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Old 06-03-2010, 01:51 PM
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I ran into this product on the Practical Machinist forum a couple of days ago and tried some out today. There is an industrial supplier close to me and I picked up a gallon for thirty dollars. This is one of those things that works so well its hard to understand why I had never heard of it before. It can be used over and over and if the solution level drops in whatever container you are using just add water. One gallon will remove 300 pounds of rust. Its non toxic and non corrosive.

The tool I did the test on is a mortising chisel for a drill press. The test time was an hour. All of the rust has been removed where it was submerged. Wash it with water and you are done. Its that easy. ( I am in no way connected to the supplier or maker of this product)

http://www.evapo-rust.com/
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:19 PM
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I use a lot of it on various stuff. It absolutely works as advertised.
Cheapest place around here to get it is Harbor Freight.
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:40 PM
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I didnt know harbor freight had it..good info.

http://www.harborfreight.com/1-gallo...ver-96431.html
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Just be careful if you can't completely submerge the article in the sauce. I did have an issue with a part above the liquid rusting because of the heat and humidity.
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One of my many salesmen came in today and they are selling this. I never heard of it until Mike told it on here. I told my salesman I never used it before. I think I'd like to try it out on some of these old truck parts I have just to see how it works. I need to do some reading on this. Kevin
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:11 PM
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Kevin spend 20 bucks on a gallon at Harbor Freight. You will be pleased. I am restoring a 1954 shopsmith and its performance on rusted parts has been great. Bare metal parts get coated with corrosion x and are good to go.

It removes the rust from internal surfaces there is no other way to get to. I am very impressed so far.
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Ooooh! I'd like to see some pictures of that.


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I have used it with mixed results.

I tried it on some chuck jaws and it cleaned off the rust, but left black oxide.
Some things it works great...others not so much.
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Evaporust will tend to blacken things having a high carbon content. They mention that on their site. It will remove bluing, black oxide and some other metal finishes, so do read the Q&A.
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HHHmmmmm safer than pissing around with acid....I got a test for this stuff.
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