Fast rust removal

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19 Oct 2007 14:26 #8434 by Bill Hummel
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For light rust, BAR KEEPERS FRIEND works very well. Looks like Ajax powder but won't scratch surfaces. Works fantastic on almost all metals. The grille on this 1941 Chevy truck has been damaged by the rust, but at least the rust was removed very easily.

Popular Science says wet aluminum foil will remove rust and it kinda did. But it does not work nearly as well as BKF.

Elapsed time on this truck grille was 7 minutes.




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20 Oct 2007 12:17 #8440 by ilikescars
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Yes, but how do you keep it from returning?

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20 Oct 2007 16:43 #8441 by Bill Hummel
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This is only a quick and dirty way to remove it. I suppose I would have to get the piece stabilized with some sort of covering, but I will probably just go ahead and get it rechromed.

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21 Oct 2007 03:14 #8442 by mikespeed35
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Bill, If that is your hand in the picture, congratulations, You do more than just punch computer keys so well. I notice the skinned knuckles.
CORDially Mike

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21 Oct 2007 15:53 #8444 by bill powell
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A very fine steel wool and car wax does a great job on that rust haze that appears on most of the modern chrome plating. To keep the rust off, keep a coat of wax on it. No Oxygen, no rust.

That won't help you on the deep pitted rust.

I'm sure most of you know it, but for those of you who don't, Chrome plating is a clear coating, put on to protect polished nickel. Bits of sand and other flying objects make pin holes through the chrome and nickel, allowing the steel to rust.

Chrome plating is supposed to be a three step process, but most of the cheaper chrome shops, the ones with the flat rate attitude, skip one of the steps and makes the plating job prone to rust.

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01 Jun 2009 09:51 #13648 by oldbanger71
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If you don't want to rechome all, you can cover just the horizontal flats with a very light epoxyfilm rather poored on than sprayed, maybe some polishing might be a good idea before epoxy is applyed.
This is only a cheap way to fix.
I much rather would go for rechrome, as i like to fix things propperly.
this is only my two cents.

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