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It really works! Rust removal!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:24 pm
Author: Naspc
I came across this stuff on the internet calle EVAPo Rust. I was skeptical at first but most review said this stuff works. So I decided to put it to the test. I need to rebuild an 1970 triumph bonneville motor. So I started buying parts for the rebuild. I Bought a crank off EBay, for a decent price. The condition looked ok, beside some rust on it. So what better test then this to clean some rust off a part? Hope this helps some people out.


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Re: It really works! Rust removal!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:34 pm
Author: 1987xv535
Looks like it did a good job on the crank. I used Evaporust to clean the inside of my gas tank and it worked really well. In Canada, its available at Canadian Tire.

Re: It really works! Rust removal!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:41 pm
Author: Naspc
1987xv535 wrote:Looks like it did a good job on the crank. I used Evaporust to clean the inside of my gas tank and it worked really well. In Canada, its available at Canadian Tire.


Thanks for the info, I was thinking about using it on my tank also.

Re: It really works! Rust removal!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:03 pm
Author: Wesso
Do you have to soak the items in the product or can you just spray it on and wash it off?
I have a trailer that I want to de-scale and I wouldn't be able to submerge it into the product as you can imagine.

Re: It really works! Rust removal!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:12 pm
Author: Naspc
Wesso wrote:Do you have to soak the items in the product or can you just spray it on and wash it off?
I have a trailer that I want to de-scale and I wouldn't be able to submerge it into the product as you can imagine.


Good question Wyane. From their site:
"A smooth paper towel can be soaked with Evapo-Rust® and applied to the rusted area. After this is done, cover with plastic to prevent evaporation. When item is de-rusted rinse with water."

Re: It really works! Rust removal!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:19 pm
Author: Wesso
Cool... Thanks for the prompt reply.
Something you may not have noticed... I resized your images and re-attached them as they were too big or at least they were bigger than we like them to be.
Try to keep images to 1024 x 768 and attach them as prescribed in the link in my signature.
TIA.

Re: It really works! Rust removal!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:58 pm
Author: madhatter4119
Did you have to take out a bank loan to buy it or can a person in a lower tax bracket afford to buy it...?

Re: It really works! Rust removal!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:09 pm
Author: Naspc
madhatter4119 wrote:Did you have to take out a bank loan to buy it or can a person in a lower tax bracket afford to buy it...?


Im glad you asked. Buy now and we will throw in a second bottle.........errrrrr.
Opps almost went into HSN mode there.

Its actually a decent price. 22-29 for a gallon. But it is reusable. As long as the liquid is still somewhat yellow it should still work. When it turns black you can pour it down the sink.
This one thing that I didnt over spend on for once.

Re: It really works! Rust removal!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:39 pm
Author: Wesso
Naspc wrote:Its actually a decent price. 22-29 for a gallon. But it is reusable. As long as the liquid is still somewhat yellow it should still work. When it turns black you can pour it down the sink.
This one thing that I didnt over spend on for once.

That's a very good price... But can you really pour it down the sink?? or is that just a term that you use to throw it away.
Here in Australia we are not allowed to just pour anything down the sink especially solvents and such.
Most liquids like that have a disposal notice on them that tell you how to dispose of any left overs and/or used pats of it.

Sorry for the twenty questions but it is important and I am going to see if it is available here.

Re: It really works! Rust removal!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:09 am
Author: Naspc
I may have over spoke on that one. I think I heard it over on another forum. I apologize about that, but I think I know how that info came about. This is from their site:

"When EVAPO-RUST® is spent, only the iron content of the solution will dictate how it can be disposed of. In most cases it can be dumped into the city sewer."

Re: It really works! Rust removal!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:52 am
Author: Wesso
Ok mate... Thanks for setting me straight on that one.
It certainly sounds like good stuff to use. I will do a little bit of research on it and see if I can find an outlet for it here in OZ.
It's a bit like SeaFoam that you guys have. We have a guy here in Queensland who imports it now and we can buy it from him. I think he is still importing it and I hope he is. Otherwise we can't get it here.

Re: It really works! Rust removal!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:10 am
Author: ms8238
its feed molasses and water, old farmers trick

Re: It really works! Rust removal!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:27 am
Author: frankiejholden
Wesso is he still importing the seafoam - I'd seen something about it on here, but i thought he'd stopped. I'm gonna bring a couple of cans back when i go to the States in December, i might be able to pick you up a can if you want one.

oh and ms is that what it is made of? There's some good YouTube vids on molasses soaking out there.

Re: It really works! Rust removal!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:18 am
Author: Wesso
frankiejholden wrote:Wesso is he still importing the seafoam - I'd seen something about it on here, but i thought he'd stopped. I'm gonna bring a couple of cans back when i go to the States in December, i might be able to pick you up a can if you want one.

oh and ms is that what it is made of? There's some good YouTube vids on molasses soaking out there.

I'm not sure. I thought I read that he wasn't getting any more in. I purchased one can of it from him and then when he said that he had a few more cans left so I bought two more cans.
I think he lives in Bundaburg and I was living in Ferntree Gully at the time.
I still have three cans of SeaFoam since I haven't really had a use for it for a while. I just hope it doesn't go off. Anyway thanks for the kind offer to bring a couple back for me but I won't be needing any for a while that I can foresee.

Re: It really works! Rust removal!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:57 am
Author: ms8238
yea stuff has been around a long long time, I got "suckered" into a 5gal bucket of the stuff long ago, only say that as its like lots of cleaners, 90% of it is just water.

though it does work.......... for pricy water

Re: It really works! Rust removal!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:47 am
Author: Naspc
ms8238 wrote:yea stuff has been around a long long time, I got "suckered" into a 5gal bucket of the stuff long ago, only say that as its like lots of cleaners, 90% of it is just water.

though it does work.......... for pricy water


If you look at it that way sure. Do you have the recipe? Looks as you have broken it down. If its that simple I rather mix it my self.
Thanks

Re: It really works! Rust removal!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:07 am
Author: ms8238
I like the battery charger n washing soda trick better

but google is full of directions

https://www.google.com/search?safe=off& ... st+remover

Re: It really works! Rust removal!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:52 am
Author: Naspc
ms8238 wrote:I like the battery charger n washing soda trick better

but google is full of directions

https://www.google.com/search?safe=off& ... st+remover


this going to be fun!

found some youtube videos as well as instructions. Gonna try it on a triumph cylinder jug.

thanks!

Re: It really works! Rust removal!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:45 pm
Author: talkToTheHat
What's sold as evapo-rust over here is a mild acid that is used for its chelating properties. I think it might have been citric acid based, but I don't have any in to check right now and the only place I know of that will can tell me is shut until tuesday. Either way, evapo rust is is really gentle on non rusted steel, you can leave antique bayonets and similar to soak in it without careful observation, whereas phosphoric acid tends to be quite quick, and by the time all of a long piece is has been coated its time to start removing it from the other end.

Re: It really works! Rust removal!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:45 am
Author: cjcycle
This is what I use in my shop to remove rust from fuel tanks:

http://www.metalrescue.com/home.aspx

I then use this product to coat the tank to prevent it from rusting again:

http://www.caswellplating.com/epoxy-gas ... ealer.html