It is so nice to see your rims turning out like mine did. I remember how I felt when I first saw them as they came out of my Electrolysis Tank
is what I remember and I was pretty tickled...
I am glad that you share the feeling
Billy, yup the tank sure beats a grinder and a wire wheel... much, much easier.. but don't put away the 4" grinder... you will need a twisted wire cup brush to get rid of the last remnants.
I clean my re-bar every day.. every 8 hours if I have the time. When I have clean re-bar with good connections and the chain is also cleaned well with no corrosion to interfer with the current, I can have a steady 8 amps for about 30% of the 8 hour period.. and then the value does deteriorate as the re-bar gets gunk built up on it.. but it very seldom goes below 2 or 3 amps which is sufficient. It just takes a while longer. A tad bit stronger electrolyte will overcome that little problem.
I have various sizes of Electrolysis vats from a five gal bucket to a 100 gallon fiberglass tank. I use old stainless steel pots or trays off a steam table and a piece of stainless 8 x 16x 1/4 and they all do a great job.
Russ, I am getting the replacement parts for Jethro back in the next little bit, and I am going to stick em in the tank. Torque tube, rear drop axles and all the big stuff. Sickle bar mower and a bunch of larger parts for my Massey Harris #2 Potato Digger too will need the attention of the tank.
Unfortunately the large barrel is not going to fit the bill, and my 5 gallon tank isn't going to cut the mustard either.. so I got this one to dunk the torque tube and other large pieces into....
I think this one might do the trick