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Old 02-25-2011, 08:46 PM
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Rust removal

Hey there don't know if it's been brought up and if I can figure out hownto upload from an iPad I'll put a pic but apple cider vinegar works wonders!
 
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Yeah, it really does work great! I have a covered 5 gallon bucket of it in the shop that I can throw small parts in for a few days. Stuff comes out looking like new. Well almost...
 
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Nice, hadn't thought of that but it makes sense...
 
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:25 AM
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Yeah just make sure it's at least 5% acidic frys' sells it how long can you keep it or reuse it?
 
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I experimented twice; first on an 8BA head and thermostat housing for 72 hours, and then again on a 351W intake for 48 hours. It looked pretty brown afterward. I mixed it 50/50 with water. I have some pics in my gallery here:2012 Ford Aerostar 4x4 - Vinegar test

Molasses will be the next test on an old engine block. From there, I'll set up "shop" in my old sauna hut.
 
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It doesn't need to be apple cider vinegar, just plain old cheap white vinegar will work as well as any.
 
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It will last quite a while with a lid on it....I mix it 2 parts vinegar to 1 part water.

Some really rusty stuff you have to soak longer, even weeks. After soaking, I use a brush or scotchbrite pad to wash it off....then rinse with baking soda and water and dry with air.

Here are some pedals I did.....they were buried in the mud for years and stuck solid.....
before...



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Sweet I'll give it a shot. I didn't know just white vinegar would work to I guess I don't see why not as long as it's acidic
 
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I used plain white vinegar to clean out the inside of my 223 engine block. plugged off all ports and poured in one gallon, then filled it up with water and let it sit for about a week.

You should have seen all the crap that came out.
 
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Might be a dumb question but did you put anything in there after you flushed it to keep it from further rusting?
 
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It doesn't need to be apple cider vinegar, just plain old cheap white vinegar will work as well as any.

You can just use that Eastern Carolina mustard/vinegar "Barbecue" mix. LOL!
 
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Might be a dumb question but did you put anything in there after you flushed it to keep it from further rusting?
I use baking soda/ water mix to neutralize the acid.....seems to work fine.

Engine blocks need antifreeze for the rust inhibitor, plain water will make it rust again. Same with other parts, they need to be primed or painted soon, or they will flash rust.
 
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SOUNDS CRAZY

I was told there is a video on youtube about MOLLASSES removing rust. LOOK IT UP !!!!
 
 
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