So... After a few years of personal assault on my chain (5 years of winter and summer riding for approximately 15 000 miles), I am looking to perform a little bit of an experiment this upcoming spring. I do not intend to use the same chain again, as I will be buying a new one this may, but I would like to see if it can be cleaned.
Back in one of my terrible freshman level chem courses during college, we touched up on electrolysis and sacrificial metals, and did a really short lab experiment where - blah blah blah - one of the nodes lost mass, the other gained mass.
A list of supplies I have to get'er done is a battery charger, rusty bike chain (Cathode), bucket, water, baking soda, and a sacrificial metal [iron or stainless steel, (Anode)].
*Safety first, obviously, as I'm not trying to blow my place up or get the neighbors to thinking I'm making meth.
My question now is, does anyone here have any experience with electrolytic rust removal? Any comments or concerns?