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Posted September 23, 2012 - 03:14 PM

Just learned of these myself while talking to someone. Has anyone tried these??

Molasses :: 1 part molasses, 10 parts water, any amount.

Vinegar :: can't remember the mix ratio or details.
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Posted September 23, 2012 - 03:43 PM

Takes weeks to work as I hear, but if not in a hurry..........
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Posted September 23, 2012 - 03:43 PM

They were briefly touched on somewhat recently here: http://gardentractor...ley-cultivator/ Can't quote ratios either, I've gone straight with the vinegar, can't say if diluted would be better or worse.
I've seen results within 24hrs (soak & then scrub)

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 04:00 PM

Vinegar is an acid.....very weak, but still an acid.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 06:10 PM

OCH is right--Molasses is --well, slow as molasses, if you don't mind the flies, the ants, the bees, the wasps, the bears,
the,...................

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 06:10 PM

Thanks for the tip on using vinegar. Never heard of using it to remove rust but anything is worth a try once. :thumbs:

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 06:21 PM

There is a video on page on of this Thread that shows a Molasses tank.
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Posted September 23, 2012 - 06:25 PM

Wrap an item in aluminum foil and soak in vinegar. I use it all the time on small objects.
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Posted September 24, 2012 - 08:17 AM

I have tried vinegar for fuel tanks. It will remove the rust in 12-24 hours but will flash rust in about the same amount of time after it is removed. I have not found a good way to seal them after de-rusting. I have heard bad things about the cream sealer. If it isnt completly covered, the fuel will find a way under it and start coming off in chunks.

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Posted September 24, 2012 - 08:21 AM

I've done several small tanks with "Kreem" sealer, and never had any problems at all. I have some that I sealed well over 15 years ago & still seals perfectly. A large tank may be hard to coat evenly, but small engine tanks & motorcycle tanks are no problem, but you have to be sure to do it right & take the time to rotate often to keep even & complete coverage.

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Posted September 24, 2012 - 10:30 PM

A 50/50 mix of vinegar and water is used in conjunction with a scotchbrite is an excellent prep for primer. For all metals, so once you get the rust removed with a blaster, or with a flapper wheel or whatever you choose, the 50/50 mix of vinegar and water will also help to remove any surface or remaining rust and prep the metal for excellent primer adhesion. Ideally it is applied rubbed in with scotchbrite and wiped down with just water and a paper towel...then further after it has dried..and is clean to the touch it will be ready for the epoxy or etch primer...GL
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Posted September 25, 2012 - 04:55 AM

Just learned of these myself while talking to someone. Has anyone tried these??

Molasses :: 1 part molasses, 10 parts water, any amount.

Vinegar :: can't remember the mix ratio or details.




Have heard of it,but have not tried it.

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Posted September 27, 2012 - 09:08 AM

Cider vinegar, tea, and uh, another one, was mentioned on American Restoration late night. Rick liked the cider vinegar best. Now I just need 40 gallons of the stuff to fill the barrel for bigger parts...

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Posted October 19, 2012 - 09:47 AM

I like oxalic acid, or an e-tank. Phosphoric acid works decent , but is a pain as things flash rust if not neutalized quickly enough.

Rust-eze is becoming a favorite of mine, though I need a vat big enough to hold a whole tractor and that is gonna be spendy ;-)

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Posted November 21, 2012 - 09:18 PM

If its a Small part boiling Lemon Juice FTW http://gardentractor...arb-with-lemons




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