Time for experiment #2. I want to find a cheap alternative to evaporust. My last experiment was Apple cider vinegar, and I was pleased with the results. This time around I’m trying molasses. Supposedly it has the same active ingredient as evaporust, or so the internet gurus say (so it has to be true, right?).
I bought a gallon of molasses at Tractor Supply for $8. My first test item is a leg leveler, just because I happen to have one from a current project. I mixed about a half cup of molasses with a few cups of hot water (no, I did not measure). Here are a few pics of the start of the experiment. Note that I did wash the part first with plain water to remove as much crud as possible (first two leg leveler pics are pre-washed).
I’ll post more after letting it soak overnight.
I have a few rusty legs that I want to try this on too, but need to get permission from the owner first (I’m restoring it for someone else). Hopefully I can start that experiment this weekend.