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Electrolytic Rust Removal

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    Electrolytic Rust Removal


    This is a relatively simple, safe and cheap way to remove light or heavy rust from any ferrous object. I used this process to restore an old wood plane that I bought for $1 (it looked totally un-usable because of the rust). As opposed to grinding, heavy wire brushing and acid bath processes, this method removes none of the original steel and is not noisy or caustic.

    How this works: Electrolytic Rust Removal aka Magic
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    Hawrider, you are the man! Thanks for the post. As of right now, I have bigger fish to fry (something more important to do) but I have saved the site, and will most definably give it a try, I already have all the stuff I need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonshinedave View Post
    Hawrider, you are the man! Thanks for the post. As of right now, I have bigger fish to fry (something more important to do) but I have saved the site, and will most definably give it a try, I already have all the stuff I need.
    Ive had pretty good success. Its not real quick but it does a pretty nice job at restoring some of my old shop tools. Glad you enjoyed the info.
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    I saw that somewhere else IIRC

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    Quote Originally Posted by AquaHull View Post
    I saw that somewhere else IIRC
    Might have posted it at one time or another at MGF?
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    I collect old hand planes and have used this technique to restore several of them. It works great. But it does take some time (a few days, up to a week) depending on how much rust there is.

    Excellent post Hawgrider!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inor View Post
    I collect old hand planes and have used this technique to restore several of them. It works great. But it does take some time (a few days, up to a week) depending on how much rust there is.

    Excellent post Hawgrider!
    Yes sir time is the key.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawgrider View Post
    Might have posted it at one time or another at MGF?
    Or next door today
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    Quote Originally Posted by AquaHull View Post
    Or next door today
    LOL yep busted jut posted it there this morning how your rusty van doing? find a bucket big enough
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    I still use old muratic acid & a water bath. Been using it on auto parts for years. Had gotten an old Hurst shifter for free, it was solid rust.
    2 days in the acid followed by a rinse and it looks like new. Of course it had to be oiled PDQ....but it works like a charm. $7.00 a gallon @ H.D.

 

 

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