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sheks
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rust

Postby sheks » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:37 pm



just bought 2 box locks, bad rust on chrome any ideas how to remove the rust?????
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Re: rust

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:17 pm

Crumple up some tin foil and rub it over the chrome.

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Re: rust

Postby Delmarosalinda » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:05 pm

use oxlic acid. you can get it off ebay. Takes a cup to 5 gallon of water. Use hot water and the acid. Let it soak about 14 hours and when you remove it, rinse it off good and polish it.

If you want to try just enough to do the latchs, i think i can send you some if you want.

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Re: rust

Postby sheks » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:15 am

thank guys,
i will try the tin foil!!!
as far as the oxlic acid...cant seem to find it on the bay???
thanks for the offer of sending me some of the oxlic :D have pm to you.
is this not just the best site on the net!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :roll:

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Re: rust

Postby vtxcandyred » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:17 am

Naval jelly. Any discount or auto parts store. CHEAP!!!!!!

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Re: rust

Postby Delmarosalinda » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:30 am

I miss spelled it. My bad.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid= ... &_from=R40

I'll bet you can find this stuff. Has oxlic acid in it.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bar-Keepers-Fri ... 460a34b495

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Re: rust

Postby redial » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:56 pm

Try the foil dipped in Coca Cola, (dont know about Pepsi). The cola has some phosphoric acid in it similar to Naval Jelly. Let us know how bad it was to start with, and how it turned out, thanks.
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Re: rust

Postby sheks » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:22 am

will do thank's mate :D

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Re: rust

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:50 pm

I've used aluminum foil and doused in vinegar.This doesn't replace the chrome but cleans up the rust well.
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Re: rust

Postby bustedwing » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:54 pm

I have heard but not tried brake fluid,so Do not know what results you can expect..


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