A useful product you probably never heard of [Purp]

Got some rusty stuff you need to get cleaned up and put back into service? You've probably tried naval jelly, wire brushes, etc. They all require work, or are kinda toxic/caustic.

There is another way -- Evapo-Rust made by Daubert Cromwell.

This stuff flat out works. The claims made for it are accurate. It is non-toxic. I've dumped the spent stuff out on some Aloe plants and it didn't bother them one bit.

Collapse Friendly
Eco-Friendly
Wallet Friendly

How does it work -- freaking SCIENCE baby. It uses chemical chelation. If you watched a few episodes of House, you probably remember that term being tossed around as a treatment for various metal poisonings -- same idea here. Evapo-Rust hooks onto the bad shit and floats it away.

Obviously, Evapo-Rust is a very economic collapse friendly product. Getting spares for rusted shit isn't gonna be easy when we go all Mad Max and people are gonna have to make due with what they got or can scrounge up. Laying in a few gallons of this stuff may be as valuable as stocking up on guns, ammo, surgical supplies, and duct tape.

The only place I've found locally that has it is Harbor Freight.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 03:03 PM



Comments

1 Might have to get me some o' that. And first?

Posted by: Country Singer at February 16, 2013 03:04 PM (CgcOa)

2 Holy smokes! That was a warp-speed-stomp!

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at February 16, 2013 03:08 PM (53riN)

3 All this stuff needs is Billy Mays to pitch it. First, they need the re-animation fluid. Then dig up the corpse...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2013 03:09 PM (XkWWK)

4 Pish posh, you and your "science" and "facts". We all know the truth. Tiny little elves make it go away.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at February 16, 2013 03:11 PM (Gk3SS)

5 Holy smokes! That was a warp-speed-stomp!

***

Yeah. I put my post away and will bring it back out in about a half hour

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 16, 2013 03:12 PM (piMMO)

6 Would it work on vinyl fencing that the sprinkler rust has attacked?

Posted by: Mrs Compton at February 16, 2013 03:12 PM (dX4hn)

7 I think I remember using something like that to de-rust engine manifolds like twenty years ago.

Posted by: zsasz at February 16, 2013 03:12 PM (MMC8r)

8 AtC! I have a drunken midget story that I think you'll love.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 16, 2013 03:13 PM (GEICT)

9 Oh, it comes in quarts and gallons. Don't bother with the quarts, get a gallon. Once you start using the stuff, you're gonna start finding all kinds of tools in the garage you'll want to use it on.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 16, 2013 03:13 PM (1rU+d)

10 I believe Nancy Pelousy uses it as lubricant.

Posted by: CitizenEgg at February 16, 2013 03:15 PM (RB0el)

11 Science!

A little mood music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm-upHSP9KU

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 16, 2013 03:15 PM (Vk2pI)

12
Would it work on vinyl fencing that the sprinkler rust has attacked?


That's probably not rust-rust. I'd give some plain $3/gal white vinegar a try on that.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 16, 2013 03:15 PM (1rU+d)

13 Oh, it comes in quarts and gallons. Don't bother with the quarts, get a gallon. Once you start using the stuff, you're gonna start finding all kinds of tools in the garage you'll want to use it on.

***

I'm thinking garden tools

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 16, 2013 03:15 PM (piMMO)

14 Will it work on Helen Thomas?

Posted by: zsasz at February 16, 2013 03:16 PM (MMC8r)

15 What if rust is the only thing holding the item together?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 16, 2013 03:17 PM (piMMO)

16 Crap. And I just laid in a lifetime supply of Rust-eeze

Posted by: Lightening McQueen at February 16, 2013 03:17 PM (oFvKj)

17 I've use it on rusty clipper blades, saw blades, screwdrivers, wrenches, etc.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 16, 2013 03:17 PM (1rU+d)

18 What if rust is the only thing holding the item together?

Then you're gonna need to pick up a cheap welder at Harbor Freight while you're buying this stuff ;->

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 16, 2013 03:18 PM (1rU+d)

19 Eh, I don't think I want this, I'll need my rust for eating by the time Obama's through. It has plenty of nutritious iron.

Posted by: JDTAY at February 16, 2013 03:18 PM (a0nis)

20 You can find Evapo-Rust being sold on Amazon.com in a 5 gallon bucket at $0.1669/ounce. Click through the handy link here ...

http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20

... to keep Ace in Ewok Fur Conditioner and fresh hobo meat.

Posted by: OhioCoastie at February 16, 2013 03:19 PM (pKCuj)

21 Witchcraft.

Posted by: Mama AJ, Assault Poiser at February 16, 2013 03:19 PM (SUKHu)

22 AtC! I have a drunken midget story that I think you'll love.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 16, 2013 03:13 PM (GEICT)



Oh do tell. I enjoy it when my life choices are reaffirmed.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at February 16, 2013 03:20 PM (Gk3SS)

23 Oh do tell. I enjoy it when my life choices are reaffirmed.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at February 16, 2013 03:20 PM (Gk3SS)



Oh no. This is a story that sounds like a little AtC. Hang on a sec while I copy and paste from Facebook where I already posted it.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 16, 2013 03:22 PM (GEICT)

24 Heading off to Harbor Freight now... Thx, Purp

Posted by: shredded chi at February 16, 2013 03:23 PM (FOg+7)

25 Here we go:


Soooo...."Brit, tell Daddy what you played at recess." "Me and my crew (!!!??!!?) played Vampires vs Zombies. (She then accurately describes what both are.) I was in charge of the Vampires. So we huddled up and I told them the plan. The plan I came up with was that we would send out one person to distract the zombies and while they tried to get that person, we would sneak up on them. If they saw us, I would yell 'Split!' and we would all run in different directions so they couldn't gang up on all of us at once."

.........................

World. Domination.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 16, 2013 03:24 PM (GEICT)

26 14 Will it work on Helen Thomas?
Posted by: zsasz at February 16, 2013 03:16 PM (MMC8r)


Nothing gets out the Joo-hatred.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2013 03:25 PM (XkWWK)

27 World. Domination.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 16, 2013 03:24 PM (GEICT)

I deeply, deeply approve of Her Drunken Midgetness. You did get her something extra sparkly as a reward, yes?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at February 16, 2013 03:26 PM (Gk3SS)

28 25 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 16, 2013 03:24 PM (GEICT)

Ain't that chapter 4 in "Rules for Radicals?"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2013 03:26 PM (XkWWK)

29 tampons. lots of tampons.

In a post collapse full of menstruation, the man with tampons will be King.

Rust stuff looks promising.

Posted by: nip at February 16, 2013 03:27 PM (11Tdq)

30
I wished I'd know about that stuff when I was running machine shops.

Another good product that I've used for years is Shaklee's Basic H. It's a surfactant that leaves no residue. It's kinda pricey, but I bought a gallon back in '06 and still have about 2/3 of it left. Great for cleaning potable water containers and the like.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 16, 2013 03:28 PM (+z4pE)

31 Kewl. Tanks. I love me some HF in any event.

Posted by: eureka! at February 16, 2013 03:28 PM (HPRku)

32 tampons. lots of tampons.

In a post collapse full of menstruation, the man with tampons will be King.

Rust stuff looks promising.

***

You are a very wise man.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 16, 2013 03:29 PM (piMMO)

33 Jeb Bush:

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would strive to be like
Lyndon Johnson, the Democrat famous for expanding the U.S. welfare state
through the "Great Society," if he were elected president.Yep, quite a two-part system you got there. Shame if anythin' were to happen to it.

Troyriser unavailable for comment.

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at February 16, 2013 03:30 PM (MmH0Z)

34 Jeb Bush:

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would strive to be like
Lyndon Johnson, the Democrat famous for expanding the U.S. welfare state
through the "Great Society," if he were elected president.Yep, quite a two-part system you got there. Shame if anythin' were to happen to it.

****

As a Floridian who is not a fan of Jeb, I rest my case.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 16, 2013 03:31 PM (piMMO)

35 Fuck the RINO Jeb Bush with a rusty piece of pipe.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 16, 2013 03:31 PM (l86i3)

36 As a Floridian who is not a fan of Jeb, I rest my case.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 16, 2013 03:31 PM (piMMO)



This.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 16, 2013 03:32 PM (GEICT)

37 Jeb Bush is no RINO, he is in fact a Republican.

Bare minimum we can agree: not conservative, very moderate.

Still, fuck him.

Posted by: nip at February 16, 2013 03:34 PM (11Tdq)

38
As a Floridian who is not a fan of Jeb, I rest my case.

Same here. And he has a son with political aspirations, too.

Do.Not.Want.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 16, 2013 03:34 PM (+z4pE)

39
AtC,

If I'm remembering correctly you enjoy yourself a little ladies curling.

Scotties Tournament of Hearts currently on TSN if you have access (not sure if it's streaming anywhere). New Brunswick is extremely...ah, talented.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at February 16, 2013 03:35 PM (0WLla)

40 I sense a rising star pres candidate...an MSM darling-in-the-making.

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at February 16, 2013 03:35 PM (MmH0Z)

41 Can you use it on car rust? Or do you have to bathe the rusted item?

Posted by: Dickie Dukakis at February 16, 2013 03:35 PM (C2jTf)

42 Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 16, 2013 03:31 PM (l86i3)


To misquote Patton:

OSP, you magnificent bastard, *I read your book*!

Review posted.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 16, 2013 03:35 PM (xKC/c)

43 Posted by: nip at February 16, 2013 03:34 PM (11Tdq)

He's to the left of JFK, it's the overton window.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 16, 2013 03:35 PM (l86i3)

44 Hey! Can you use this stuff on painted pieces with rust, like old Marx tin litho toys? Or will it remove paint as well?

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 16, 2013 03:35 PM (GoIUi)

45 10
I believe Nancy Pelousy uses it as lubricant.

Posted by: CitizenEgg at February 16, 2013 03:15 PM (RB0el)


Well, it is "Eco Friendly".

Posted by: Billy Bob, The guy who drinks in SC at February 16, 2013 03:36 PM (wR+pz)

46 39

AtC,

If I'm remembering correctly you enjoy yourself a little ladies curling.

Scotties
Tournament of Hearts currently on TSN if you have access (not sure if
it's streaming anywhere). New Brunswick is extremely...ah, talented.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at February 16, 2013 03:35 PM (0WLla)


US Men's Championship will be on the NBC Sports Network at 4 p.m. eastern.

I'm trying to figure out if TSN will have matches available online after they're over, or if they're going to restrict it to Canadians only. If it's the latter, I'll be in despair.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am (Hard! Hurry hard!) at February 16, 2013 03:37 PM (X11b6)

47 44 Hey! Can you use this stuff on painted pieces with rust, like old Marx tin litho toys? Or will it remove paint as well?
Posted by: Miss Marple at February 16, 2013 03:35 PM (GoIUi)


CAUTION: Collectors know this, but NEVER touch old collectible toys/trains etc. If you do, you destroy their value.

Leave it alone.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2013 03:37 PM (XkWWK)

48

Thanks for the info, PurpAV.

Looks like a lifesaver.
I'll look for it here locally....Tractor Supply might have it, if Lowes or HomeDepot don't.

Posted by: wheatie at February 16, 2013 03:38 PM (DZbQ0)

49 AtC,

If I'm remembering correctly you enjoy yourself a little ladies curling.

Scotties
Tournament of Hearts currently on TSN if you have access (not sure if
it's streaming anywhere). New Brunswick is extremely...ah, talented.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at February 16, 2013 03:35 PM (0WLla)



I don't get TSN but the US curling championship men's finals is going to be on NBC Sports at 4.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at February 16, 2013 03:38 PM (Gk3SS)

50 Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 16, 2013 03:35 PM (xKC/c)

Thank you, for a dumbass Millwright/Pipefitter I guess I can spin a yarn. I'm shocked you people like it. I was so afraid to look stupid in fromt of the rons. Then I thought, fuck it, it'll give them something innocent to tease me about. But thank you, thank you very much.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 16, 2013 03:38 PM (l86i3)

51 O/T this leads to Army.mil where there is a nifty battlescape re the Romesha MOH gunfight. http://tinyurl.com/cedh43s

Posted by: and irresolute at February 16, 2013 03:38 PM (DBH1h)

52 To Ma Bell, you can assure your daughter that she wasn't hallucinating;

8
since everyone is here now, repost from last thread:





61 Any San Fran, North or East Bay morons here?



My daughter was outside smoking and she let out a big yelp. She
swears she saw a fireball streaking towards the west (Pacific). Yes she
is sober and no, she is not prone to hysterics

Posted by: Ma Bell at February 15, 2013 10:58 PM


Another Meteor Flashes Across Bay AreaSkies

http://tinyurl.com/co7zuhf

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) On the heels of a close fly-by of an asteroid 17,000 miles from Earth on Friday morning and a devastating meteor that landed in Russia, Bay Area stargazers caught a glimpse of another meteor Friday night.

Posted by: kbdabear at February 16, 2013 03:38 PM (mCvL4)

53 And don't forget the lace wigs.

Posted by: Sphynx at February 16, 2013 03:39 PM (OZmbA)

54
Jeb Bush? Last name might be a deal breaker with a lotta people in this country at this time.


Policies? Comparing yourself to LBJ might not be the smoothest move he could talk about to endear himself to a good part of the Party. But, you know, it's just crazy enough to screw up the primaries again in 2016.



Face it, even though the economy is staggering now and will very possibly be worse in 2016, the taint that the MSM splashes on the Republicans will still be sufficient for Hillary, Rahm or Biden to get elected.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes..... at February 16, 2013 03:39 PM (Md8Uo)

55
Fuck the RINO Jeb Bush with a rusty piece of pipe.

Plus I hear he's an asshole, W got the personality.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 16, 2013 03:40 PM (QLJPW)

56
47...CAUTION: Collectors know this, but NEVER touch old collectible toys/trains etc. If you do, you destroy their value.


Leave it alone.


Yep, absolutely. Don't mess with the patina.

Posted by: wheatie at February 16, 2013 03:40 PM (DZbQ0)

57 With all this talk of raising minimum wage, I am beginning to long for some hilarious Pelosi comments. One of these days my head will probably splode, though.

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at February 16, 2013 03:40 PM (MmH0Z)

58 48 wheatie. I read on an Amazon review that someone bought it at Auto Zone.

Posted by: Ronster at February 16, 2013 03:40 PM (JgkPs)

59
Thank you, for a dumbass Millwright/Pipefitter I guess I can spin a yarn. I'm shocked you people like it. I was so afraid to look stupid in fromt of the rons. Then I thought, fuck it, it'll give them something innocent to tease me about. But thank you, thank you very much.Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 16, 2013 03:38 PM (l86i3)
--------

You should do a post on how to write for kindle.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 16, 2013 03:41 PM (QLJPW)

60 Plus I hear he's an asshole, W got the personality.
Posted by: USS Diversity at February 16, 2013 03:40 PM (QLJPW)

Yep, I know George did some FKD up stuff. But as a man, I really like him.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 16, 2013 03:41 PM (l86i3)

61
I'm trying to figure out if TSN will have matches available online after they're over, or if they're going to restrict it to Canadians only. If it's the latter, I'll be in despair.

Don't see anything available on the website yet unfortunately.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at February 16, 2013 03:41 PM (0WLla)

62 Scotties Tournament of Hearts currently on TSN if
you have access (not sure if it's streaming anywhere). New Brunswick is
extremely...ah, talented.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at February 16, 2013 03:35 PM (0WLla)
And by 'talented' can I assume there's some nice booty? They do that whole glide thing....Off to the bunk...


Posted by: Portnoy at February 16, 2013 03:41 PM (A5Abh)

63 sounds ungodly

science? f that

Posted by: akak at February 16, 2013 03:42 PM (eFroM)

64
5848 wheatie. I read on an Amazon review that someone bought it at Auto Zone.

Thanks, Ronster...that makes sense.

Posted by: wheatie at February 16, 2013 03:42 PM (DZbQ0)

65 Thank you, for a dumbass Millwright/Pipefitter I guess I can spin a
yarn. I'm shocked you people like it. I was so afraid to look stupid in
fromt of the rons. Then I thought, fuck it, it'll give them something
innocent to tease me about. But thank you, thank you very much.


You're welcome.

Now where's the next book you slacker? I want to know how she takes care of those guys who made the DVDs.

Off to go find a couple of 7400 ICs.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 16, 2013 03:43 PM (xKC/c)

66 If this guy on The Big Valley right now (hey, it's that or golf) isn't a young Richard Dreyfuss I'll kiss Jane Seymour square on the lips.
And if he is, well...

Posted by: teej at February 16, 2013 03:43 PM (ZBXhE)

67 You should do a post on how to write for kindle.
Posted by: USS Diversity at February 16, 2013 03:41 PM (QLJPW)


See thats the thing, I don't know how to write. I just typed chapter one and told a story I want to read with the experiances that I have had. Please believe me, I aint that bright.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 16, 2013 03:43 PM (l86i3)

68 Now where's the next book you slacker? I want to know how she takes care of those guys who made the DVDs.

Off to go find a couple of 7400 ICs.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 16, 2013 03:43 PM (xKC/c)

We're on Chapter 6.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 16, 2013 03:44 PM (l86i3)

69 I have a friend who was something of a "mil-blogger" and was invited twice to luncheons at the White House, once as a mil-blogger and once as a big supporter of Soldier's Angels. She met GWB twice and says he is one of the most warm and charming people she has ever met......for a politician meeting a roomful of supporters, etc.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes..... at February 16, 2013 03:44 PM (Md8Uo)

70
If this guy on The Big Valley right now (hey, it's that or golf) isn't a
young Richard Dreyfuss I'll kiss Jane Seymour square on the lips.

And if he is, well...



Those guys were fags...

Posted by: Hoss Cartwright at February 16, 2013 03:46 PM (A5Abh)

71
See thats the thing, I don't know how to write. I just typed chapter one and told a story I want to read with the experiances that I have had. Please believe me, I aint that bright.Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 16, 2013 03:43 PM (l86i3)
=========
Well at least how to go about getting it on kindle. Tips, etc.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 16, 2013 03:47 PM (QLJPW)

72 OU vs OSU tight game near the end. Darn, it won't come in good.

Posted by: teej at February 16, 2013 03:47 PM (HT2Nt)

73 I don't get TSN but the US curling championship men's finals is going to be on NBC Sports at 4.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD.
The advantages of enjoying the assets of both teams!And by 'talented' can I assume there's some nice booty? They do that whole glide thing....Off to the bunk...Posted by: PortnoyDude, for realz. Their online pic doesn't do them justice.As I mentioned in the last thread, there's something about those tight black pants and screaming about how hard they want it.I will not be changing the channel.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at February 16, 2013 03:47 PM (0WLla)

74 Some things that you shouldn't buy at Harbor Freight:

- penicillin
- condoms
- parachutes
- submarine hatches

Posted by: guy smiley at February 16, 2013 03:48 PM (64a7R)

75 fkn formatting

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at February 16, 2013 03:48 PM (0WLla)

76 Good news people

Abe Vigoda is
alive







Page loaded Saturday February 16 2013 12:48:14 PM PT

Posted by: chemjeff at February 16, 2013 03:48 PM (BBWjt)

77 Please believe me, I aint that bright.

****

You don't have t be bright.

You're pretty.

And you wear chaps.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 16, 2013 03:49 PM (piMMO)

78 You don't have t be bright.

You're pretty.

And you wear chaps.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 16, 2013 03:49 PM (piMMO)



*snicker*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 16, 2013 03:50 PM (GEICT)

79 I will not be changing the channel.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at February 16, 2013 03:47 PM (0WLla)

If the wife and SIL weren't monopolizing the TV right now, I'd be checking it out.
Alas.

Posted by: Portnoy at February 16, 2013 03:50 PM (A5Abh)

80 66
If this guy on The Big Valley right now (hey, it's that or golf) isn't a
young Richard Dreyfuss I'll kiss Jane Seymour square on the lips.

And if he is, well...

Posted by: teej at February 16, 2013 03:43 PM

Linda Evans was the main reason to watch The Big Valley

Posted by: kbdabear at February 16, 2013 03:51 PM (mCvL4)

81 >>>And you wear chaps.

And remember, all chaps are "assless chaps", when that's all you're wearing.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 16, 2013 03:51 PM (4Mv1T)

82 I thought it was just 'Big Valley'...not 'The Big Valley'...

Posted by: Portnoy at February 16, 2013 03:52 PM (A5Abh)

83 66
If this guy on The Big Valley right now (hey, it's that or golf) isn't a
young Richard Dreyfuss I'll kiss Jane Seymour square on the lips.

And if he is, well...

Posted by: teej at February 16, 2013 03:43 PM (ZBXhE)

Lol....yep, that's him.

Posted by: Tami at February 16, 2013 03:53 PM (X6akg)

84 If the wife and SIL weren't monopolizing the TV right now, I'd be checking it out.
Alas.
Posted by: Portnoy
Fortunately, it's only Draw #1. Another week or so of good bunk material.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at February 16, 2013 03:53 PM (0WLla)

85 Can we morons come up with the term for the meteors buzzing the earth now? SMOD doesn't seem to fit

LMOD = Little Meteors Of Doom?

Posted by: kbdabear at February 16, 2013 03:54 PM (mCvL4)

86 #47 Hey, I know what collectors want. I make my living at it.

I want to know for my OWN stuff, as I have pieces which in humid Indiana will continue to deteriorate unless I can remove the rust.

So the question remains. Will it also remove paint?

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 16, 2013 03:56 PM (GoIUi)

87 Chicks throwing big rocks down a sheet of ice, hollering and sweeping??

What's not to like...If they somehow worked in making sammiches..

BooYah!!

Posted by: Portnoy at February 16, 2013 03:56 PM (A5Abh)

88 @80- kbdabear
State the obvious much?

Posted by: teej at February 16, 2013 03:56 PM (Vzh0K)

89 Can we morons come up with the term for the meteors buzzing the earth now? SMOD doesn't seem to fit

****

I kind of like SMODlet.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 16, 2013 03:57 PM (piMMO)

90 SMOD doesn't seem to fit

LMOD = Little Meteors Of Doom?


Or in NASA speak, "NEODS"

Near Earth Objects (of) Death.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 16, 2013 03:57 PM (4Mv1T)

91 >>> You've probably tried naval jelly, wire brushes, etc. They all require work, or are kinda toxic/caustic.

If Evapo-Rust works so well, then what am I to do with all of this jelly from my navel?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at February 16, 2013 03:59 PM (7xeJQ)

92 (of) Death

Meant DOOM.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 16, 2013 03:59 PM (4Mv1T)

93 41
Can you use it on car rust? Or do you have to bathe the rusted item?


The part needs to soak in it for a day or two, so it needs to be of dunkable size. For a car, you're probably better off sand blasting.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 16, 2013 04:03 PM (1rU+d)

94 Chelating Lately?

Posted by: Yeah, I went There at February 16, 2013 04:06 PM (A5Abh)

95 The Dems use this stuff to store Feinstein and Pelosi between attacks on the Constitution, and the results aren't encouraging. Stretches and badly cracks antique leathers.

Posted by: nraendowment at February 16, 2013 04:10 PM (Msv+6)

96
Simple, cheap way to remove rust: buy Barkeeper's Friend. It's about $3 a container. Prepare a paste of it, put it on the rusted object, place object in the sun.

Barkeeper's Friend is essentially pure sodium oxalate, and it too chelates Fe(III) to produce the tris chelate [Fe(ox)3)3-, which in turn decomposes photochemically in sunlight to produce Fe(II) and CO2 (the ferrioxalate actinometer, used to measure integrated light intensities in photochemistry).

(Btw, as indicated on the package, sodium oxalate is toxic, but not to worry. It's the sodium salt of oxalic acid, which is found most prominently in ... spinach. Just as you shouldn't eat a great deal of spinach, don't eat Barkeeper's Friend either, and you'll be fine.)

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 16, 2013 04:35 PM (IDSI7)

97 Does the iron need painted after or is there a sealed surface like naval Jelly?

Posted by: DaveA at February 16, 2013 04:36 PM (6YLIm)

98
If your question is to me, the answer is yes. Oxalic acid leaves a clean iron surface.

Naval jelly is phosphoric acid, which leaves a surface layer of ferric phosphate, which is insoluble in water. Hence the iron doesn't need painting.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 16, 2013 04:46 PM (IDSI7)

99 Thanks

Posted by: DaveA at February 16, 2013 04:54 PM (6YLIm)

100
My pleasure.

Better living through chemistry!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 16, 2013 04:58 PM (IDSI7)

101 85
Can we morons come up with the term for the meteors buzzing the earth now? SMOD doesn't seem to fit

LMOD = Little Meteors Of Doom?"

More like Little Meteors of Disturbance

Posted by: Mr Wolf, non-Esq at February 16, 2013 04:59 PM (UIAT6)

102
The only place I've found locally that has it is Harbor Freight

OH. DEER. LORD.

Harbor Freight isn't the sharpest tool store in the world...

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at February 16, 2013 05:15 PM (1hM1d)

103 Does the iron need painted after or is there a sealed surface like naval Jelly?

Not sealed, but they say the surface will have a film good enough for a couple of weeks of rust prevention. This stuff is water based.

The good thin about it is it will get into some pretty small areas and can clean up some finely machined surfaces. I've used it on rusted model airplane engine pistons and cylinders and got them running again.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 16, 2013 05:19 PM (1rU+d)

104 Pro tip:

If you have vast quantities of rusty, greasy hardware, like nuts, bolts, nails and the like, dump about a five-gallon bucket of them into a standard cement mixer along with enough water to immerse them fully, and about a half-pound of caustic soda (lye). Tumble them in the cement mixer for about an hour, pour off the now nasty-looking caustic solution (which can be reused) and rinse with several changes of fresh water. Spread some old sheets out on a table in the sunshine, and strew the cleaned parts out on the cloth to dry and to be sorted. Sitting in the sunshine, sorting parts, and sipping on a beer is pleasant way to spend the afternoon, too.


A couple of caveats: this stuff will clean aluminum and brass parts very well, but it will also try to dissolve them, so it should not be used on parts with critical dimensions. Also there may be a risk of hydrogen embrittlement of steel parts, so one should probably not use it for highly-stressed bolts like suspension-mounting bolts or connecting rod cap screws.


Actually, the Evapo-Rust sounds like a good product, and I plan to buy some.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 16, 2013 06:16 PM (673KB)

105 6
Would it work on vinyl fencing that the sprinkler rust has attacked?

Oxalic acid works, sometimes. YMMV

I''ll try the evapo-rust on some old cast iron fittings and see how it goes.

Posted by: 13times at February 16, 2013 06:18 PM (h6XiD)

106 So it's chelatio then?

Posted by: GeorgiaJarhead at February 16, 2013 06:37 PM (N40xx)

107 Talk about an influential blog - Amazon's inventory has gone from 11 to 4 to 2 in the last 20 minutes.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at February 16, 2013 06:37 PM (celt+)

108 Advance Auto Parts, O'reilly Auto parts, Midway Shooting Supplies

Posted by: GeorgiaJarhead at February 16, 2013 06:38 PM (N40xx)

109 Hydrofluoric acid will brighten old aluminum parts and aluminum car/truck rims as long as the rims and parts haven't been clear-coated. Don't use it on high-polish / high gloss aluminum surfaces.

When I say brighten I mean like new with no scrubbing. Reduce it 20% or so after testing a sample. Apply using a cheap blond natural fiber bristle "chip" brush. Duct tape the brush to the end of a broomstick if need be.

Don't breath the fumes ( don't stick your face next to the application surface-heh), use outdoors and wear gloves and face splash protection gear. I've used this stuff a lot, just be careful.

Chemical, agricultural and ranch distributor stores sell it.

Posted by: 13times at February 16, 2013 06:42 PM (h6XiD)

110
Hydrofluoric acid is amazing, but as a chemist I don't recommend it for non-chemists. HF is volatile and toxic as all hell, and if concentrated (probably not the stuff they sell commercially), causes excruciating burns (especially under finger nails).

If you want to be truly amazed, try it on glassware, which will come out unbelievably clean. HF dissolves glass (usually fairly slowly), and will even remove the fiducial markings on, e.g., measuring cups. They just float right off (making the cups useless, obviously). Amazing.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 16, 2013 09:26 PM (IDSI7)

111 Look up Electrolytic rust removal. A bucket and a battery charger gets you started. works well.

Posted by: Bill sometimes Bill from Canada at February 16, 2013 10:23 PM (c9RgU)

112 I assume it will strip the bluing from your gun along with the rust.

Posted by: toby928 typing slowly with one eye anhd one finger at February 17, 2013 12:42 AM (QupBk)

113 If you seriously need to derust a lot of steel (more than a shoebox full for example), set up electrolytic derusting which can be scaled up more readily. EvapoRust will drain your back account FAST. At $20+ per gallon the makers must be laughing them selves silly for what is probably a few cents worth of chemical in water.

Since it is an organic material, you are likely to get two or fewer effective sessions out of it since the active ingredient is removed from use (chelated!) and eaten quickly by the bacteria and/or other life that infects it as soon as you open the container. I never got anywhere near the capacity out of a gallon that is claimed by the maker even at first use.

Then there is old fashioned vat of molasses, slow, but the bacterial infections it acquires probably helps the derusting process.

Posted by: crd at February 17, 2013 11:10 AM (7QF1B)

114 I like this better, and I've used both.

http://www.metalrescue.com/home.aspx

Molasses bath is also pretty good but takes a week

Here is a link and if you search the forum for molasses you will see more examples

http://www.thewheelmen.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5015&SearchTerms=molasses

Posted by: Dave at February 17, 2013 11:40 AM (QrkHc)






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