On Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:37:09 +0200, nestork wrote:
I have nothing against HCL, and, the record shows,
I use it all the time - but - anyone who hasn't used
it should be cautioned as to how powerful that stuff is.
I left some copper hose components in a bucket of the
stuff, for example, only a few minutes, and they were
holed beyond use.
A lot of tools and other things can have their rust removed with a wire
wheel, in place of a grindstone on a bench grinder. It works quickly,
leaves a beautful finish. Most things look as if they were new (I'm not
saying like new, like they themselves looked like when they were new,
because they might have been shiny) but they look beautiful
And it's a one-step process. BE SURE TO WEAR GOGGLES BECAUSE THE
WIRES DO COME OUT OF THE WHEEL WHILE IT SPINS. ONE OF THEM ACTUALLY
STUCK ITSELF IN SKIN, IN MY FOREHEAD. DIDN'T SHOW BLOOD WHEN I PULLED
IT OUT, BUT WOULDN'T WANT TO DO THAT WITH MY EYE.
Even wood things might look great after time on the wheel. I did have
some problem with a saw blade, that seemed thicker than originally when
I was done. Maybe that was that particular blade and others would come
I had a old pair of my long dead grandpas. I put it in a pan and covered them with oil, checked back in a week they worked like new.
Just a week ago I found 2 brand new rotors for my van, they were on a top shelf and rusted from a leaky water pipe, copper that developed a pin hole.
while I pondered wire brushing them my girl friend immersed them in a pan covered each one with vinegar. Wierdly ALL the rust disappeared, although the once rusty areas had a mottled look. So I used a scothbrite pad on them. they looked brand new:)
and worked fine on the van
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