I just got back from checking up on an experiment I was running for removing rust from old metal I took off the car, and the results were absolutely amazing. I was skeptical, but figures I’d give it a shot.
Last night, while I was working on the car, I came across a lot of the metal, brackets, old screws, etc…which I removed from the car during disassembly. My intent was to actually go through and figure out what I need so I can go out and buy replacements. the last thing I want is to work on this car, just to end up putting rusted parts into it. No way!
I remembered I had bought a small container of Evapo-Rust from Amazon.com a while back, and never took it seriously enough to try it. It stated
- Super Safe Rust Remover
- Contains No Acids
- Non-Toxic, Non-Flammable, Odorless, safe on skin
- No Fumes
- Safe on skin
So if you are me, this basically “almost” describes water. How could this remove rust which has been piling up on the car for over 40 years? Having the time on my hands, I went to the local Home Depot and bought one of the orange 5-gallon buckets. Dumped the container in it, and dumped the metal in the mix. I will be honest, every time I walked by, I swirled the liquid in the container.
Left it sitting overnight. This morning, I figured I’d go and dump it out so I can get back and order the brackets I needed…and to my surprise. The metal was CLEAN!!! Like paint ready clean.
So I rinsed the metal, dried them, and put them in the garage and came back on my PC to buy more of that stuff so I can get into cleaning the metal vs. buying all new ones. Just to give you an example, a 5-gallon bucked of that stuff is $83.54 on Amazon. The bracket I just got cleaned costs about $82.99 (CJPonyParts.com). So if I only recover this part (which I won’t, I will recover much more), the stuff will pay for itself.
Post a comment if you have another recommendation for rust removal or a new method. I’ll be very interested in finding out how people deal with this. I would like to still find out the best way to paint these brackets to match a new part finish.FOLLOW US