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Soaking Solultion to Remove Rust

Post by t5montecarlo » Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:25 pm

I had researched the commercial solutions that will remove rust by soaking in a solution overnight. All had reviews that were not overwhelming and some reviewers reported having better success with vinegar. I tried 5% distilled white vinegar for a week, but perhaps a shorter time would have been enough. Here are the before/after pictures.

The bucket contained 1 other rusty bracket (the one that retains the top of the heater core) and all of the bolts.

If I had to do it again, I would not soak all of the bolts. I rinsed all of the parts several times and dried them with compressed air, but still had to clean each one individually with a brass wire brush to remove the rust stain.

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Re: Soaking Solultion to Remove Rust

Post by bowtie81 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:07 pm

Not bad at all.
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Re: Soaking Solultion to Remove Rust

Post by Doober » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:52 pm

Have you also checked this out?
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Re: Soaking Solultion to Remove Rust

Post by t5montecarlo » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:33 pm

Electrolytic rust removal is pretty slick, too.

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Re: Soaking Solultion to Remove Rust

Post by LS6 Tommy » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:27 pm

Everyone I've spoken to that has used Evaporist has raved about it. I have used Metal Rescue and found it to work pretty well.

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