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Old 06-06-09, 02:10 PM   #1
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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"?
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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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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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So it wouold remove all the rust on my carbon frame and no damage to the paint? Cool!
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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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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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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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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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Have never heard of this, cool.
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Have never heard of this, cool.
I totally agree
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