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    Ok Old People, What do you do for Rust Removal?

    For tools that can be dipped in stuff, vinegar or got some regular product?

    And for things that can't be dipped, like say a table saw top, what would you do?

    I'm started to look at de-rusting a bunch of crap and I was like man, old people would love to talk about this stuff, I know where I can find a bunch!

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    Shadap w the old peeps, lol. I will try to live up to the challenge, even if I'm not ancient yet.

    Good protective oils usually contain teflon or silicone, they stay comparatively dry to the touch, yet form a long-term protective film that repels moisture. Silicone is superior to the touch imho. Back to topic...
    It is best to first remove surface rust with a metal brush, sandpaper, steel wool, and some store-bought rust converter.

    As for the old peeps recipes, most acids, i.e. lemon juice, vinegar should work. Baking soda can be used for scrubbing. If you want to go completely native, use half a potato sprinkled liberally with baking soda: the acid in the potato will lift the rust and the soda will scrub it away.
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    Never heard of the toothpaste one. I did try coke once, that didn't help. I might try dipping a couple wrenches in vinegar for a couple days.

    Oh Philip, my definition of old is 30 and up, so you are well in there.

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    Ouch

    You can soak them in diesel fuel too. Just soaking will likely not be enough though. Best bet is doing a few different steps: soaking/rust conversion + scrubbing, and then protection.
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    use this... https://www.amazon.com/s?k=evapo+rus...l_13ljx74out_e

    They even make a gel so that you can apply it to flat surfaces. I've used it several times and it works great. It's reusable too. Depending on the extent and depth of the rust you may still need to do a final clean with some fine steel wool, but all in all, this stuff does the trick. Most auto part stores carry it.

    Vinegar does work, but it's not great and the results aren't consistent. Most of the home remedies work to some extent but I've never gotten the results I get with Evapo-Rush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    For tools that can be dipped in stuff, vinegar or got some regular product?

    And for things that can't be dipped, like say a table saw top, what would you do?

    I'm started to look at de-rusting a bunch of crap and I was like man, old people would love to talk about this stuff, I know where I can find a bunch!
    I use PB Blaster and a wire brush.

    Soak the living hell out of it, let sit for an hour, brush and flex/move all movable parts. Have saved a bunch of wrenches/pliers with this method that wouldn't move even a mm.

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    At a friends body shop they use a fiber wheel on a high speed drill.
    Works great, doesn't harm the metal at all, just the rust and anything else on the metal.

    Different wheels for different jobs. Some are loose fiber that get into corners, some are tight fibers and great for flat surfaces.
    10- 15 bucks a wheel here.
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    I'm not old like Philip, Normy and Easto but I'll answer anyway!

    Naval Jelly, be careful, read and follow directions... (and I'm not referring to the lint and other "stuff" in your belly button! )

    Something like this:

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Loctite-...3472/203009241

    https://www.google.com/search?source...10.9hRRLWKQ-sY

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    Used naval jelly on a I beam, not a fan of that for sure. That stuff you double up on the protective gear.

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    I use a random orbit sander every few years on my table saw top which is kept in my garage. After sanding off the rust layer I coat it with any oil or wax from an unscented candle. The wax makes wood slide easy too.

    For some things I use a homemade "grinder" with a pulley system and 2 sets of wire wheels, one coarse and the other soft.

    For smaller metal things like tools I use a homemade electrolysis dip consisting of a rubbermaid tub, water with washing soda, rebar & my battery charger. Gets ALL of the rust off.
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    Hi Tony

    Whoa, an electrolytic dip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    Hi Tony

    Whoa, an electrolytic dip
    Yes, and easy peasy to make. All you need is a non-metal tub and a piece of metal electrode for the + side and a wire hang & submerge for - side. And about a quarter cup washing soda in water. 12v charger on low 2v setting.
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    2V or 2A?

    Yardy, you can wash your feet in it too, I'd pay for that picture

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    Prob not happening, definitely not if its 2A. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    2V or 2A?

    Yardy, you can wash your feet in it too, I'd pay for that picture
    12v 2amp trickle charge, higher setting does the job faster but the water evaporates too fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyT View Post
    12v 2amp trickle charge, higher setting does the job faster but the water evaporates too fast.
    Also a good system for preparing frog legs, without the washing soda of course! Once they hit the water those legs stretch out big time...plus they're 1/2 way cooked already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMED View Post
    Also a good system for preparing frog legs, without the washing soda of course! Once they hit the water those legs stretch out big time...plus they're 1/2 way cooked already!
    You can probably rig that in a backyard pond directly

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