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pswallace

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Hi I've just been given an old stanley number four,it's in fairly good shape but has quite A bit of rust .Can anyone recommend A half decent rust removal solution ? . . . I have heard of something called coro-dip(I think) but I don't think you can buy it in small quantities any suggestions welcome. thanks Phil.
 

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I have used the rust removal concentrate from mathew at workshop heaven and have been very pleased with the results,others on the site have had excellent results with corro dip( see jimi 43 posts).
hth dave
 

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i used the bilt hambler deox-c and was impressed. worked out at about £15 for a kilo, posted.
 

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Electrolysis - some folks use that. Some use an acid based solution (usually phosphoric acid) to dissolve out the rust.

HIH

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Probably the cheapest is citric acid (try the local supermarket), but the more expensive solutions probably do a better/easier job.

Cheers, Vann.
 

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pswallace":2aggf95d said:
Hi I've just been given an old stanley number four,it's in fairly good shape but has quite A bit of rust .Can anyone recommend A half decent rust removal solution ? . . . I have heard of something called coro-dip(I think) but I don't think you can buy it in small quantities any suggestions welcome. thanks Phil.
Cast iron normally cleans up pretty easily with 400 grit SiC, 30p a sheet from your local car spares shop.

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Hi, I use only citryc acid. The results are enough good. Use this withhow water - the reaction speed is faster than withthe cold water.
But free from rust surfaces after citryc acid are grey colour.
Friends from knifemaking forum recommend hydrochloric acid with inhibitors = rust solvent.

Sergiy.
 

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If you don't have much to do, and don't want to invest in larger quantities of specialist products, ordinary vinegar is quite good. It's not as quick as Corro-dip or citric acid, but it's cheap and available from any supermarket.

Don't sprinkle it on your chips afterwards, though.
 

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I use Milk Stone Remover bought from an Agricultural Suppliers - a cheap form of Phosphoric Acid.

Rod
 

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As Cheshirechappy said I use cheap vinegar

As Snikolaev24 says rust free surfaces are grey colour
Used vinegar will stain T-shirts and kitchen worktops :roll:
 

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To give a bit of a kick to a weak acid (citric or acetic) just add a paw full of table salt to the solution. This'll give you hydrochloric acid (which explains why I'm often reminded of pipetting up a mouthful of HCl in school chemistry lessons before the days of H&S nutters when enjoying a bag of chips)
 

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Just forget post an obligatory thing after rust is removed. As regarding me - sometimes I remove rust from hand plane on Saturday and take this plane for other repaire only after 1-2 weeks. So you should put some kind of grease on plane's surfaces. I use cosmetic Aloe oil, for example.
 
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