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    Oxalic Acid

    I have a question about the awesome powder acid known to man

    what would happen if a painted frame was soaked in Oxalic acid?

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    Well, it would probably remove any stray rust stains.

    Why do you describe it as "awesome"?
    Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nermal View Post
    Well, it would probably remove any stray rust stains.

    Why do you describe it as "awesome"?
    'Cause, like acids and fire and stuff is soooo awesome. Yeah, fire. Especially fire, heheheheheheh...

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    it would not damage the paint in any way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragsterIII View Post
    it would not damage the paint in any way?
    Nope...I use it all the time for rusty parts. It plays hell on galvanized though...

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    Why would you soak a frame in oxalic acid?

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    So it wouold remove all the rust on my carbon frame and no damage to the paint? Cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragsterIII View Post
    it would not damage the paint in any way?
    It will not damage the paint. But it will damage any decals which are not under a clear coat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Servo888 View Post
    It will not damage the paint. But it will damage any decals which are not under a clear coat.
    okay, i'll make sure that they are under a clear coat

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerdog View Post
    Why would you soak a frame in oxalic acid?
    To clean up rust inside the tubes. I did it with a Moby frame I have, then treated the inside of the frame with linseed oil. You can also use a commercial frame treatment like Weigle if you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    To clean up rust inside the tubes. I did it with a Moby frame I have, then treated the inside of the frame with linseed oil. You can also use a commercial frame treatment like Weigle if you want.

    Aaron
    Have never heard of this, cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerdog View Post
    Have never heard of this, cool.
    I totally agree

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