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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Electrolysis - Rust Removal Method

This post is not really related to metal casting it's just informative and interesting. I made this video showing a method of de-rusting. It is effective, cheap and every one can try this at home.
In the images below you can see the the results of this process and how efficient it is.
You can also see the electrolysis bucket that I made, I welded bolts to rebars using them as the sacrificial anodes and plywood as a base plate.

The next two images is the electrolysis de-rusting in action!

This images are the before and after using the electrolysis rust removal method.
bringing some rusty objects back to life.

This is the video I made showing how to preform the electrolysis rust removal from a-z.
Enjoy ;-)

18 comments:

  1. i also have a soda bath cleaner. it works very well for most everything i have used it for. good idea the bars bolted thru the wood ring. i gotta do that. . . thanks.

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  2. Thanks any scrap metal as a sacrificial anode will do. To be honest no need really for any fancy design just to throw in some scrap metal and the part to be cleaned ;-)

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    1. I really love your video here.... If I may ask... I'm afraid of using electricity that's why I'm asking you is that safe? can I use a celphone charger? or a battery? I wanna use something that is available here in our house.... and lastly, about the washing soda, can i just use soap detergent? or maybe vinegar??? thanks man

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  3. Very neat set up. I like the simplicity of construction and will surely put one together in the near future. I note that you say 'no stainless steel' does that rule out the use of a stainless steel wire basket for holding small parts during the electrolytic process?
    Many thanks.

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  4. How match soda per liter ?
    thanks

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  5. Es soda caustica el polvo que le ponen al agua..?????

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    1. If you are referring to Sodium hydroxide caustic soda its defiantly NOT that. Caustic soda is a used in the chemical industry, nasty chimerical that should NEVER be used on this process. Its a corrosive acid that can cause chemical burns and may induce permanent blindness if it contacts eyes. The washing soda that is used in this video for De-rusting can be purchased in most of the supermarkets in the laundry supplies area. Washing soda is about the same liquid that comes out during a laundry machine session and goes down the drain ;-)

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    2. Caustic soda is, as the name suggests, 'caustic' = alkaline. And certainly NOT an acid.
      Tho', as you rightly say, it " ... can cause chemical burns and may induce permanent blindness if it contacts eyes. "

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  6. Is it possible to maken a bigger bath to unrust such as car bumpers etc.

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    1. Saw a industrial table saw table repaired this way. The guy used a kiddie pool as a tub. worked like a charm.

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  7. yes it is possible you are not limited with the container size, it will work with bigger objects as well.

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  8. Greetings from Iceland.

    I was thinking if one can use this method on a motorcycle gas tank that is rusted inside. Will it effect the paint job? I have seen methods with vinegar that work on the tank, is that Maybe the safest way?
    If I use this method can I use alu foil in the tub? Making sure it does not touch the item.
    Well many thanks for now.

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  9. gracias maestro por aportar con este gran invento para todo el mundo.

    pais chile

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  10. La sal que usa es Carbonato de sodio

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  11. I have seen people use old crock pots to remove rust from bolts, nuts, hinges, etc. Do you think the crock pot method works just as well as this method or does your method work better or would it be doing the same thing?

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