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trying Evaporust for the first time

Post by thom » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:36 am

I've been meaning to try Evaporust for quite some time, but have not. I've sandblasted and used electrolysis with success for years on car parts, tools, garden tractor parts, Coleman lantern & stove parts, and other "stuff". My favorite local hardware store( actually the only one I shop at) has a 5 gallon bucket of Evaporust in stock from last year that hasn't sold and they offered it to me for $40 including tax. I will pick it up on Monday. :D


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Re: trying Evaporust for the first time

Post by Autie » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:58 am

I have used Rust Bullet Metal Blast for years. Has always worked the best out of all the other products I have tried.


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Re: trying Evaporust for the first time

Post by dmdeaton » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:31 am

I have a 5 gallon bucket and its great for soaking things. Great for rusty tools. Soaked all my window regulators on my 30 fordor. That was the main reason I bought it. Worked like a charm.

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Re: trying Evaporust for the first time

Post by Steve Jelf » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:34 am

...they offered it to me for $40 including tax.

That is a great price. Evaporust is good stuff, but normally expensive.
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Re: trying Evaporust for the first time

Post by tdump » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:56 am

I have a nice pair of wheels for the rear of my TT and had thought about dunking them in this stuff but would it hurt the wood in any way? I would like to actually have a nice looking wheel for a change .Back years ago when I did the truck,I was never happy with the crude job of painting the wheels.
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Re: trying Evaporust for the first time

Post by Steve Jelf » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:27 am

Mack, I would wrap the wood in three layers of duct tape and blast the metal. Evaporust probably wouldn't hurt the wood, but enough of it to dip a TT wheel would be ungodly expensive.
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Re: trying Evaporust for the first time

Post by Corey Walker » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:50 pm

I’ve used Evaporust as well as other harsh chemicals and found out on another forum that citric acid works just as well and is relatively inexpensive to mix up a 5 gallon bucket full. It comes in powdered form and you get it by the Mason jars in the canning department. I partially dipped this intake manifold. The bottom is before, middle is how it looks when removed and the top is after I lightly brushed it with a wire brush or scotch bright.
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Re: trying Evaporust for the first time

Post by John kuehn » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:33 pm

Anybody used molasses? There was posts about using it a few years ago it and worked pretty well. I believe it was raw molasses. It was fairly cheap and people had vats of it to soak large pieces and parts in. I never tried it but wonder if people still use it.


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Re: trying Evaporust for the first time

Post by Chris Haynes » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:18 pm

I haven't tried Evaporust but I am a big fan of Rust 911. I have even used it is the cooling system of my car. It dissolved all the rust from the block and made the radiator sparkling clean.


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Re: trying Evaporust for the first time

Post by DickC » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:08 pm

50 years ago I used a product called OKITE 31. It worked great and left a dull oxidized finish after washing with clear water. Everything that I painted stayed solid with no blemishes or bubbles. I have no idea if this is still available or if like so many products that existed and and worked well became a focus of the EPA!!

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