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Offline BITREV8XL

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Electrolysis, and cast iron.
« on: March 01, 2017, 05:29:08 PM »
Electrolysis, and cast iron.
I been trawling the net for weeks, and totally confused as to whether electrolysis will harm/damage cast iron.
Has anyone tried it? if so what's your thoughts on it?
Thanks

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Re: Electrolysis, and cast iron.
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 05:34:35 PM »
First let me say welcome to the forum  :thumbup:

Could you post an introduction in the Introductions section to let us know what you're up to ?


I've used electrolysis successfully on cast iron several times in the past, but now I'm a convert to using Citric Acid for rust removal as it just more convenient  not needing power supplies etc, and the liquid can safely be poured down the drain.

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Re: Electrolysis, and cast iron.
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 06:42:12 PM »
I agree with Andrew about rust removal. Citric acid does a good job, it is cheap and easy. Why bother with all those other chemicals and electrolysis?

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Re: Electrolysis, and cast iron.
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2017, 05:28:39 AM »
Thanks for the replies
I've already got a 45 gallon tank set up, that I've used for steel parts before, and I can leave parts in for hours to clean it's self
Cheers

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Re: Electrolysis, and cast iron.
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2017, 05:30:40 AM »
First let me say welcome to the forum  :thumbup:

Could you post an introduction in the Introductions section to let us know what you're up to ?
Sorry, thought I'd done that, I'll do it later
Cheers