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    Lightbulb Galvanization in your garage

    Galvanization, in the garage, with your own hands, without using an electric apparatus!


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    Last edited by Jon; 05-18-2020 at 02:16 PM. Reason: embedding video inline

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    Thanks Kovanca Polock! We've added your Galvanizing Method to our Miscellaneous category,
    as well as to your builder page: Kovanca Polock's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Hi Kovanca, thanks for the post, it looks promising.
    Can you translate what exactly are all the products you are using ?
    The glass bottle, the blue plastic bottle ?
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    Assumed process:
    Dissolving a handful of cast zinc parts in app 30% Sulphuric acid solution (battery acid electrolyte), adding a lidful of booze, let parts soak in solution for 10 min.
    Dissolve a few sporkfuls of content from blue bottle - probably Sodiumhydroxide, dunk parts in, then rinse in a good enuff Sodium Carbonate solution.
    Rinse and repeat until result is satisfactory. Final clean in tap water. YMMV
    Some videos just raise more questions than they answer.

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    Battery electrolyte, zinc, baking soda, industrial alcohol, alkali. Glass jar, plastic and iron bowl
    Last edited by Kovanca Polock; 05-19-2020 at 06:59 AM.

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    Congratulations Kovanca Polock - your Galvanizing Method is the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    Another good week with a lot of strong contenders, but this is an accessible metal finishing technique that will likely be used a lot around here.

    Some more nice builds from this week:

    Parallel Plane Measuring Method by rgsparber
    Dividing Head by machining 4 all
    Copper Plating Method by Kovanca Polock
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    Horizontal Bandsaw Accuracy Modifications by rgsparber
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    Traffic Cone Holder by Frank S
    Polisher by machining 4 all
    Hydraulic Dump Trailer by KustomsbyKent
    Motorized Turntable by Retro Steam Tech
    Scribe by olderdan
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    Kovanca Polock - we've added your tool entry to our All Homemade Tool of the Week winners post. And, you'll now notice the wrench-on-pedestal award in the awards showcase in your postbit, visible beneath your username:



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    Nice work!

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    1. The parts to be coated weren’t properly cleaned first. Acetone and 0000 steel wool would do the best job there.
    2. As it wasn’t electroplated, the counting will wear off relatively easily.
    3. The stainless steel scouter is overkill, 0000 steel wool would be a better choice
    4. What alcohol? All I saw was Zinc, Acid, Sodium Hydroxide and Sodium Carbonate.

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    Nice tip for the ones that doesn't know this.

    I started to wonder that is it really so?
    That they didn't teach you this at school. At age 14-15?

    Basic chemistry and physics are part of learning programme here.


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