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CLR to remove tools rust


#1

I got some rust on a some tools I picked up for my studio and they
have a surface rust. No pitting seen. a Friend told me to use CLR to
remove any one heard of doing this.

Once after this I need to coat them with something.

Thanks jn Allen


#2

Jean,

The best product on the market for removing rust is Evaporust
(http://www.evaporust.com/). I started using it last year while
restoring some antique tools. You need to submerge the item (it
won’t work by just brushing on). I usually leave parts in over night.
It is biodegradable, won’t do any damage to the metal and is really
the only way to go about removing rust.

Chris Manning


#3

Hi Jean-- At the suggestion of some Orchid people I recently tried
soaking some rusted tools in coca cola–I checked them every half
hour or so–and it worked very well. Just rinsed with soap and water
afterward and dried well with a hair dryer. The stuff I happened to
have on hand was caffeine free, so the tools stayed really calm!!

Sandra
Elegant Insects jewelry


#4

Yes, But muriatic acid works great to, just be sure to ventilate!


#5

You can also use phosphoric acid. It not only removes the rust, but
puts a layer of phosphoric sulphide?? or some type of phosphoric ??
that stops/doesn’t rust.

John Dach


#6

Hi Gang,

At the suggestion of some Orchid people I recently tried soaking
some rusted tools in coca cola--I checked them every half hour or
so--and it worked very well. Just rinsed with soap and water
afterward and dried well with a hair dryer. The stuff I happened
to have on hand was caffeine free, so the tools stayed really
calm!! 

The thing that Coke has in it the removes rust from ferrous metals
is phosphoric acid. If you have a large amount of tools that are
rusted, you might like to get some phosphoric acid & use that. It also
leaves a film on the metal that is more resistant to rusting than
bear metal. It’s still a good idea to put a coating of oil on the
surface of the metal as well.

Dave


#7

YES but the HCL vapors are rough on your and your tools.
See my other post on much safer stuff.

jesse


#8

Sure, CLR = Calcium Lime Rust. It can be used to clean other things
too.

Mike DeBurgh, GJG
Alliance, OH


#9
A Friend told me to use CLR to remove any one heard of doing this. 

I use CLR around the house on anything that has rust, calcium, or
lime problems. Love it. Haven’t tried it on tools only because I
hadn’t thought about it. But I will now. Thanks,

Jamie


#10
The thing that Coke has in it the removes rust from ferrous metals
is phosphoric acid. 

It is not just the phosphoric acid in the soda which removes the
rust. The phosphoric acid is actually a very small portion of the
soda. There is significantly more citric acid in the soda and it also
dissolves rust.

James Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts