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Old 02-23-2015, 06:55 PM   #51
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Hey guys any idea if this would work on parts such as a standard 2.5i fuel rail? I think these are passivated-zinc coated though and am not sure if that will go too well with this process. cheers
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:47 AM   #52
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very nice write up. Will need to do this to my disc brakes.
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Old 04-04-2015, 11:03 PM   #53
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:52 PM   #54
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I gotta try this! I'm building a reto-mod BRAT and I have a few parts that need some love.
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Old 04-30-2015, 03:14 PM   #55
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i will try this method very soon. I looked at getting some soda ash and its in bulk from a pound up to 50 pounds. Totally not needed. So in searching a chemistry website says you can make it from good old baking soda.

It says put it in a 200 deg. oven for an our and it gives off water and CO and you are left with sodium carbonate. Sounds ok to me but, i would be careful because CO is toxic. Open a window and air your house out while doing it.
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Old 06-12-2015, 05:29 PM   #56
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Default De-rusting bucket: removing rust from steel and cast iron parts, old-school.

So I'm planning on doing this soon, but can't weld to make a sweet anode. Would it work if I used some steel bars/strips and connect it all together with copper wire?

If not I'll just bolt it all together, but using wire would be much easier and cheaper since I have wire already.

The picture below is from earlier in this thread. It kinda looks like they wrapped their rebar with copper wire, like what I want to try.
It should work right?


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Old 06-15-2015, 12:47 PM   #57
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Default De-rusting bucket: removing rust from steel and cast iron parts, old-school.

It worked perfectly using the copper wire to connect the anode together.

The junk battery charger I bought was WAY too weak by itself....so I just stepped up to a full size car battery, and kept it alive with the charger.

This was just my trial run, so I'm gonna make a nicer looking set-up, and get a better battery charger this week. Still have lots of de-rusting to do.




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Old 08-31-2015, 03:19 PM   #58
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So I'm planning on doing this soon, but can't weld to make a sweet anode. Would it work if I used some steel bars/strips and connect it all together with copper wire?

If not I'll just bolt it all together, but using wire would be much easier and cheaper since I have wire already.

The picture below is from earlier in this thread. It kinda looks like they wrapped their rebar with copper wire, like what I want to try.
It should work right?


I see you already answered your own question, but yes. This is my pic and it works very well if you ask me. Welded one would probably be nicer, but this is good enough for me!
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Old 09-24-2015, 12:22 PM   #59
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Just finished up welding up my cage. Got some big plans for this

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Old 09-25-2015, 06:24 AM   #60
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Just finished up welding up my cage. Got some big plans for this

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This is awesome!
Makes me want to upsize my set up.

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Also, if anyone is having trouble finding a manual battery charger to use, I picked up mine from Sears. The brand is "Plus Start". I bought and returned 5 different ones from random stores before finding this one that works perfect.

Couldn't find an old style used one anywhere.



http://m.sears.com/plus-start-batter...p-02889023000P

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Old 09-25-2015, 09:34 AM   #61
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I ended up getting this one
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002YR83Q?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
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Old 09-26-2015, 03:04 PM   #62
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That is amazing, saving this for down the road.
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Old 11-25-2015, 05:19 AM   #63
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Here's how one of my knuckles turned out. Haven't had time to dunk the other yet.

First picture of the knuckle is after 4-5 hours total. The second is after 15+ hours total and a quick wd40 spray down. Last picture is after paint.








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Old 11-29-2015, 02:05 PM   #64
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Wow.

I'm totally building one of these. Thanks for sharing!!
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Old 12-04-2015, 06:00 PM   #65
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That knuckle looks great even without paint
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Here's my new bucket. Not too big, not too small.
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:17 AM   #67
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Default De-rusting bucket: removing rust from steel and cast iron parts, old-school.

^^^^^Nice! I actually just finished up a new bucket yesterday. I have the same exact round one you have with the rope handles, but went with something rectangular and slightly larger. The round one was a little to small to fit a control arm.

I can finally weld one together instead of linking it all with copper wire. Might look randomly put together, but I was lazy and didn't want to cut the rebar to exact sizes.....so angling them to the sides was an easy way to make use of the rebar from my old set-up.

Old bucket on the left. New one is much deeper.




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Old 05-24-2016, 10:18 AM   #68
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Whoops double post
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:51 PM   #69
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this just blew my mind... AWESOME!!!!
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Old 08-16-2016, 02:13 AM   #70
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This is awesome. Can't wait to try it
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Old 03-17-2017, 07:21 AM   #71
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Here's how one of my knuckles turned out. Haven't had time to dunk the other yet.

First picture of the knuckle is after 4-5 hours total. The second is after 15+ hours total and a quick wd40 spray down. Last picture is after paint.










Finally disassembled and dunked my other knuckle after a year of being distracted with other things....so I figured I'd bump this thread.

Also wanted to add that I did this in cold weather. It was outside in below freezing temps for over a day and never really froze.....after a night of 20*F just the top was starting to freeze, but it didn't seem to affect the de-rusting.

I think if I had the charger on a higher setting it would've made enough bubbles to stop freezing completely. One thing I noticed was the anode had icicles on it...under the water...but no ice anywhere else. you can kinda see it in the one picture.

So here's the pics. Second pic is about 8 hours or so in, then the third pic is another 10-15 hours in, because I left it run while I was at work. Total was possibly over 24 hours and it turned out fantastic.

Last picture is BEFORE paint right out of the tank, compared to a rusty front caliper:







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