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MN 05.05 Rust - Electrolysis

Describes rust removal by a domestically-practical electrolytic method.

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Rust - Electrolysis
Ref No: MN 05.05
Date: 29-07-2013
Author: Hugh Thompson 
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Treatment techniques described may not be suitable for items of high or historical value. Users should always test first on a small inconspicuous area; observe safety and health guidelines given by suppliers, and dispose of used materials responsibly. The Society does not endorse or guarantee any proprietary products named (and it recognises that other products may be suitable). If in any doubt, expert advice should be obtained.