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Electrolytic Rust Removal

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 3:11 pm
by Kat
As corrosion is something many of us are all too familiar with, my 'Rust removal with SCIENCE!' thread over on '' may be of interest :)

I've just updated the thread with a few more photographs of various stages of the process being applied to bits of HC.

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 4:00 pm
by neosi
thats very clever and handy, im gonna try it!
thanks kat

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 2:47 pm
by neosi
just been on retro car clubs forum, there is a really good thread on there about using vinager, looks like a very cheap and effective way to kill rust! anyone else tried this?

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 10:46 pm
by Jon-HPF
Great cheap solution to an onging problem ! I must try it out on some of the more delicate removable bits that wont take to kindly to my usual method of removal - Angle grinder with ZIP wheel. Or just angle grinder and cut it all out :twisted:

PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 1:41 pm
by phil dawson
Looks an easy way to clean up those rusted, easy to remove parts.
May give it a go with some bits and pieces.
Thanks for passing on the tip.


PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 7:33 pm
by 1256man
hello if you do need to use a rust convertor treatment where you cant soak the part overnight machinemart do a litre bottle of rust treatment thats a lot like jenolite for £4 item no 059930250 which is a lot cheaper than jenolite

Re: Electrolytic Rust Removal

PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:09 pm
by 1256man
just a little update if you havent read the topic yet a couple of pics showing my rear axle being treated, basically salt water solution 12 volt charger 10 amps over night dip and a wipe over with rust converter after the axle was taken out and hosed off, dont worry i took the half shaft out and plugged axle casing too clean seperatley as it has the rear wheel bearing on it