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How do you clean your rusty machinesor tools

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  • #221587
    staker
    Pro

    I like to use a citric acide tank it’s safe and can use it indoors

    #221591
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    I generally use a wire wheel on my bench grinder when necessary. Truthfully, it’s not often I do so.

    Jon P.
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    #221596
    staker
    Pro

    I did this drill press

    #221619
    asevereid
    Pro
    Kamloops, BC

    THAT looks good. Citric tank? What’s your mix?
    I typically use Evaporust…but I’m also usually working on much smaller pieces like handplanes, and….handplanes 😀

    Lurking Hit and Run poster.

    #221627
    staker
    Pro

    I don’t measure that tank has about 3 cups, I also mix up a spray bottle. Its about $10 a kilo

    #221652

    I just used the WD-40 rust remover . Worked okay on certain metals . My try that bath that you use . Looks like it cleaned the rust off good .

    Always willing to learn .

    #221654
    asevereid
    Pro
    Kamloops, BC

    I just used the WD-40 rust remover . Worked okay on certain metals . My try that bath that you use . Looks like it cleaned the rust off good .

    😀 Thinkin’ of giving that old Skil a washdown now?

    Lurking Hit and Run poster.

    #222385
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I did this drill press

    Holy Crap what a difference, I’ve never had good luck with any citrus cleaner. how many years did you have to bathe that drill in that tub LOL? I guess the proof is in the puddin right there, What’s your recipe?

    BTW, Great looking drill press. It looks very familiar, Except mine has a shorter mast

    #222428
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I use 3 methods depending on what it is

    1. Bead Blaster, fast and thorough

    2. WD-40 Rust Remover this is a soak thourough but takes 24 hours. You need a container to big enough for the part.

    3. Feed Molasses mixed 20 parts water to 1 part Feed Molasses. I keep a 5 gal bucket ready with this mixture in it. dump in the parts and a week or so later no rust.

    They all work, just depends on what I need at the time. The soaks do not change the base metal appearance, while bead blasting leaves a bit of sheen or a slight finish to the surface.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #222559
    staker
    Pro

    I buy the citric acid at a wine making shop, there should be no grease on your parts, I left the drill parts about a week. I seen the molasses on utube works great also. What I like about the baths is you are not creating that fine rust dust. I have a sand blaster never used it yet, have the bandsaw I want to blast and paint, but hate to take apart a good functional machine. Never seen the wd rust remover.

    #222568
    hgonzalez7
    Pro
    San Antonio, Texas

    A wire wheel and WD-40 after for most things.

    Bert

    #222626
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I use 3 methods depending on what it is

    1. Bead Blaster, fast and thorough

    2. WD-40 Rust Remover this is a soak thourough but takes 24 hours. You need a container to big enough for the part.

    3. Feed Molasses mixed 20 parts water to 1 part Feed Molasses. I keep a 5 gal bucket ready with this mixture in it. dump in the parts and a week or so later no rust.

    They all work, just depends on what I need at the time. The soaks do not change the base metal appearance, while bead blasting leaves a bit of sheen or a slight finish to the surface.

    I buy the citric acid at a wine making shop, there should be no grease on your parts, I left the drill parts about a week. I seen the molasses on utube works great also. What I like about the baths is you are not creating that fine rust dust. I have a sand blaster never used it yet, have the bandsaw I want to blast and paint, but hate to take apart a good functional machine. Never seen the wd rust remover.

    Wow we have a wine making shop around here, On the no grease comment are you saying to remove the grease before the bath? I used to always glass bead my stuff but I don’t have access to one anymore, This molasses idea is new to me also.

    #222628

    I just used the WD-40 rust remover . Worked okay on certain metals . My try that bath that you use . Looks like it cleaned the rust off good .

    :D Thinkin’ of giving that old Skil a washdown now?

    That would be one idea . Not sure how it would clean aluminum thow .

    Always willing to learn .

    #222630
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I did this drill press

    I am amazed how clean that looks . I have a few tools that need to be done including my drill press.

    #222663
    staker
    Pro

    On the no grease comment are you saying to remove the grease before the bath?

    Yes clean the grease off

    #222664
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    WOW, some great tips. I especially like the citric acid and the feed molasses. VERY COOL.

    Thanks!

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #222870
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Man that drill looks great! Have you ever considered painting it bright red??

    #222878
    staker
    Pro

    no not into red

    #222925
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Wow that finished drill press looks very nice.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #222930
    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    I’m use to just using a wire wheel also on a grinder to clean rust off various stuff. Great ideas and tips for making a bath though, looks like it worked like a charm.

    A Working Pro since 2004

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