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Old 01-06-18, 02:06 AM
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Evaporust gel?

Kinda seems like a no brainer, what do I know?

Thoughts, anyone tried it?
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Old 01-06-18, 03:23 AM
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I can't speak for the gel, but I'm using the liquid (off brand but still works fine) on my 'rustoration' project.

It's amazing to see what's hiding under surface rust on the frame.

Go for it and let us know how you get on.
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Old 01-06-18, 06:24 AM
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Sounds like a great idea for frames. I like the liquid for everything else because you can reuse it.
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Old 01-06-18, 08:52 AM
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No experience with Evaporust yet, but I regularly use Naval Jelly for rust removal. Not great for a soaking application, it truly needs rinsing off, after approximately 15 mins or so. Planning on trying out some Evaporust shortly, need to clean up some 1973 Maico 400 parts to sell off.

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Old 01-06-18, 10:38 AM
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Seems it would be hard to get extra life out of. As with others I filter mine when done so I can use a few more times. Might be good for small areas you cannot submerge?
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Old 01-06-18, 09:43 PM
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Navel Jelly is phosphoric acid and you can get cheaper versions at Home Depot or Lowes. Phosphoric acid is better rust-remover because it has preferential action against rust and stops when it reaches good metal. The other acidic products used by a lot folks do not stop at good metal and will continue dissolving your bike/part until there's nothing left.

I recently used a gallon of stuff in liquid form from Home Depot for a motorcycle gas-tank that was severely rusted inside. Poured it in, sealed up tank and rotated 30-60 degrees every couple of hours until entire inside had been soaked. Came out nice and clean like fresh metal! Also leaves rust-resistant phosphate coating on surface as well. But best to cover with POR-15 and then primer & paint.

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Seems to work ok, going for round 2 on the badly scraped up PR10.
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Not using the gel, just the liquid. Stuff is amazing, non-toxic, non-caustic, just make sure you rinse it off well after or your parts will be sticky. Blows naval jelly and acid dips out of the water in that it's not caustic and no cleanup worries.
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How is it on paint??
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I haven't tried the gel version, but I've never had a problem with the liquid Evapo-Rust and paint.

The other rust remover I've had great luck with is oxalic acid, commonly sold as wood bleach. It's a lot cheaper than Evapo-Rust, so it's more practical for large items. Mix a small tub of oxalic acid crystals with a kiddie pool full of water to submerge big parts like a frame. Leave it overnight and the rust is gone. No damage to paint or decals. The only 'oops' I've had with oxalic acid is that it'll dissolve black oxide finishes, which you'll occasionally find on steel parts like bearing races.

In my experience, oxalic acid and Evapo-Rust work really well. I've tried a few other common rust removers like Naval Jelly, but OA and Evapo-Rust have become my go-to options.
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I like it on my tide pods, males them kinda sweet.
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I like it on my tide pods, males them kinda sweet.
Hmmmm?
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I like it on my tide pods, males them kinda sweet.


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How is it on paint??
Seems ok so far, even took some of the rust stain out of the seatube decal with no ill effects.
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I just bought some, but have not had a chance to try it out. Looking forward to seeing the results!
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I need to pick some up for the Bianchi I'm working on.
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