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#1 posted 08-23-2016 03:33 PM



If you ve never had citric acid start to eat through and pit you ve been lucky. About the only product I ve heard to be completely safe is evapo-rust. I m sure there are other like it, but be careful with citric acid as well. Even with evapo-rust, make sure the piece is completely submerged or you ll forever know where the water mark was.

I did a small test for different techniques here. Not completely in line with the conversation, but may help, http://www.timetestedtools.net/2016/02/29/restoration-technique-comparisons/

All this is worse on steel, so I ll never put a blade in any kind of acid what so ever.

- Don W

Just curious how long was it in the citric acid before that damage happened? I’ve used some canning citric acid and I think I left mine to soak for almost an entire day and nothing happened to any of the 3 planes I did.

The Works I only use if it is heavily rusted, but that stuff is toxic to no end, I have to do those dips outside on my patio and still wear a respirator near it. It chewed through the cheek of a heavily rusted no. 3 on me, the whole top round was basically disintegrated in about 2 hours.

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh


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