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Old 10-17-2021, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by MAD Mitch View post
I found a badly rusted padlock a few weeks ago in the backyard and I decided to try electrolysis on it just to see how much rust I could get off of it. I took an elongated plastic container, a piece of rebar, and my battery charger to use for the process. I got some washing soda from Amazon (canít find it around here) and mixed maybe a cup and a half of it with the water. I set the charger to 2 amps and it sat there for a couple of days (except when I was work yesterday). This was really more about getting experience with electrolysis than an actual restore. The lock is in pretty rough shape.
In the picture of your liquid solution it looks like your positive lead is on the item you are cleaning. You want the ground on the item you are cleaning so it does not destroy it.

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