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I want to try the Evapo-Rust method I just read on the link above (one of Charlie's method), but I have a question... Will the tank have flash rust once it's all done? I tried soaking a spare tank I had with 6.5 gallons blend of White Wine and Apple Cider vinegar for about a week, and it did a great job removing the rust - nice and shiny, but flash rush would occur before I could even properly flush the tank with water and dry it. I also tried adding baking soda during the flush to neutralize the acid, but still didn't help. If I use Evapo-Rust, then flush, then rinse with 91% Isopropyl Alcohol, will this also flash rust of does it "maintain" once dry. The vinegar method worked, but the flash rust happening was like a dog chasing its tail. What should I expect when finalizing things with Evapo-Rust?
Ok, thanks for the reply. Would it be safe to do this on a freshly painted tank, or should I do it before. Before is my guess, just wondering how harsh (or gentle) this stuff is.
Milkstone remover is what I have been using wild great success and cost effective at $10 a gallon which is enough to clean a tank.
Evapo-Rust doesn't seem to effect anything other than rust. No problem with paint, decals, etc. Don't know what's in it, but it's very "gentle".
I think vinegar does eat the factory lining.. I know it completely ate up my petcocks. I'll have to post a pic later.
I used a Kreem tank saver kit to save a tank that had pinhole leaks due to rust. the kit included both rust remover and sealer. It wasn't hard and I was very satisfied with the results .
I wouldn't use Kreem tank liner if it was the last option available on earth. Seen too many failures. IMO, there are much better products - POR-15 and Caswell Epoxy Gas Tank Sealer (my favorite) being two.
I see! I have only heard good things about it, what failures have you experienced? By the way, I have also used Coca-cola to remove rust from nuts and bolts; drop them in and wait for a day or two, then you can wipe the rust away with a rag! Does leave a miscoloration where the rust was - but quite cool that it works! :bike
Just was passing it along for a data point, and not heaven forbid, a recommendation/endorsement! I think I will go and lay down!
Had planned to use milkstone remover, but nobody around me carries it.
If I had feathers I could fly.:-)
I buy mine at Tractor Supply. Works well to remove rust from chrome parts also.
Tractor Supply(s) here don't carry it and won't order it for me. Southern States and other "farm" supply places didn't have it either. Evapo-Rust in the gallon size was on the shelf at the local TSC, so I bought that instead. Glad I did, it works very well.
Let me know the next time you'll be above the Mason-Dixon line and I'll have a jug of Milkstone remover waiting for you. I have also been talking with a couple of my water treatment contractors to see about commercial rust/scale removers and the art of the possible of scoring some "leftover" product inexpensively.
Thanks. Still have that taillight for your T3 (actually two to choose from) here at the shop.
I see a lot of references to Milkstone Remover. What is special about it? It is 56% phosphoric acid solution and 44% surfactants, dye, and water. What am I missing? ???
It's cheap and it works.
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