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What's the best way to clean rusty metal ramps? Any tips?


By Choggard

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    Just wondered if anyone had any tricks or chemicals to use?

    Thanks..

    #2 5 years ago

    Try coke and tin foil, it seems to get rust spots off without damaging the surface.

    #3 5 years ago
    Quoted from jimbeam42:

    Try coke and tin foil, it seems to get rust spots off without damaging the surface.

    Thats how I brush my teeth too.

    #4 5 years ago

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    #5 5 years ago

    I've purchased a small sandblaster for about 60.00 to clean up die steels for welding.

    I've used it on some ramps/wireforms, and it works great.

    #6 5 years ago

    Use CLR. Fill a container that will let you dip or soak your ramps in. And either brush the CLR on or let them sit in it for a few minutes. The rust or tarnishing will wipe right off. Rinse them with water after to get any left over chemical off, and dry them. They will look like new.

    Used this on the gold wireforms in my shadow that were black when I bought it.. Came out super shiny.

    For any EM guys, you can coat an entire stepper unit, rinse it off and every contact , spring, screw will be like new. Saves dissassembling the whole unit. It will honestly look like you bought it brand new. With no harm to any parts.

    http://www.jelmar.com/CLRbasic.htm

    #7 5 years ago

    Soaking in Apple cider vinegar works too. It will wipe right off.

    #8 5 years ago

    Thanks guys I'll try some of these ideas. Someone also said the Mike Chestnut nickel plates and polishes ramps too. Anyone ever send anything to this guy?

    #9 5 years ago

    Evaporust should clear the rust . . .

    #10 5 years ago
    Quoted from Choggard:

    Thanks guys I'll try some of these ideas. Someone also said the Mike Chestnut nickel plates and polishes ramps too. Anyone ever send anything to this guy?

    Yes I just had my shadow wire forms done for a customer and they look incredible ! The price wasn't bad at all . I will send all my bad wire forms and ramps to Mike , he's a great guy and does fantastic work.

    #11 5 years ago
    Quoted from Choggard:

    Thanks guys I'll try some of these ideas. Someone also said the Mike Chestnut nickel plates and polishes ramps too. Anyone ever send anything to this guy?

    Mike is the best.

    #12 5 years ago

    Never with pinball parts, but I have used WD40 to remove rust on metal items before.

    #13 5 years ago

    Just use evaporust--it's non-toxic and does an amazing job. Buy the big jug at harbor freight.

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