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What's your rust removal method?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by CUtacomaTIGER, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Feb 19, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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    CUtacomaTIGER

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    EDIT: Either for tools or for frame or whatever else

    I've heard/read of:

    lemon juice (citric acid) & salt

    lemon juice (citric acid) & baking soda

    White vinegar (acetic acid) & salt

    White vinegar (acetic acid) & baking soda

    WD-40 (water displacement perfected on 40th try)

    Then you scrub with some steel wool or what not. Neutralize solution with some soapy water or baking soda and dry. Then put some WD-40, oil, or some other rust inhibitor to protect.
     
  2. Feb 19, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    MDFM31

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    I used wire wheels on a drill and 80 grit sandpaper where I couldn't fit the driill, followed by Zero rust paint on my frame. Zero rust requires minimal prep work, just spray with water and let it dry 24 hours. It has held up pretty well so far. Definitely better then the areas I did with wire wheels/ 80 grit, laquer thinner and rustoleum.
     
  3. May 27, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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    koco

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    Ospho is good. It is phosphoric and other acids. Turns the rust white. It changes from iron oxide to magnetite, so it's actually not rust anymore. Ospho can be found at the auto parts or hardware store. It's also called metal prep used by restoration and body shops. Just spray it on with a spray bottle...wear gloves though.

    WD-40 and Rustoleum are both fish oil based, it stops rust.
     
  4. May 27, 2012 at 2:51 PM
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    hornytoad

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    +1 ospho can b applied with brush also
     
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