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Old 08-31-2017, 05:49:08 PM
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If you use a metal can and hang part insulated from can wont it be the same as making a "cage"?
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Default Re: Electrolysis

Don't do that,it will make a mess.
Cut the bottom out of the can,insert can into plastic bucket,then hang part inside of can. Plastic bucket will hold liquid,metal can will be anode.
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I do not think so. The anode is sacrificial. In your case the can would be the anode and it will likely get a hole in it and rusty water all over the shop or kitchen.
It is actually the part that is sacrificial as it is negatively charged. I still would use a plastic tub though.
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Default Re: Electrolysis

They don't. If everything is proper they will accumulate the crud the leaves the part. Could be dirty DC, or wrong polarity. Electrolysis cleaning is basically the opposite of electro plating, one removes, the other deposits. Plated parts are "reverse etched" prior to plating to expose new clean metal. I think the definition of "anode" is the confusing issue here, it changes based on weather a device is receiving or delivering current or something like that that I should remember more clearly but the years have fogged

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ACID rings a bell "Anode Current In Negative" which technically makes the part the anode.
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DC flows N- to P+. Hmm. Seeing cautions about stainless for P+, http://www.antique-engines.com/stain...electrodes.htm, guess I don't need to use my stainless barrel.
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Both electrodes will produce gas, mostly hydrogen and oxygen but stainless electrodes off gas some nasty stuff along with.
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