(Topic ID: 163493)

Removing Rust


By Raff

2 years ago



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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by maestro
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    #1 2 years ago

    I want to remove the rust on the frame that holds the light bulbs for the bonus.20160704_153838_(resized).jpg
    If I let the frame soak in vinegar will it cause any damage to the light bulb sockets
    Raff

    #2 2 years ago

    I think you'd be okay using some evaporust on it.

    #3 2 years ago

    That's not a Jungle King, is it?

    #4 2 years ago

    I use this method to restore old tools and parts. Even cleaned the rust out of my 1972 Honda motorcycle tank. Works like a charm. My wife asked me to help her with a chemistry project so we made the video on an old pipe vise I had laying around.

    #5 2 years ago
    Quoted from RWH:

    I think you'd be okay using some evaporust on it.

    Evaporust. Good stuff this is.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/cult-of-evaporust

    #6 2 years ago
    Quoted from Mank:

    That's not a Jungle King, is it?

    Quick draw

    #7 2 years ago
    Quoted from dasvis:

    Evaporust. Good stuff this is.

    For small parts, nuts and bolts, etc, yes.

    What about large parts like legs?

    #8 2 years ago
    Quoted from maestro:

    I use this method to restore old tools and parts

    Wow that was good, so for the steel rod would a steel peg that you use for cement work be ok

    #9 2 years ago
    Quoted from Hammerhead:

    For small parts, nuts and bolts, etc, yes.
    What about large parts like legs?

    Especially legs. Read the "cult of evaporust" entry linked above.

    #10 2 years ago

    Steel from anything. Maybe not stainless steel. Just remember whatever you sue as the cathode (what is drawing the rust away) is going t be pretty much ruined for any other use. Also it is directional as in line of site from the part to the cathode. This means if you have something with rust on two sides after some time you must turn your rusty part around to the back side will get cleaned as well. Its the absolute best method I've used and its a lot cheaper than evaporust.

    #11 2 years ago

    Evaporust works, is easy to work with, and isn't a caustic chemical.

    If you don't want to desolder all the lamp sockets, soaking a paper towel and laying it on the part works, but isn't quite as effective as submerging the part.

    #12 2 years ago

    In Australia you would use "Ranex Rustbuster" from Bunnings:

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/bondall-500ml-ranex-rustbuster-rust-remover-converter_p1560847

    #13 2 years ago
    Quoted from Homepin:

    In Australia you would use "Ranex Rustbuster"

    I got a bottle of it this morning from bunnings, but for bigger parts i am going to use masetros way

    #14 2 years ago
    Quoted from Hammerhead:

    For small parts, nuts and bolts, etc, yes.
    What about large parts like legs?

    I've seen people take PVC tubes seal one end and then fill the tube with evaporust.

    #15 2 years ago
    Quoted from flashinstinct:

    I've seen people take PVC tubes seal one end and then fill the tube with evaporust.

    Again, well covered in cult of Evaoporust link above. I have had amazing results with legs I would have thrown away before.

    #16 2 years ago
    Quoted from dasvis:

    Again, well covered in the "Cult of Evaporust" link above. I have had amazing results with legs I would have thrown away before.

    Same here. Evaporust is now a standard item to use for me. It works wonders, especially on pinball legs.

    #17 2 years ago

    If you do want to try the electrolysis method for bigger items, and I mean BIGGER, do what I did. Get a cheap kiddy pool make the mixture and let it go to town. I had a rusty old lawn mower deck I saved with this method. I just moved the cathode to different sides and in a couple of days no rust. Just washed it off, primered and painted.
    Evaporust is good stuff. For me its not a cost effective solution.

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