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WD40 rust remover
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Post# 993935   5/12/2018 at 00:44 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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Anyone else tried this?  I bought some to try on that 100 year old National sewing machine.  Some of the removable parts were badly rusted.  Soaked them all day in a bowl with this and the rust went away!  Took it all down to bare metal.  I can wax them or clear coat them now.  I was skeptical when I watched the video on their site but it really does work.  And it's non-toxic and biodegradable.

WD-40 Specialist Rust Remover Soak

Post# 993974 , Reply# 1   5/12/2018 at 11:06 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        

I wonder if it harms paint. I'll check it out in the store. I have some powder coat painted patio furniture just beginning to rust on the arms. Some of it came off with a teflon scouring pad. My neighbor gave it to us a few years back. I didn't buy a cover, don't have room in my garage. No shed. We actually keep cars in the garage.
Sturdy set, so I'd rather hang onto it, seeing as I'm the only one who ever really sits out doors.

Post# 994084 , Reply# 2   5/13/2018 at 14:57 by thomasortega (Los Angeles - CA)        


"We actually keep cars in the garage. "

OMG! this is so "non-American" LOL

See, Honey, I'm not the only one that thinks garages were made to put cars in it. cool

Post# 994123 , Reply# 3   5/13/2018 at 23:12 by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        
Along with that product

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I tried WD 40s Specialist Industrial Degreaser in the spray can to degunk the segments in some vintage typewriters. Importantly it is not a lubricant which you don't want in the segments. The label states its safe for plastics with caution , its not stinky, etc so you can use it indoors.. And it works very well.

Post# 994130 , Reply# 4   5/14/2018 at 05:27 by sfh074 ( )        
Piano strings

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I used this stuff on an original set of 1918 upright player piano strings that had tarnish and light surface rust. The bass strings however were steel core, wrapped in copper wire. I rolled each string up, put them in a 5 gal bucket and covered them with this rust remover. Came back a few hours later to find all rust and tarnish gone. The copper was very bright but the steel had a light grey haze. After rubbing each string with Mother's automotive cleaner wax, the residual grey haze was easily removed and the final result was shiny new looking strings! And the wax has kept them from tarnishing/rusting since done 3 years ago. Highly recommend this rust remover.

Post# 994160 , Reply# 5   5/14/2018 at 13:24 by kb0nes (Burnsville, MN)        

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Well I pulled up the MSDS and it tells us nothing (typical for this company, a very secretive lot). I assumed that it was likely a decent acid but the listed PH is "6-8" and it is deemed non-toxic although they do suggest not inducing vomiting should it be ingested.

Other reports on the web seem very favorable. Only negative I read was that it removed the chromate plating on some steel parts along with the rust.

I'm curious what this magic liquid is, I may just have to buy some and see.

Post# 994229 , Reply# 6   5/15/2018 at 08:00 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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The sewing machine parts I used it on were mostly chrome plated but so old they had rusted badly.  They are very shiny now.  It does say it will  not hurt paint....I put a painted piece in the solution and it did not hurt it at all.  It has no smell until some iron particles get into it then it has a peculiar odor but nothing strong.  I got it on my bare hands with no problems at all. You can keep using the same solution until it turns black or just stops working.  It impressed me.  Whatever you use it on should be small enough to be submerged into the solution.  It's not a spray on wipe off  type thing.

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