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Cleaning of relic in forrest camp

Article about: hi guys, does the item being cleaned have to be suspended in the water solution as apposed to lying on the bottom of the bucket/jar ect?

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    Electrolysis on the hoof ..... he'd have thought !

    Excellent use of those old batteries as well. Thanks for the tip.

    Steve T

  2. #12

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    Comrades, I use Tomato Sauce or Vinegar, it depends on how strong you wish the cleaning mixture to be, I love the Electrical Complex in use....

  3. #13

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    Great tip Maxim...
    Most of the time I go diggin for 3 days in a row and this is a good way of cleaning during my trips :-)

    At home I have a big Electrolysis tank were all my rusty items are being cleaned..

    Cheers,
    Eric

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    Re: using Electrolysis

    Be careful, if you leave items in too long you can start removing more than dirt or oxidation. Paint, plating (gold, silver), decals, enamel, &c can be lost so go slow.

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    Try using vinegar and mix in some bi carbonate of soda , the vinegar acts as the acid, the bi carb as a agitator and cleans pretty deep

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    I'll give your method a blast davejb next week on my 'monster trip'

    Cheers

    Steve T

  7. #17

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    Oh and by the way guys, I tried the lemon juice method on some WW2 German coins. It ate them so quickly that it almost totally removed the eagle holding the swastika on the reverse.

    DON'T use this method with German coins !!!!



    Steve T

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    Steve is spot on. Coins do not like Lemon

    I use electrolysis on relics.... Bicarb is the best in the water for delicate items.... if there is alot of rust and its a gun or hinge etc... use table salt.

  9. #19

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    Ok a quick question.

    Do you attach the relic to the anode (positive) or cathode (negative) connection of the circuit ?

    Cheers

    Steve T

  10. #20

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    Steve, from what I have read, and experimented with (got 1 on the go at the moment), attach the relic to the negative.
    Open to suggestions if I am wrong on this.
    Regards to all, Simon.

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