Free 50 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Remove advertisements
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Passivating welds with electrolytic cleaning - GIF and video

  1. #1

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Jon For This Useful Post:

    Seedtick (12-19-2017)

  3. #2
    Ralphxyz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    306
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 56 Times in 46 Posts

    Ralphxyz's Tools
    Not sure of what exactly I am seeing but then again I am not a welder.

    But it sure looks nice.

    Ralph

  4. #3
    Frank S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Peacock TX
    Posts
    1,974
    Thanks
    339
    Thanked 1,924 Times in 935 Posts

    Frank S's Tools
    Ralph the brush made in the cup fits on the tig torch you dip it in a solution then as you brush across the weld you apply current just as if you were going to weld only instead of an arc from the tungsten the current is carried by the liquid in the bristles which creates a very localized plasma spray any deposits left for the burning of the inert gases during the welding process are vaporized leaving clean metal and weld just wipe away the left over liquid.
    This really speeds up the clean up process.
    I don't know who came up with it but it sure beats having to dip an entire weldement into a vat that does about the same thing.
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

  5. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Frank S For This Useful Post:

    Christophe Mineau (12-20-2017), Jon (12-20-2017)

  6. #4
    Frank S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Peacock TX
    Posts
    1,974
    Thanks
    339
    Thanked 1,924 Times in 935 Posts

    Frank S's Tools
    The thing I am wondering and hope to someday try if I ever get another tig unit. Is if the same process can be used to efficiently brush off surface rust on larger areas if so it will be a whole new boon for restorations.
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Frank S For This Useful Post:

    NortonDommi (12-20-2017)

  8. #5
    Ralphxyz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    306
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 56 Times in 46 Posts

    Ralphxyz's Tools
    Thank you Frank and the original poster. I had to Google "Passivation" and got a whole new education, WOW!! That is so cool.

    One of these days I had hoped to add TIG welding to my skill set and have a TIG welder, now my vision is expanded further.

    Ralph

  9. #6
    NortonDommi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    North Island, New Zealand.
    Posts
    237
    Thanks
    477
    Thanked 103 Times in 77 Posts
    No reason this won't work with an arc welder. Now was that DC? DC- or DC +?

  10. #7
    Frank S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Peacock TX
    Posts
    1,974
    Thanks
    339
    Thanked 1,924 Times in 935 Posts

    Frank S's Tools
    Quote Originally Posted by NortonDommi View Post
    No reason this won't work with an arc welder. Now was that DC? DC- or DC +?
    I was thinking the same thing
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

  11. #8
    NortonDommi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    North Island, New Zealand.
    Posts
    237
    Thanks
    477
    Thanked 103 Times in 77 Posts
    I rewatched and brush has 1500 Carbon fibre bristles, that would not be hard to make. Going on the to do list to have a play when I have time.


    Post your reply!
    Join 33,912 of us and get our 50 Must Read Homemade Tools eBook free.



    50 Must Read Homemade Tools

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •