Monday, July 12, 2010

Electrolysis cleaning

Yup electrolysis cleaning.
Non-destructive...just kinda slow sometimes. For those curious for the details. Simply apply a low voltage ~ 12 - 24 V DC to the rebar in an ionic solution. There's a product called Arm and Hammer washing soda it works well and is biodegradable and not horribly caustic. The rebar is negatively charged. The engine block ( or metal you want cleaned ) is positively charged. Don't let the + / - touch. Then fill the tank up with water / washing soda and let the electricity do the work. You'll need something with a decently high amp rating ~ 2 to 10 Amps. A large battery charger works well for this.