Thread: Rust Removal
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:32 PM
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Default Re: Rust Removal

Originally Posted by yodar View Post

I forgot to comment on your use of vinegar or acetic acid. My father was a chemist in metallurgy and before metal is to be plated or painted they run it into a "pickling bath" which was mild Hydrochloric acid. I much prefer your weaker acid and safer approach.
My thanks go to FunDreamer for that mixture, it is very effective at the task, and I had the makings handy.

Originally Posted by yodar View Post
But before final treatment a good cleaning with Simple Green and a rinse will help the rust proof product you apply be more effective.
Good to know, I'll grab some this weekend.

Originally Posted by yodar View Post
And one other bit of trivia. Since I am INTO guns, few know that gun bluing is just a form of RUST (black iron oxide) i have always wondered weather my parts might survive the weather better if they were "blued." ;.)
Yep, the black oxide's actually a good thing. A blued bike and motor would be interesting.. could look really good on the right build.


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