Evaporust Safe for Wood?

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Forum topic by Nawfalk posted 04-06-2010 05:09 AM 2322 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-06-2010 05:09 AM

I have been using Evaporust for some time to clean some old planes, and the stuff is simply awesome. I have two heavily rusted bit braces that I would like to dip, but I am concerned that the water based Evaporust will damage the wood handles. Has anyone done this? Any tips to offer or add?


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#1 posted 04-06-2010 06:27 AM

I think it would be a good idea to remove any wood before dipping in the Evapo-Rust. The wood could also darken or stain and also swell up.

You can also wax the wooden parts and then soak some rags in the Evapo-Rust and then wrap them over al of the metal parts. Then wrap the rags with cellophane to keep them wet. Leave this set for a day and then clean up the tool. It should get most of the metal clean. You can repeat this step if necessary.

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#2 posted 04-06-2010 10:21 PM

That’s great input! I will give it a wack! Thanks!

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#3 posted 04-06-2010 10:33 PM

I was going to say that if they are well varnished, you can melt parrifin and pour it over the wood to protect it.

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