Remove rust from your old tools with a car battery charger

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For information:

I found this whilst surfing the web - looks interesting - there's a dangerous method and a safer method at the bottom of the page:

http://journeytoforever.org/at_billhook.html

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Re: Remove rust from your old tools with a car battery charger
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2011, 18:36 »
Well I've heard of using diesel to remove rust, but that is a new one to me. :)
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Re: Remove rust from your old tools with a car battery charger
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011, 18:40 »
Thanks for that, the less time spent with a wire brush the better. :)

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Re: Remove rust from your old tools with a car battery charger
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2011, 19:20 »
And the advantage of removing rust electrolytically is that it is 100% effective, getting right into the nooks & crannies - so it won't come back so readily  :D

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Re: Remove rust from your old tools with a car battery charger
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2011, 19:33 »
Soaking them in Vinegar for 24 hours removes nearly all rust, cheap branded Vinegar will do.

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Re: Remove rust from your old tools with a car battery charger
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2011, 14:56 »
"A damn good thrashing" with a rotary wire wheel at maxi rev's  is what's required.   :lol:

Having restored the odd vintage motorcycle in my time, I'm always amazed at how far gone a motorcycle can be and yet restored by the enthusiast and the professionals alike.  The tinware can be just a filigree.  But needs to be kept even just for dimensions.

 A mixture of cola and molases is the best  'they recon'.  :wacko: Cheers,   Tony.
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Re: Remove rust from your old tools with a car battery charger
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2011, 16:57 »
We have had this on here before swing swang but I have to add that these forums can't recommend anything which could be dangerous.
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Re: Remove rust from your old tools with a car battery charger
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2011, 17:41 »
I think rotary wire wheels are definitely in the dangerous category if they escape...............
especially in the confines of a box trailer. :)
Its get out PDQ and bash the red button. :D

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Re: Remove rust from your old tools with a car battery charger
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2011, 18:25 »
I have the second  merrty tiller wheel in my derusting tank as I type,one 5 gallon plastic tub,washing soda at 1 tablespoon per gallon for the electolite a 24 volt charger and two lengths of rebar for the sacrifical anodes..the results are nothing short of astounding!!
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Re: Remove rust from your old tools with a car battery charger
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2011, 19:06 »
there  is an american product called evapo rust that I have seen great reports about, not sure if you can get it in the uk though, they did an experiment with a whole tractor engine and the results were near miraculous, everyone I know who restores telescopes swear by it as it doesnt remove any metal, and can restore the rust back to steel.
looks like there is a supplier here- http://www.evaporust.com/country/uk.html
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