Join Date: May 2013
Location: Panhandle of Texas
Electrolysis does work well on rust. I collect cast iron cookware, and electrlysis is one of the proven, safe methods we collectors use to clean rusty cast iron. Your method may take along time using just a wire. We typically use a sheet of stainless steel and hang the skillet next to it, not touching, suspended in a container of solute, and usually in hours it will clean the piece up. It seems to work in "line of sight", meaning it will clean the side facing the stainless steel side, then you turn the skillet to clean the other side. You can use arm & hammer washing soda, it works well.