|Review by Rick M||posted 08-17-2013 04:30 AM||3476 views||3 times favorited||20 comments|
Cost: $1 for 24 oz. at The Dollar Store.
Tried this on a few rusty nails that I kept for who knows what reason and on a shiny new zinc covered screw. Put them in a jar with just enough Works to cover and it started bubbling right away. I left the jar outside and went to dinner. About 5 hours later I remembered to check on them and they were rust and zinc free. I rinsed everything in water and dried with a paper towel. This stuff does create some nasty fumes and it’ll wash the pupils right out of your eye but it works better than anything else I’ve tried which is just about everything except Evaporust. The zinc covered screw looked like it could have stood to soak a little longer or maybe it was too long, not sure, but if you want to make a new screw look old this will do it. I accidentally dripped a drop on my tablesaw and wiped it up within 30 seconds but it left a clean streak. I also tried wetting a paper towel and wiping down a hand plane but that did nothing, it needs full contact.
Here is the de-zinc’d screw next to a shiny one.
Before and after, sorry for the harsh lighting.
Update: Here is something more worthwhile than nails and screws. I used The Works on most of this Stanley 9 1/2, used Naval Jelly on the top of the cap.