Rust Removal by Electrolysis - A Detailed Illustrated Tutorial, page 38

9. Photos of Derusted Relics & Artifacts Before and After Electrolysis

Below are the "before and after" photos of some iron relics and artifacts that underwent all steps of the electrolytic removal of rust described in this tutorial.

I chose these images to show you how well electrolysis remove rust from any kind of iron artifacts that had been underground for a few centuries. And it does not matter whether it is a bog iron or a hardened steel tool, the electrolysis does an equally good job in each case.

Small Iron Artefacts Before Undergoing Electrolysis

Small Iron Artefacts Before Undergoing Electrolysis

Same Artefacts After Being De-Rusted with Electrolysis

Small Iron Artefacts After Being Cleaned with Electrolysis

Dug Rusty Bloom, circa 16th-17th Century, Forged Out of Bog Iron

Dug Rusty Forged Iron Bloom, circa 16th-17th Century

The Same Bloom After Being De-Rusted by Electrolysis

Forged Iron Bloom, circa 16th-17th Century, After Derusting by Electrolysis

Note that no surface detail can be distinguished, with no nails or their holes visible.

Dug Rusty Horseshoes (with other relics), circa 15th-17th Century

Dug Rusty Horseshoes, circa 15th-17th Century

Same Horseshoes After Being Cleaned with Electrolysis

Medieval Horseshoes After Being Cleaned with Electrolysis



Number of pages: < Previous | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 |

| 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 |

| 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | Next >