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DIY Fast Home Metal Rust Removal

#1 DIY (... so far tested)
"APPLE CIDER VINEGAR" is food safe and easy to get. It will help clean and sharpen files fast in a dip. Vinegar will leave a grey finish that is a type of rust crystal that adds a small degree of rust resistance (light natural patina). A lot of old kitchen knives have this finish. I usually leave stuff in vinegar overnight, but it can remove a rusted locked thread in a few hours if kept covered in vinegar... cheap, fast, and non-toxic.

#1 ON THE MARKET
"EVAPO-RUST" is not only one of the best rust removers currently available, but it is non-toxic. It's a water-based environmentally friendly product. A higher cost.
It contains chelating agents that remove iron from oxides but not from metallic iron. "Evapo-Rust" also has a sulfur compound in it that precipitates out the iron.
So effective, it now has competing generic brands of all types in auto and hardware stores.

BEST OTHER REVIEWED METHODS (not personally tested)
Citric Acid is food safe and used to pickle (I have not tested this). Add enough water to the citric acid to let it fully dissolve, then drop rusty metal in it. Rust may take less than a day to be removed.

Molasses is a tricky one (that I have not needed to try). A 3:1 ratio (3 parts water - to 1 part molasses) is a fast and deep clean on iron; "it will clean areas that sandblasting won't get." It contains chelators for iron and does the same thing as Evapo-Rust by stripping the Oxygen from the rust molecule ... just with a little more time, and alot less $ money.
Molasses contains a small amount of naturally occurring phosphoric acid. The harder the steel, the longer it takes (works best with iron not steel). Used in a 3:1 soak is fast and deep clean for iron.

CAUTIONS: Final result leaves the iron on your chosen metal project completely de-oxidized and highly prone to rust! You will need to top-coat very fast!
NOT safe for Zinc Die Cast Metal (also known as "pot metal"), as it will dissolve that "pot"!

Phosphoric Acid is one of the favorites (that I haven't felt the need to test), and it is considered one of the milder acids available for cleaning cement. Some hardware and some office supplies will stock it. Use it on bare metal to provide a rust-free patina.

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How do I convert 5% Apple cider vinegar to 2.5% Apple cider vinegar thank you


I went google and typed in--- changing the acidity of vinegar
the first site --testing acidity of vinegar is informative (www.culturesforhealth.com>testing acid)
there are lots of other sites and from one of them you will get a procedure on how to reduce the % to what you want
It is just not a matter of adding water but a process of reducing the PH value of the acid
Happy experimenting

Mar 13, 2016 | Dishwashers

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can you drink apple cider vinegar and what is it good for?


Apple cider can be used in cooking, such as making marinades, dressings, etc. Use it like lemon juice. As far as drinking it, some groups have attributed miracle cures to it...but I view them all skeptically. A little wouldn't hurt, I guess, but it wouldn't count on it doing much for you.

Aug 27, 2014 | Dishwashers

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Can apple cider viniger remove warts and skin tags


No but it does a good job of detoxifying your liver.

Jun 30, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Whst are the health benefits of apple cider vinegar


I never knew that there is some benefits that we can get from drinking Apple Cider as I was not that health freak person. But, now I'am very much conscious about my health and always wanted to use some new kind of experiments for the healthy body. So, once I also searched about the benefits of apple cider(if any), and found some amazing facts about apple cider that can do a lot to make us healthy. You can also use the image given below to learn about the facts that are there for apple cider -
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Jun 02, 2014 | Dishwashers

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can apple cider vinegar get rid of skin tags


The answer is yes. Apple cider vinegar can help you treat skin tags in a natural way. Because of its acid, it can break down the cells that are excessive. Just simply, you can soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and apply it to the affected areas. YOu should practise this treatment for one month or until your skin condition gets better. How To Get Rid Of Skin Tags Authority Remedies

May 08, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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