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Electrolysis and babbitt bearings


Can I do electrolysis on rusty iron with babbitt bearings without hurting the bearings?:confused:

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Old 12-20-2006, 08:55 PM
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Can I do electrolysis on rusty iron with babbitt bearings without hurting the bearings?
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Yes, it doesn't harm babbitt....as long as you hook it up properly of course.
Negative to the piece(s) being cleaned, positive to your sacrifitial metal.
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Just be sure that the part and the sacrificial anode do not touch. I usually use a brick to keep them apart. The larger the anode, and the more you can wrap it around the part without touching, the better and faster it will clean. Won't hurt babbitt or brass. Al Wait
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