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    A natural product to remove rust!

    Made a recent trip down to visit with my Dad and while I was there walking around the back yard (not much left to look at) I spied an old rusted cast iron lid to some old pot or skillet, something I have a use for. He mentioned he had come across it and was saving it for me because I would figure out how to get the rust off. There are lots of ways, Naval Jelly works, but I donít like the way it leaves the metal afterwards and since Iíll be cooking with it I try to stay away from petroleum products. Anyhow, during the same visit I was thumbing through an old book he has on how to make simple repairs using common household items and noticed a trick for removing rust off of old tools; soaking the rusted item in Cider Vinegar overnight, hmmmmm, I wondered about a cast iron skillet lid. Well I tried it yesterday and just checked on it and sure enough the rust was just coming off in layers! I took a brass bristled brush and gave it a quick over plus a water rinse, now itís back in for another soaking, but Iíll probably be able to oven season it later this afternoon! With some of the folks coming across old rusted gun projects that may become wall-hangers, but maybe not depending on how things turn out, you might give the Cider Vinegar a try.
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    Re: A natural product to remove rust!

    Cool, one more use for Cider Vinegar, Grandma always insists that you can keep bugs away, that they dislike the smell of cider vinegar.

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    Re: A natural product to remove rust!

    Copper scrubbers are a lot better than any acid such as vinegar if you are talking about a blued gun, as the copper is harder than rust but will not scratch the steel. For your frying pan, pour in a few ounces of raw muriatic acid overnight. That will remove any amount of rust.

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    Re: A natural product to remove rust!

    Molasses is a gentle rust remover, it will take longer that vinegar. For fast rust removal I use Snowbowl toilet cleaner, the rinse with water.

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    Re: A natural product to remove rust!

    For items, like cooking ware, I'd be careful what I used for cleanning the rust. Bob
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    Rust removal

    Try ordinary lemonaide (citric acid solution) (preferably warm): It'll clean rust off of steel and tarnish off of brass pretty quickly. And a warm dilute phosphoric acid solution will do even better, with no hazard: It's in the cola beverages you drink.

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    All interesting and informative. Thanks.

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    Save the vinegar....

    Makes a nice black dye for leather.

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    A soaking in vinegar will remove all the blueing on a firearm too. The gunsmith I occasionally use keeps a plastic bucket full of vinegar just for that purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtimberman View Post
    A soaking in vinegar will remove all the blueing on a firearm too. The gunsmith I occasionally use keeps a plastic bucket full of vinegar just for that purpose.

    THANKS for that info. You just saved me, and a 1954 M&P, a headache.


 

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