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Old 01-18-2010, 08:47 PM   #1
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Guess none of you foolz have any rust??? Lucky!!!
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Guess none of you foolz have any rust??? Lucky!!!
i got some old Scag mowers that I'm considering fixing up to sell....they got plenty of rust and this stuff would surely work....thanks for the heads up.

I was about ready to scrap them, but after cleaning up the carb and changing/flushing fluids I got it to run after sitting 6 or 7 years...not to mention I noticed a 48" on CL without a motor for $465...both of these motors run, perhaps I should spend a few nights in the garage getting them cleaned up for a better return. My trailer needs some love too, but I plan on sandblasting it this spring and repainting it with Rustoleum or something.
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:21 AM   #5
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WTF....I wonder what's in that stuff...no fumes...biodegradable? I only took a couple chem classes in College but I'd imagine some fort of baking soda type mix. I'll have to pass this along to some guys over at customfighters.com.

I told one of them to try this:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Elec...val-aka-Magic/

But if the evaporust works that well maybe he can just use it. Did you use it on any badly pitted parts?
I'm no metallurgist, but I'd suggest he read up on "hydrogen embrittlement" depending on what parts he's trying to clean.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_embrittlement
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when I was in high school I welded a big bbq pit out of steel pipe

I got it moved to my parents house, and decided to paint it.

It was covered with rust, so I thought I'd be smart and buy a gallon of Muratic acid (about 6% Hydrochloric acid)

I procede to poor it all over the pit, I am choking on the acid fumes but it is working and the pit is shiny. I sit back and admire myself having thought of the "acid trick" I decide to let the acid dry and go smoke a cig and get the paint.

10 min later I'm back, and to my amazment the whole pit is covered in rust again. Rust everywhere, all that acid for nothing.

I tried to nutralize the acid in the lawn with baking powder, but we only hand a pound or so. Grass never grew in that corner of the yard again.

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I should have advised: Flash rust is common after chemically cleaning parts. I like to thoroughly coat my cleaned parts with Corrosion X to prevent future rust issues. http://www.corrosionx.com/marine.html
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I should have advised: Flash rust is common after chemically cleaning parts. I like to thoroughly coat my cleaned parts with Corrosion X to prevent future rust issues. http://www.corrosionx.com/marine.html
that is exactly what I needed
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think this will work inside a gas tank?
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think this will work inside a gas tank?
Jet how many toys do you have?
waaay too many, and that Z is taking up space in my garage still, i just don't have time to reassemble it and sell it!!!
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just keep me in mind bro, I'm all about it. What do you think about puttin that rust remover in a gas tank, is it gonna take off the coating?
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just keep me in mind bro, I'm all about it. What do you think about puttin that rust remover in a gas tank, is it gonna take off the coating?
I'll re-read the jug tonight when I get home, but i believe it's safe for paint, plastics, and rubber too. I soaked a wrench in a plastic cup full of this for 36 hours(forgot it was there) and it didn't bother the cup one bit.
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i guess my mowers don't have enough rust....lol

I may do this...a wire wheel on a drill after sitting in this stuff ought to bring the shine right out.
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i guess my mowers don't have enough rust....lol

I may do this...a wire wheel on a drill after sitting in this stuff ought to bring the shine right out.
all of your pulleys and smaller removable parts should clean right up. . . the decks are large enough to spray self etching primer and repaint without worrying about it!!! Danny, I literally rinsed these brake parts with water after they came out of the Evapo-Rust, didn't scrub a thing to get them as they appear above.
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bumping this back up for those of you that want to do some restoration work during the winter months!
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Used it to clean inside of SV gas tank. Worked great.
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Used it to clean inside of SV gas tank. Worked great.
just dump it in there and swish it around and let soak?

i have a rusty tank I need to clean out...well two of them actually.
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I started with BBs first to remove larger pieces, then tried 4 gallons of vinegar, which didn't seem to work, then moved on to Evaporust. I let it soak for about 4 hours, moving tank around so everything got coated. Even stuck a toilet brush in through fuel pump mounting hole to scrub inside out. Came out nice and clean.
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