- 12v battery charger
- plastic bucket
- soda crystals
- bit of copper wire
- bit of mild steel (bar,rod or old tool, etc)
WARNING the process of electrolysis produces hydrogen, so no smoking or naked flames!!
Step 1: The Solution
Add 1 table spoon of soda crystals for ever litre of water and mix.
Step 2: Wiring Up the Part
Step 3: Wiring Up the Electrode
hook the other end over the rim of the bucket as before
Step 4: Give It Some Power!!
Connect the negative (black -) to the part
make sure that the electrode and the part are not touching and turn on the power.
the smaller the part the quicker it will work.
as a guide I will leave the part shown here for 2 hours
The part will start to fizz before it gets to cloudy to see it anymore
Rust particals will form a scum on the top of the water
Rinse when done and dry throughly