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#1 Zippity

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:18 AM

Has anyone tried cleaning a steel chassis using electrolysis?

 

If so, how and what were the results?






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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:30 AM

I have used electrolysis to restore old rusty knives. But you cant do it on stainless steel as it produces dangerous fumes and very very poisonous waste water that is dangerous to dispose.
So if you want to clean up a steel (not stainless) chassis, yes its easy and effective as the electrolysis only removes oxidised material and not non oxidised steel. But it gets it so clean it'll rust in minutes, so you need to immediately immerse in oil for ages.
You can get them electroplated which is a good idea, and the acid cleaning will first remove the rust.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 10:29 PM

Links to some stuff I did with electrolysis rust removal

www.fishnhunt.co.nz/forum/YaBB.cgi?num=1339143568

www.fishnhunt.co.nz/forum/YaBB.cgi?num=1347785527


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:18 PM

I'm getting an old OG12 chassis cleaned and plated today. I'll post how it goes


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