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Old 07-02-2017, 10:07 PM
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Hello everyone. I Use electrolysis to remove rust from old axe heads etc. Dies anyone know how to remove the black residue that won't rinse off?
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:49 AM
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Old 08-06-2017, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Sasquatch39 View post
Hello everyone. I Use electrolysis to remove rust from old axe heads etc. Dies anyone know how to remove the black residue that won't rinse off?
I use one of those 3M green scrub pads with Dawn dish soap. Works pretty well. Good luck.

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Hello everyone. I Use electrolysis to remove rust from old axe heads etc. Dies anyone know how to remove the black residue that won't rinse off?
I would not remove that. That is the patina of an iron find. Its like you brush your old silver findings to glamour. It is the rest of the original surface of the iron.
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:58 PM
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I would not remove that. That is the patina of an iron find. Its like you brush your old silver findings to glamour. It is the rest of the original surface of the iron.
Agree'd!! I would either seal it with an oil or with a clear coat of some sort.

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I clean my iron under running water with a brass or nylon brush. Seems to get all of the black stuff off without messing up the patina too bad. I'll use some light steel wool if the brush doesn't get all of it off, but that seems to remove some patina as well, so be careful.
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