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Forum topic by Michael Murphy posted 04-23-2010 05:31 AM 1453 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Michael Murphy

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04-23-2010 05:31 AM

Topic tags/keywords: rust rehab repair remove

I have heard mention here of the product “Evaporust”. Their website claims that it is used by all kinds of people for getting rid of rust. Is it an effective way to remove rust?

I have been known to purchase, occaisionally, a sight unseen tool from Ebay or other site, that is not in the best condition. Usually it is at a fairly low price, but a worthwhile tool (planes, chisels, etc.) if it can be rehabbed. I have a few waiting at present, a nice stanley 78 and a fairly nice no name #6 plane with some surface rust, and would like to know if the Evaporust product does what they claim. Can one of you who have used it give me their opinion?

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.


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MedicKen

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#1 posted 04-23-2010 05:48 AM

I have used evaporust and it does what it claims. It will remove the rust and will not remove paint. I personlly prefer to go with electrolysis to remove rust as most of my projects will need to be painted. The electrolysis will remove the paint but you must be careful with the types of metal you put in the solution. Aluminum, brass and other metals will corrode in the electrolysis solution. Evaporust can be reused, filter it with cheese cloth or a paint filter and it can be used over and over. The only draw back is that its a little expensive.

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Viking

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#2 posted 04-23-2010 06:12 AM

Michael;

You can buy EVAPORUST at your local Harbor Freight in gallon containers for less than $20.

It does work well, is environmentally friendly, and as MedicKen points out can be filtered and used over and over and over again.

We have used it many time to rehab old tools. Just did a Stanley Bailey #8 joiner plane from early 1900’s and it came out great!

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=96431

Good Luck!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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Michael Murphy

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#3 posted 04-23-2010 07:00 AM

Thanks.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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A10GAC

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#4 posted 04-23-2010 03:08 PM

I used Evap-o-rust on a 1940’s plane and on my 1990’s drill press table with excellent results. It did not attack the paint or change the dimensions of the item. After the soak, the steel had kind of a dull gray appearance; not unattractive but not what I wanted on the plane. I cleaned the plane up to a mirror shine with very little effort but I left the drill press table as is and then put a coat of Johnson’s Paste wax on both. Neither has shown any signs of rust since. It works better if you can fully immerse the object but I did the drill press by soaking paper towels and then covering the whole thing in plastic wrap to limit evaporation.

-- Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 04-23-2010 03:20 PM

Michael look at this rewiew posted 16 days ago

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1350

Dennis

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Newfounlandwood

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#6 posted 04-23-2010 03:20 PM

Here’s some photos of a spokeshave cap that I put in Evaporust for 1.5 hours:
Before

After

I was really happy with the result and it removed all signs of rust after soaking all night

-- My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.

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EEngineer

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#7 posted 04-23-2010 03:47 PM

More praise for Evaporust. This product is amazing!

I have rehabbed planes with it and recently derusted an entire drill press with nothing but Evaporust.

Harbor Freight is the cheapest source for it I have found.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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JimF

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#8 posted 04-23-2010 04:02 PM

It works!

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Newfounlandwood

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#9 posted 04-23-2010 04:27 PM

Anyone in Canada/Newfoundland check out Canadian Tire for some Evaporust. It’s the only supplier I have found on the island:
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/4/Auto/AutoBodyRepair1/AutoBodyRustControl/PRD~0477902P/Evapo-Rust.jsp?locale=en

It’s a little more expensive up here of course, but if you buy a couple of liters it will last you quite a long time for rehabbing old tools.

Dennis

-- My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.

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Michael Murphy

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#10 posted 04-26-2010 07:22 PM

I was driving by a HF store in the Bay Area on Sunday so I stopped to get some Evaporust. Grabbed some other things too, of course. One was a small moving dolly with 4 casters and wood frame for 9.95. Seems like a pretty good deal even with the small size. The have lots of stuff don’t they.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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Steven H

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#11 posted 04-26-2010 07:56 PM

I use a plastic container, and its covered with a lid. The stuff will evaporate fast.

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marcb

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#12 posted 04-26-2010 08:47 PM

oxcilic acid (sold as wood bleach crystals) derusts and you can get a lifetime supply for about 7 bucks.

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