Jet JJ-6CSX #3: Rust Removal

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Blog entry by twoblacklabs posted 01-15-2011 02:29 AM 1093 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Only able to get a little done so far today. Blades came out of the cutter-head much easier than anticipated and I am grateful. All of the bolts that have been removed so far are soaking in Evapo-rust. The Fence Base is undergoing electrolysis as this is written. Have not used either method before so this is sort of a comparison.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#1 posted 01-22-2011 08:43 PM

How did the comparison go? Which method works better; I’ve been leary about the electrolysis method although I keep reading good things here about it.

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#2 posted 01-22-2011 10:59 PM

The fence base turned out well. It has 2 coats of primer and a single coat of White Paint. However, I don’t have a true comparison as the materials and size were not close enough to the same size to offer a adequate determination.

The Evapo-rust worked well also. The only down fall is that it requires enough quantity, as to submerge the item. Which is easy with bolts and cutter-head but not so much with the base parts.

I used the electrolysis over 30 hours. There was still some corrosion to remove with a wire brush but it did come off much easier. Due to work and weather, I have not been able to tackle more pieces. I will know more as the weather warms up and I have a few days off. Currently, my 5 gallon bucket of “Solution” is a solid single chunk of rusty ice. Total cost to try the experiment? About $6 as I had the battery charger and bucket. I only had to buy a single piece of rebar and the Arm and Hammer cleaner.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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