I get my Evaporust at $9.99 a gallon and $3.99 for 32oz's. Great stuff!!!
Quoted from aobrien5:
Thanks. Speed isn't that important for me and if 3" saves you a half gallon or so, that's good for me.
I'm a little confused about straining too. You say you just add more as you need it. How often do you replace/strain it? Do you ever dispose of the remnants? Is it safe to go down the drain?
Honestly you really don't have to strain evap at all. The sediment settles at the bottom of whatever container you use. So all you have to do is slowly pour the top half that's clean into a second container until you get right down to the sediment, then rinse the sediment out and pour the clean evap right back in. Evap is 100% environmentally safe and biodegradable so you can pour it down the drain, into the yard, wherever. It is completely water soluble.
Quoted from sethbenjamin:
So, I've got a major project game that needs tons of love. It was stored in a damp environment, so the cabinet was a total loss, and there's rust on a fair number of parts.
The wiring matrices have been removed, and the lamp sockets on the GI line are in bad shape. A few segments were separate from the main run, and I decided to use Metal Rescue (which seems to me is the same as Evaporust for all intents and purposes) to see if I could salvage them. Sure enough, the sockets cleaned up perfectly. (didn't have the forethought to take a "before" photo) I hit them with Boeshield to keep them from rusting again and felt pretty sporty.
So...the next step would be to go ahead and bathe the whole rest of the GI line in the same way. My question for the panel is, some of the bulbs on this line are on lamp boards - would Metal Rescue damage those boards? It would save a ton of work to simply be able to dunk the whole loom of wiring rather than clip off and re-solder all the lamp sockets...
I would dunk the entire loom and afterwards bake it in the oven at the lowest setting.
Quoted from comment23:
If there is still anyone on the fence about this stuff, don't be. This is one of my top 5 favorite things I use. I've even bought a gallon for my dad (who likes to fix old tools) and mother-in-law (who restores old sewing machines).
THIS!!! I am using some as we speak on a Bally chime unit, lockdown bar assembly, and brackets. Evap is my go to next to Muriatic Acid.
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:
I agree - my problem was a frozen set of levelers which even for a genuine month in evaporust, were not movable. I wasn’t trying to save the levelers, but indeed the legs which are useless if you can’t adjust due to frozen levelers. Interesting all the abuse they get!
Heat from a torch on the threads will work
I used it on a gold set of legs for WCS 94 and they came out just fine. Ended up being a waste of time though because I got the legs plated a week later lol
Quoted from treborlicec:
The times I've used it, I take the legs to a bathtub and rinse with hot water and immediately dry with a towel. Haven't had any rust return or any flash rusting.
Same. I rinse in hot water, towel it all down immediately, then hit it all with compressed air and a heat gun.
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