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Soaking Parts to Remove Rust
« on: May 22, 2019, 08:53:04 AM »
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Re: Soaking Parts to Remove Rust
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2019, 08:55:49 AM »
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Re: Soaking Parts to Remove Rust
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2019, 08:57:29 AM »
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Re: Soaking Parts to Remove Rust
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2019, 08:59:48 AM »
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Re: Soaking Parts to Remove Rust
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2020, 01:28:56 PM »
FYI - Cleaning vinegar.

Regular, white vinegar consists of about 5% acetic acid and 95% water. On the other hand, cleaning vinegar has an acidity of 6%. That 1% more acidity makes it 20% stronger than white vinegar. The environmentally friendly cleaning vinegar is safe for grown people, pets and kids.


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Re: Soaking Parts to Remove Rust
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2020, 03:39:28 PM »
If I ever win the lottery I am going to buy a house with an in-ground pool.  I will drain the pool, fill it with molasses and then just drive my car into it.

Once the car is totally rust-free I'll pull it out and then add some yeast to the pool.  After the yeast does its' thing for a while (aka making a "mash") I can distill the stuff in the pool and turn it into an alcohol-based degreasing cleaner.

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Re: Soaking Parts to Remove Rust
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2020, 06:18:24 AM »
Evapo-Rust - holy shit i'm a believer.  I picked up a jug of this at Tractor Supply yesterday and soaked a very rusty old vise in it over night.  I checked on it this morning and I couldn't believe it, the parts were like new.  I have never seen anything that works this good before.

I did no prep to the vise, just took it apart and set the pieces in the Evapo-rust and they came out like new in less than 12 hours of soaking. 




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Re: Soaking Parts to Remove Rust
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2020, 06:21:48 AM »
Be careful with Muiratic acid, it will eat the good metal too, not just the rust.  Also, the fumes will damage the chrome on any parts you have near by so use it outside, not in your shop.  I knew a guy that ruined the chrome bumpers on his Chevelle while soaking some other parts over night in his garage.