Does anyone know where you can purchase some caustic soda/sodium hydroxide from?
I want to use it to take the anodizing off my mounts and then polish them up for a bit of bling.
Pick and Pay or any good hardware store.Drain cleader's active content.
Any good hardware store.
Just dont get it near any Alloy parts, it will eat them.
be sure to get decent pair of rubber gloves and becareful caustic soda is
nasty, nasty stuff.
Remember put boiling water in a bowl first then add caustic soda, otherway around and it will end up in your face.
Thanks for the advice. Will be careful.
show us pics when you are done
i did my mounts like that. it came out looking nice. the caustic soda removes all, but the longest part is the polishing.
What do you use for polishing?
Brasso and a polishing wheel
I use a marine metal polish. Very good stuff. I pollish my rc boats alu stuff with it. Even without a polish wheel by hand it works a lot better then braso.
I buy mine from a Chemist
I recommend Autosol followed by Brasso, I used that combination on my motorcycles, particularly larger engine covers and clutch housings. I also used a drill mounted buffing wheel but the speed has to be right, very labour intensive.
Been to a few hardware stores today and most don't even know what caustic soda is. Can someone who has used it before please tell me where you bought it from.