Following on from the post http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/e...-removal-67148 I have managed to successfully clean up an old garden trowel from my late mother’s garden which she used all the time. The following photos show the process in cleaning up the trowel which has now been painted and back in service. The trowel is very old and is well made so pleased to have recovered it and give it a new lease of life. The trowel was left in the solution for 15 hours the ratio of crystal to tap water was 1.5 table spoon to 1 Gallon.
Rusty garden trowel and soda crystals
Bucket waiting to be emptied
Anodes covered with unwanted rust from trowel
Anodes removed for cleaning
All cleaned and stored ready for next rusty item.
Thank you for viewing and if you have items you are thinking of throwing due to rust have ago it could safe you a lot of money.
The Home Engineer.