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Since you are very experienced, I take it you have already tryed the obvious solutions with no sucess. So I took a chance with less usual methods.
Gear gun: not sure if it will work in your particular case, but I could once separate a few parts "glued" due to rust. Concentrade heat will dilate the pieces and eventuallly break a few links loose.
Electrolysis: it envolves putting the rust part into a Electrolyte solution, using a plastic container.
You will need a sacrifice metal and a battery.
If you think you have enough room for this, and if everything else fails, let me know and I will try to guide you. (I will have to find a way to do this in English!)
Em sexta-feira, 28 de março de 2014, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...
What does everyone think about Hydrochloric acid? No damage to the hull? Fumes? How to get rid of it afterward?
Not sure what the heat gun would do???
I don't understand what you're talking about with electrolysis?
On Mar 28, 2014, at 8:17 PM, Roque <ediroque@...> wrote:
Alternatives to think about:
1. Hydrochloric acid;
2. Heat gun;
3. Electrolysis (maybe you won't have enough room for this)
S/Y Atica Amel 54
Em sexta-feira, 28 de março de 2014, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> escreveu:
Been there and done that. Such a small access that I'm bruised on the arm and ribs from squeezing in there.
I hit the mass with a 5 lb hammer and nothing budges!
Keep em coming!
On Mar 28, 2014, at 7:16 PM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...> wrote:
Lady Annila SM 232
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28 mar 2014 kl. 18:50 skrev "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@...>:
Never heard of that product Mark, but I'll see if I can find it. Soda blasting would only hot the surface, but maybe could help a bit at a time.
Keep those ideas coming!
On Mar 28, 2014, at 6:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:
Another thought. Since you are in a yard - soda blasting? It would be a mess to clean up but it would probably do the trick.
On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...>
Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for 24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL
On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <hanspeter.baettig@...> wrote:
buy a new one, safety first
Tamango 2 , SM #16
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away
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Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@...>:
I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL