Galvanization, in the garage, with your own hands, without using an electric apparatus!
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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 ?
Kovanca Polock (05-19-2020)
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.
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.
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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.
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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