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Cult of Evaporust


By Cheddar

4 years ago



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    Post #6 Example of some legs cleaned with evaporust Posted by Cheddar (4 years ago)

    Post #8 Side by side example photo of evaporust cleaning Posted by futurepinhead (4 years ago)

    Post #22 Links to US vendors who sell evaporust Posted by KenLayton (4 years ago)

    Post #24 Suggestions on step wise process for evaporust Posted by ForceFlow (4 years ago)

    Post #78 Review of 'Metal Rescue' alternative Posted by PhilGreg (3 years ago)

    Post #98 Another set of leg comparison photos Posted by jeffc (3 years ago)


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    #15 4 years ago
    Quoted from Pac-Fan:

    Absolutely. Anytime you have rust, no matter how you take it off, any protective coating that was there is gone. Evaporust (used correctly for the correct amount of time) doesn't eat off *additional* protective coating like other more harsh chemicals but the damage was already done with the rust. It will re-flash rust in time, from hours to days to weeks to a month, but it does.
    I have run many things through it from chrome legs, drop target and flipper assemblies, above PF stainless steel, lock down bars and the like. It will look better and won't egregiously rust looking like it did before cleaning, but make no mistake it will re-rust with a thin coating in most cases. You will need to seal with oil, grease, paint/clear-coat or re-electrolicize with a inhibitor of some type if you want it to keep the just-cleaned look.

    I've got things I've run through Evaporust nearly three years ago, and they look exactly like they did the day I took them out of the bath.

    #23 4 years ago
    Quoted from Pac-Fan:

    Humm. Well, all 3 of my lockdown receiver bars flash rusted within a week to a month after removing the soda/beer/syrup then soaking in Evaporust. Parts of some drop target assemblies have done the same, as did a rusted lockdown bar. I haven't gone and checked everything but unless you keep humidity very low I would expect them all to rust without recoating somehow.
    Don't get me wrong, Evaporust is great but the process doesn't stop there to keep it great looking.

    Well, they're in a basement that runs about 40 percent humidity on average. That's not particularly low at all.

    I've specifically done the Evaporust bath to lockdown receivers on every game I've restored within that time frame. I did nothing afterwards to seal them, just used a little scotchbrite pad work to shine them up, and there is no rust.

    I don't know what you're doing with yours, but I have no rust returning at all.

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