There are lots of methods to remove rust from rusty camp ovens like detergent and steel wool combined with some elbow grease, soaked in a solution of vinegar and bicarb soda, placed in a container with a mixture of water and Molasses, and much more.
Today we look at cleaning rusty camp ovens with electrolysis. It’s an easy method as it uses an electric current to remove the rust within hours of placing the camp oven into the bath.
Place an anode in each corner of the bucket, and drill two holes for each anode and fix in place with wire or cable ties.
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Using the electrical wire, connect each anode together, I stripped each end long enough so that I could wrap the ends around the anodes. Remember it does not matter how you do this step just don’t forget to make sure you keep the wire out of the water.
It’s time to fill your tub with water and add the Lectric Washing soda; this can be purchased at your local supermarket from the laundry section, add 1\2 cup per 20 litres of water and give it a good stir until all of the washing soda is dissolved.
Once you have filled your container, it’s time to tie your camp oven using some wire onto something that is non-conductive and places into the tank and connects up to the battery charger and turns it on. You will notice it start to work pretty much straight away.
I left the camp oven in the solution for four hours. Before removing the camp oven from the bath make sure you unplug the charger and remove the connections, on inspection, I found 4 hours was sufficient for this camp oven.
How much better does it look, it will have a black sludge all over it, to remove this you need to scrub it with a scourer under a tap. Once clean I let it dry in the sun for a bit.
It’s all clean and ready to be re-seasoned, how goo does it look? To learn more about seasoning click here
I used to like using the molasses method as its gentle on old camp ovens. However, the electrolysis method is less messy and does not smell the place out like the molasses did and is quite easy to set up too. For more detailed information on this process Click Here
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