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MedicKen

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#1 posted 07-08-2011 05:44 AM

I have mainly used and continue to use electrolysis. However, you have to remeber my machines are disassembled to the last nut and bolt. Electrolysis is a very simple and safe method that involves the part to be cleaned, a sacrificial anode(old saw blade, rebar, metal plate, NO stainless), washing soda and a battery charger. To use electrolysis submerge the part to be cleaned fully in a non conductive container, plastic barrel, bucket etc, add the washing soda, about 1 tea spoon per gallon, hook the neg cable to the part being cleaned and the pos cable to the anode and plug it in. It will immediately being to bubble and when all the rust has been converted the process stops. It will also remove old paint and loosen some grime. After the process is done unplug the charger, rinse with clear water and hit it with a wire brush. Good as new!

Here is a unisaw top I did….Before

After

Yes thats the same top

Here a I am cleaning the top in my garbage can

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