Vinegar bath for removing rust

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  1. MarcCote Canada

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    So I have a few rusted out manifolds on some older Coleman stoves. I was wondering if dunking the whole thing in a bucket of vinagar is a good idea or not. I'm trying to find a way to remove the rust before painting. I don't have access to a fine grinder wheel.

    If not, what else do you recommended?

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    You mean surface rust all over or shape-shifting corrosion pits?

    Vinegar won’t get the omponents back to bare metal, not by a long shot. A hand-held wire brush can be very effective, followed by a treatment overall with stove blacking paste. That’s got graphite in it and it’s a case of wipe on, polish off.

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    Evaporust is effective but expensive, possibly cheaper in Canada though.

    Great stuff that John - I used something very similar on the underside of the cast iron tripod I posted last year.

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    For ferrous metal I'm a great fan of electrolysis. Easy to set up in the home workshop/garage. All you need is a plastic container (5 gallon bucket, plastic storage bin, whatever the part will fit in), some scrap iron or steel (not stainless) and a power source (battery charger, computer power supply, wall wart power supply) and some baking soda or washing soda.
     
  5. MarcCote Canada

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    Thanks for the answers. I think I'll try a electrolysis setup. Just need a few supplies.