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Electrolysis and babbitt bearings

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Old 12-20-2006, 08:55:49 PM
Gasengin Gasengin is offline
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Default Electrolysis and babbitt bearings

Can I do electrolysis on rusty iron with babbitt bearings without hurting the bearings?
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Default Re: Electrolysis and babbitt bearings

Yes, it doesn't harm 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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