Thread: Lye Bath
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Old 12-23-2020, 08:31 PM
Jody M Jody M is offline
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Default Re: Lye Bath

For several years, I used nothing but electrolysis, since it cleans everything. The past 2 years I've started to use a lye tank first. It allows me to stack multiple pieces in the lye tank for extended periods of time, until I can get to them. All of the carbon build up comes clean and it makes the etank work so much easier and efficiently. Where I really notice the difference is with the pieces with a heavy carbon build up. Sometimes they take some elbow grease and multiple attempts in the etank to completely clean. After removing the heavy duty crud in the lye tank first, they clean up nicely in the etank on the first try, with no "elbow grease" required.
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