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Forum topic by B4B posted 09-22-2014 03:23 AM 1021 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-22-2014 03:23 AM

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I was casually looking around the interwebs to see if I could find out who sells evapo-rust locally.

I came up with two local stores, and an online store, at three very different prices for what appeared to be the same 1 Gallon quantity:

Harbor Freight:

O’reilly Auto

AutoZone

Amazon.com

So what is a good price for this, and where do you get it?

~B4B

-- There's two routers in my vocab, one that moves data and one that removes wood, the latter being more relevant on this forum.


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#1 posted 09-22-2014 04:08 AM

The last two that you post are for quart sizes, should be around 8-9 dollars. I buy them at True value. Galleon size runs around $27. (22.99 is a good price.) Check out The Rust Store. Don’t forget that shipping adds to your cost.

-- -- Cheers, Don K. (Michgan's Kewenaw peninsula)

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#2 posted 09-22-2014 04:38 AM

Auto Zone seems to be the cheapest so I would go with them.

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#3 posted 09-22-2014 11:35 AM

But Auto Zone is $8.99 /quart. 4 quarts to a galleon makes it $35.96 per galleon, which I think makes it more than that $27.99 at HF or $22.99 at O’reilly. (Is it really in store at $22.99 or do you have to order it and pay $10 shipping. I bet you do.) I’ll admit its hard to tell from the info provided which are quarts, but I’ve been to auto-zone and for sure they sell it only by the quart. Also you can tell by the handle shapes which are quarts and which are galleons. I used to be able to buy galleons in my town at $27.99 from True Value, but now I can only get quarts. I bet $27.99 at HF is your best deal, particularly with %20 off HF coupon. Unless you want a huge quantity I don’t think ordering it from even the rust store or Amazon works out to be a good deal.

-- -- Cheers, Don K. (Michgan's Kewenaw peninsula)

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#4 posted 09-22-2014 02:02 PM

I think the 1 qt vs 1 gal is probably right and makes sense. On some off these sites it isn’t clear on the volume.

-- There's two routers in my vocab, one that moves data and one that removes wood, the latter being more relevant on this forum.

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#5 posted 09-30-2014 01:49 AM

Didn’t someone on here buy a sack of molasses and make it work as well as this? And it was a mountain cheaper, iirc.

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#6 posted 04-28-2015 05:07 PM

I know this reply is a bit late… But HF currently has it on sale for $24.99 (normally $25.99) and with a 20% off coupon, you can get it for $19.99 a gallon… or $20.79 at the regular non-sale price. Alternatively, if you have a Tractor Supply near by, it’s $21.99 a gallon.

Cheers,
Brad

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#7 posted 04-28-2015 05:29 PM

I’m sitting here thinking who cares. The price difference is minimal. Until…I put it into perspective. The cost difference may be a gallon of milk for the kids. Sort of humbles you.

Here’s another thought…poor people that smoke. A pack could buy a loaf of bread and gallon of milk. Do you smoke?

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#8 posted 04-28-2015 05:34 PM

I m sitting here thinking who cares. The price difference is minimal. Until…I put it into perspective. The cost difference may be a gallon of milk for the kids. Sort of humbles you.

- DKV

Yup… and if cost really is a concern, the cheapest method would be to get a $4 box of washing soda (which is enough to last a very, very long time!) and just do electrolysis :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#9 posted 04-28-2015 06:08 PM

I’ve purchased at Tractor Supply and Lowes (when they had it on clearance for $3/qt)

Another option is to use citric acid, which is what I’ve gone to on the recommendation of several other Lumberjocks. You can find a pound of powder for $10 or so and it will make a lot of rust removal solution. The main advantage of Evaporust over citric acid is that you can leave the parts in ER for as log as you want, citric acid will start to etch the metal after too much time.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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