1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Stove restoration. Parts 1 to 4

Discussion in 'Fettlers Master Class' started by kerophile, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. Tony Press

    Tony Press Australia Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2013
    Messages:
    2,304
    @kerophile

    Your last link needs fixing....

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  2. abbahco1

    abbahco1 United States Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Messages:
    137
    Location:
    Cambridge, MA, USA
    George: in case I missed it somewhere: what do you think is the best, safest and most reliable treatment for cleaning out the inside of tanks, some of which have residues of old fuel or, in some cases, a kind of white "corrosion", visible near the inside of the filler tube?

    Best,

    Peter
     
  3. gieorgijewski Poland

    Offline
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2013
    Messages:
    1,000
  4. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom Subscriber

    Online
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2004
    Messages:
    8,514
    Location:
    Far North of Scotland
    Hi Peter, it is actually in the text:

    The reason I warned against pickling the inside of the tank was:

    1. You can't see inside the tank and monitor what is going on, and

    2. I have seen residual flux on some soldered joints so these areas are already free of oxide coating and will corrode preferentially relative to the rest of the tank surface.

    On heavily fouled tanks in the past i have boiled up a solution of water and industrial solvent degreaser (normally used for degreasing engines and components of vehicles) inside the tank, and this has shifted a lot of crud from old tanks, including molten pitch-type deposits.


    http://classiccampstoves.com/threads/fettling-of-primus-no-85.11409/#post-108882


    Trust this helps,
    Best Regards,
    George.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2016
  5. abbahco1

    abbahco1 United States Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Messages:
    137
    Location:
    Cambridge, MA, USA
    Brilliant! Thanks, as always, George,

    Best regards,
    Peter
     
  6. HT Scheg United States

    Offline
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2015
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    Western New York
    ok just a quick question, I have an 8R that I am restoring, it has a seriously dirty lacquor on it. will the citric acid bath remove the lacquor? Thanks In advance

    HT
     
  7. Tony Press

    Tony Press Australia Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2013
    Messages:
    2,304
    @HT Scheg

    If it's the tank you're talking about, it's probably better to give it a clean and remove the lacquer with paint stripper or acetone before giving it a dip in the citric acid.

    Tony
     
  8. HT Scheg United States

    Offline
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2015
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    Western New York
    yes its the tank... I will pick up some stripper tommorrow then.. thank you. does anyone know of a good lacquer in the States to use?
     
  9. acr

    acr United States Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    May 22, 2016
    Messages:
    26
    Location:
    Oakland, Ca, USA
    I'm interested to try the Rust Killer solution on some parts I have.

    I've used an Electrolysis tank for cleaning up old hand tools, etc. Would that be appropriate for small stove parts? How would it compare to the Rust Killer?
     
  10. backpacker56 United States

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    Messages:
    175
    Location:
    Austin, Texas, USA
    Coming very late to the dance, but George (kerophile) said
    "...ammonia is prone to cause cracking in alpha-brasses ( the type used in stove construction)."
    so my question is, how then is it okay to use Brasso, which contains ammonia?

    John
     
  11. Tony Press

    Tony Press Australia Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2013
    Messages:
    2,304
    @backpacker56

    Many stove and lamp people do not use Brasso because of the high level of ammonia.

    Cheers

    Tony
     

Share This Page