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Brian

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« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2010, 02:11:50 PM »


Quote from: Commando1
http://www.ehow.com/how_5660708_remove-rust-molasses.html

I don't use no stinking tongs or gloves....dryes the skin out a little but not too bad.  Not sure why you would let it ferment for 3 weeks prior to putting parts in?  And then have to wait another 2 weeks, for a total of 5 weeks.   Put the parts in right  away and wait 4 weeks...should be done by then.

Steve...A few of the guys who have done this have tried aggitation and temp and found no difference in cleaning times.

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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2010, 04:00:58 PM »

I know it works better with the Ultra one. . .   OK  Just a thought.
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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2010, 05:42:40 PM »

problem is the "weeks" part.....I heat U1 just to get it to work faster than overnight!

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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2010, 05:57:19 PM »

If I had to clean something with aluminum or zinc, I would definitely use Ultra one.

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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2010, 06:08:51 PM »

Quote from: thrashingcows
If I had to clean something with aluminum or zinc, I would definitely use Ultra one.


 
Unless you wanted to clean off the oxidation.  Then just a couple of hours
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« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2010, 08:49:04 PM »


Quote from: POLARACO
Quote from: thrashingcows
If I had to clean something with aluminum or zinc, I would definitely use Ultra one.


 

Hadn't thought of that....might try this on a few old aluminum pieces and see what I can get away with.

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« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2010, 09:20:14 PM »

from my testing, U1 is poisoned by zinc and by hardened steel (like a file) when the black crud sloughs off and mixes into the liquid. I soaked a 413 AFB carb (aluminum) in U1 and it came out clean, but the steel and brass parts were much cleaner than the rest. Then I soaked it in carb cleaner to get the passages clean. Mag wheel acid will get the aluminum oxide off of it.

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« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2010, 09:22:50 PM »

Back to the original topic, Skinned Knuckles magazine once had a story about soaking rusty metal parts in whey...the smelly cheese byproduct. They said it took a while, but it wasn't destructive (sounds like Ultra 1 )

http://skinnedknuckles.net/pages/index.htm


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