How-To: Electrolytic rust removal

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Here’s a well-illustrated guide to electrolytic rust removal by Instructables user ToolNut, which could come in handy for restoring those flea market tool finds.

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  1. I am pretty sure this has been on Make before. Saying that it does work pretty well. I used it when restoring an old drill press someone rescued from a dumpster and gave to me and that came up beautifully. It seems to work well on cast parts where it can be hard to remove surface rust due to the metals rough surface.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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