Reply by UpstateNYdude

  • Advertise with us

Posted on LA Awesome Cleaner

View UpstateNYdude's profile


928 posts in 2401 days

#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,

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

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics