think I remember reading somewhere that depending on what electrolite(is that the term?) you use, it can make short work of anything aluminum. Better safe than sorry.

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Posted October 05, 2011 - 08:39 PM

Nope, don't dunk the plate!

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 01:08 AM

On a side note: Place duct tape over the rivet that holds the tag. If you don't, it's as good as gone and you will never see it again!

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 02:03 AM

The rivits are steel, the tag is not. It only takes a couple seconds to push the rivits out from the back side. i do it all the time. Put the rivits and tag is a zip lock bag inside your tool box so you dont lose the best part of the attachment. One with out the tag is worth about half the price.

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 06:33 AM

What do you use to "push" them out? I tried a few things I had on hand and it bent what I was using to knock them out.
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Posted October 12, 2011 - 06:39 AM

The ones I took out came real easy with a small pin punch. I hope someone hasn't mashed them.

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 08:30 AM

I am going to have to buy a punch set.....really only have 2 larger ones.....thanks

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 03:33 PM

Yea, you really need a good pin punch. If you use something tapered, like an awl, you "could" crack cast iron from the stress. FYI, a set of transfer punches are not a good choice, they like to bend. (tried it, failed with it) However, I think a set of transfer punches are almost mandatory in a shop. I find tons of uses for them!

Here is a tag that was removed and restored on a wood lathe I rebuilt.

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 06:12 PM

The ones I took out came real easy with a small pin punch.


:ditto: I actually used an old nail set. It was a small one that fit perfectly.

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 06:36 PM

:ditto: I actually used an old nail set. It was a small one that fit perfectly.

That probably would have worked also. They came out easily.




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