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Blog entry by driscie posted 02-19-2010 05:00 PM 982 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have old planes that are in need of cleaning, the electroyte process looks cool but how does it work or how can make one?

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#1 posted 02-19-2010 06:24 PM

Here ya go.

There’s other good tutorials out there on the net too, just google it up.


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#2 posted 02-19-2010 08:38 PM

I used evapo-rust on my restoration I am doing now. It works well no need for a batter kind of a cost and is easily disposed of after a few uses. Also its nontoxic so you can get it on your hands without fear of it hurting you. You can reuse it by filtering the sediment out. You can get it from Autozone and harbor frieght. Atleast i know you can get it from autozone thats where i got mine.

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#3 posted 02-19-2010 08:46 PM


I picked up a gallon of Evaporust at HF yesterday for $19.99. It works very well and, as Joe points out, it can be reused over and over. I clean it by pouring used thru a large funnel twice, first through an old fine screen basket from an old coffee maker, then again with a paper coffee filter installed in the basket.

Good Luck with your planes! Hope you post before and after pictures.

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#4 posted 02-19-2010 10:14 PM

the simple way is to use a scrap piece of steel, and a small plastic tub. combine baking soda( 2T) and water (1 gallon)
use a trickle charger 2 amp. connect the positive lead to the scrap and the other to the item. do not submerge the leads and watch the electrolysis go to work.

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#5 posted 02-20-2010 11:18 PM

Check out this post by David. There is a PDF on the page.

David fixed the LJ post.

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