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Refurbishing Tools #2: Rust remover for rusty tools.

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Blog entry by rodman40 posted 04-20-2012 06:46 PM 1383 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Stanley Plane Part 2 of Refurbishing Tools series Part 3: Hand saw sharpening jig. »

Today I experimented with a cool product used by dairy farmers on thier milking equipment I guess, don’t know for sure, but it plays hell on rusty tools and metal. My brother Julio told me about it ( Available at Tractor Supply ) Julio used it to remove rust on his 56 Chevy two door, used it on various parts of steering and frame, so I thought I’d try it and guess what IT WORKS by gee golly. I tried on my rusty calipers through lack of use for about 6 years . I’m sure it would work on those rusty table saws out there.! I started by brushing the product on the calipers and then I dipped it in a pan full of the product. In the last picture it shows the compressor part broken in half, don’t know what caused it. It leaves a dull finish which can be buffed out on a buffing wheel or with steel wool. Oh yea, it works great on stainless steel.

-- Rodman



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YorkshireStewart

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#1 posted 04-20-2012 07:28 PM

Ah yes, phosphoric acid is the stuff that forms the basis of many rust removing products.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 04-20-2012 07:36 PM

looking real good :-)
thanks for sharing … always great to see other things can do the trick

what happen to the inside caliber as we call it here in Denmark
is proppebly too much rust right there where it broke after all its a base product
witch work like an acid wuold have done
and there cuold have been a flaw in the metal from new

if it has been a devider I wuold be sure it wuold have been becourse the hole
to the fingerscrew to dance around with

well better luck with the next caliber

Dennis

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rodman40

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#3 posted 04-20-2012 08:33 PM

Dennis, I had that one in the pan when it went off with a small pop, must be some pressure on that part.

-- Rodman

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Dennisgrosen

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#4 posted 04-20-2012 11:11 PM

yep there is :-)
try to take the outside caliber and screw the fingernut out to the end
and then try with two fingers to press the legs together just on the outside of the screw…...
not the easyest thing to do… right :-)

Dennis

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OldSneelock

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#5 posted 04-21-2012 03:39 AM

Using an aqueous acid solution can cause hydrogen embrittlement
http://www.katyspring.com/hydrogen-embrittlement-of-springs.htm

-- Old Sneelock, Michigan, dnighswander.blogspot.com

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rodman40

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#6 posted 04-21-2012 04:04 PM

Thanks for that info OldSneelock.

-- Rodman

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