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Unread 11-24-2013, 07:54 AM   #16
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That link actually stresses WASHING SODA (Sodium Carbonate) and not baking soda (Sodium BI-Carbonate).

Most don't make the distinction.

There are some other things that make the process better, like heating up the water before you mix in the sodium carbonate so it completely dissolves,
Making sure you have all the grease/oil off the piece you are trying to restore...

And using stainless rods instead of common iron or low grade steel rods...
Those large stainless screws sold at lumber yards for barn building work pretty good for cheap...
(Stainless isn't ever cheap, but these are cheaper source of stainless than a lot of other stuff you might find)

Long soak time at LOW AMPERAGE works better than throwing a ton of amperage at it and expecting faster results.

This is the best kept secret in restorations, It's been around FOREVER, but so very few people seem to know about it....

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Unread 11-24-2013, 08:23 AM   #17
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Keep all the info flowing in guys! Im going thru the forum and when I see a tip, hint or procedure Im printing it out and putting it in a binder. I started this because I was looking for something specific and ended up hours later on a totally different topic and forgot what I was originally searching for

The only problem? STILL havent been able to pick up the CJ yet......

Later
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Unread 11-25-2013, 08:04 AM   #18
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cold tablets

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If you're in no hurry to remove rust, this works well for smaller parts. Use a bigger tub for larger parts.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Elec...val-aka-Magic/




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I need 5k cold tab for the Thanksgiving Batch (tm). AND you gotta sign for every box! By the time I get battery acid, alum oxide, peroxide, benzene etc...
Get your orders in early. Last years went fast. Get a free tooth-brush and zinc/acetone toothpaste free w/every purchase this year!
BTW: RENT or better yet, use a foreclosed home for a "grow house". By the time our slow butt gov't gets it to auction, you'll have at least 2 crops drying!
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Unread 11-25-2013, 08:32 AM   #19
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Buy a book. Buy tools as necessity dictates. No sense in spending a bunch of up front money on a project that life may prolong beyond your plans.
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Unread 11-25-2013, 08:35 AM   #20
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That link actually stresses WASHING SODA (Sodium Carbonate) and not baking soda (Sodium BI-Carbonate).

Most don't make the distinction.

There are some other things that make the process better, like heating up the water before you mix in the sodium carbonate so it completely dissolves,
Making sure you have all the grease/oil off the piece you are trying to restore...

And using stainless rods instead of common iron or low grade steel rods...
Those large stainless screws sold at lumber yards for barn building work pretty good for cheap...
(Stainless isn't ever cheap, but these are cheaper source of stainless than a lot of other stuff you might find)

Long soak time at LOW AMPERAGE works better than throwing a ton of amperage at it and expecting faster results.

This is the best kept secret in restorations, It's been around FOREVER, but so very few people seem to know about it....
Be careful using stainless. Hexavalent chromium can be a concern. It's bad stuff.

But yeah, it's a good trick. I built a tub to do parts. I used re-bar for my array. I've also cleaned a crusty muzzleloader bore this way.
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