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Of course for those of us into vintage bikes rust removal is a major task. I've been looking for something to make it a bit easier. Many parts I just don't want to bead blast, either for reasons of contanimation or the destruction of the surface finish.

I came across this stuff:
http://www.orisonmarketing.com/corrosion/evaporust/evapo-rust.html

recommend in a vintage car article, thought I'd give it a try.

Results are here: http://www.jrbranson.com/showandtell-2.htm

Stuff is the tits...be patient, let it work, when they say it needs to be 60+ degree to work....it does. I put stuff in a jar with a light bulb next to it...get's up to about 98 degrees...works fasters that way.

Much better than tring to get every spec of rust with a power brush, scotch brite etc. Of course the surface remains pitted with badly rusted parts, you can always hit that with a power brush if you want it smoother...but this stuff gets all the nooks and crannies.

Worth it to keep a jug around. Obviously it works great on complex objects like the brake linkage in the photo.
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I'm usually very leery of these medicine show rust removers...this one works though....and you can dump it out on the lawn when you are done. Now I find myself looking around for rusty shit...things I don't even need :)
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jb,

Curious, while on the subject. I'm attempting to remove paint and some light rust from a moto frame and picked up an abrasive blaster. I'm going to use glass beads but would like your (or anyone elses) opinion on what # grit to buy? thanks gents.

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Alex...I've been using #60-120....the place I get it sells it in "range" size....which means the bulk of the media would be the #90 size.
I find this size to be a bit mild...next time I'll go for something larger like #40-60. This will be getting a little rough on aluminum though.
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jb,

thanks. Do you pick up the beads locally or online? Just looking for a decent price anywhere.

Alex

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Have started getting all my media here:

http://www.mcmaster.com/

After delivery it's a tad more expensive than my local outlet....but I don't have to buy two or three bags at a time like I do at the local place. It never fails...if I have a spare bag lying around it will get wet, or there will be an oil spill...something will end up ruining it before I can use it.
Plus the selection here is WAY better than you find at most local places.
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Thanks for the show and tell.Ill get some too, I like that it works.
Now if every one buys some be sure you tell them that Branson sent you, maybe they will sponsor his race efforts some!
 

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man if jb gets mcmaster sponsorship i'm joining clever dog.

that is if he'll have me.

i have a beard like aaron too!

tex "the beard" mawby
 
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