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Posted: 8/14/2005 4:42:16 AM EDT
I have all the things I need to do it with now. Some 85% phosphoric acid, some powdered manganese dioxide and some steel wool but I have one question. When you add the steel wool to the mixture, do you add the part to be parked at the same time or do you wait a little before adding the part you are parkerizing? Here is some info on how to, but it isnt clear on when to add the part. http://www.jouster.com/articles30m1/parkerizing.html
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 4:43:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ar_mcadams:
I have all the things I need to do it with now. Some 85% phosphoric acid, some powdered manganese dioxide and some steel wool but I have one question. When you add the steel wool to the mixture, do you add the part to be parked at the same time or do you wait a little before adding the part you are parkerizing? Here is some info on how to, but it isnt clear on when to add the part. www.jouster.com/articles30m1/parkerizing.html

Link Posted: 8/14/2005 5:27:36 AM EDT
I've never done it (yet ) but it seems to me that you should put the steel wool in first, and give it some time to interact with the solution before you start submersing parts. The instructions that you linked to seems to indicate (but not flat out state) the same thing.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 6:04:33 AM EDT
ive used brownells parl only. it used the steel wool only oncewhen you first make the solution. they call it buffering teh park.. if you dont you parts will be very light untill teh solution takes enough iron out of teh metal to buffer itself. they say to wrap the steel wool in a coffie filter and then put it in. i cant rember how long it took cause that was 2 years ago and im still using it.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 8:28:54 AM EDT
Make sure your steel wool is clean, and isn't oily or covered in some kind of goop. It would be a shame to kill a nice park job with contaminated steel wool.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 4:31:55 PM EDT
thanks, Ill just try it on something small first. Ill let you guys know how it turnes out.
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