Are there any magic "potions" that can help remove rust from old planes
and other iron/stool tools?
Or is it best to use just steel wool/sandpaper with lots of elbow
What is your favorite method for removing rust?
I use "Evapo-Rust". Just dunk the tools you want derusted into a container of it overnight and ta-da just like magic the rust is gone with no scrubbing needed.
Plenty of youtube videos about it and it's recommended by Rick Dale of "American Restoration" and Rick's Restoration.
You can buy it at Harbor Freight, O'Reilly's Auto Parts, and Auto Zone.
The one time I tried to clean up a jack plane, my
shop teacher had some stuff. Decades ago. I want
to say Naval Jelly. I wondered if it would rust
again, applied and washed off with water. He said
not if I dried it promptly.
Now days, I'd dry and then soak it with WD-40.
My present rust remover is a wire wheel on bench
grinder, or wire wheel on drill.
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