Joel Artursson profile picture Joel Artursson 3 years ago 7
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DIY engine block de-rusting.

DIY engine block de-rusting. - DIY

So did a test of using electrolysis to clean the old rusty engine block from rust and loose paint.
Turned out really good, but my power source was a little bit on the weak side! I used water and baking soda, but also added a little bit of washing powder.

The engine block had to be brushed afterwards and cleaned with a degreaser. Only because the worst rust just loosen up on the engine block, but doesn’t come off until wiped off.
Surface rust forms really quick afterwards it comes out of the electrolysis bath so had to be quick to get everything off and put a protecting oil film on top.

However now it is ready to get resurfaced and soon be put together with fully forged internals, 800hp here we come!