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Old 06-09-20, 11:00 AM
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Did EvapoRust change?

I purchased a new jug of EvapoRust from Amazon and went to use it today. Previously, it had a yellow tint when coming out of the bottle. This time it was colorless, like water. Has anybody else gotten a jug recently with no color?
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Old 06-09-20, 11:41 AM
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I also sent an email to Evapo-Rust. They replied very quickly:

No, it's the same formula. The solution is basically clear when it is produced. It changes color with age. The clearer the solution, the fresher the batch.


So, it's all good.
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Old 06-09-20, 02:29 PM
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Thanks for that. Now we all know.
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Old 06-09-20, 04:36 PM
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Ah, good to know that I won’t get it mixed up with the mason jars of urine I keep stored in the basement.
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Ah, good to know that I won’t get it mixed up with the mason jars of urine I keep stored in the basement.
Let's hope you don't get it mixed up with that moonshine you keep down there either!
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Old 06-09-20, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
Let's hope you don't get it mixed up with that moonshine you keep down there either!
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Oh, those are the jars with the worm at the bottom.
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^^^^ From the Department of Too Much Information....
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^^^^ From the Department of Too Much Information....
AAHGREED!
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Old 06-10-20, 01:14 AM
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Just wanna say I love EvapoRust. Also, just tried the gel for the firs time for some hard to reach spots on components I didn't want to remove and soak, works just as well.
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I have read on the internet that @nlerner uses urine to remove rust. It must be true.
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
Let's hope you don't get it mixed up with that moonshine you keep down there either!
Ben
Apparently EvapoRust is completely non-toxic, so it may be safer to drink!

I've read EvapoRust works via something called chelation, which you might also find somewhat interesting:


How does Evapo-Rust work?
Unlike other rust removers that use some type of acid to remove rust, Evapo-Rust works without acid. It will not attack the base metal, and it is safe to use. Evapo-Rust works through selective chelation. This is a process in which a large synthetic molecule forms a bond with metals and holds them in solution. Most chelating agents bind many different metals. The active ingredient in Evapo-Rust bonds to exclusively to iron. It will remove iron from iron oxide but is too weak to remove iron from steel where the iron is held much more strongly. Once the chelating agent has removed the iron, a sulfur bearing organic molecule pulls the iron away from the chelator and forms a ferric sulfate complex which remains water soluble. This frees the chelating agent to remove more iron from rust.
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Originally Posted by dweenk View Post
I have read on the internet that @nlerner uses urine to remove rust. It must be true.
Oh, I just use it to toughen up my hands after reading about it on the internet.
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Oh, I just use it to toughen up my hands after reading about it on the internet.
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speaking of chelates/chelation, I recently tried a blackstrap molasses solution (maybe a 1:9 dissolved in warm water) and soaked some badly rusted brake parts for 2 days (AFTER a 2 or 3 day soak in white vinegar which had not given me desired results).MUCH happier with what the molasses did, MIGHT be it was helped by having vinegar soak first but I think this will now be my go-to. I also had used Evaporust on a few bolts before the white vinegar and even tho had been pleased enough with Evapo, now I'm a molasses convert! It is Said to work by chelation, maybe so....in any case YMMV
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Old 06-10-20, 11:32 PM
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^^^^^^ Hmmm, I wonder what a 10% solution of blackstrap molasses in vinegar would do.
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Oh, those are the jars with the worm at the bottom.
When the worms show up in the urine jars, you have problems on several levels.
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When the worms show up in the urine jars, you have problems on several levels.
You know I value your medical opinion.
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^^^^^^ Hmmm, I wonder what a 10% solution of blackstrap molasses in vinegar would do.
It would be a shame to not slather that mixture on some ribs.
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There are three products that would crash my world if they change the formulas from their current iteration...they are perfect as is...
1. Simple Green...
2. Mothers aluminum polish...
3. Evaporust...

I can't take too much more change in the world.
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^^^^ Maybe Quick-Glo too?
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Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
It would be a shame to not slather that mixture on some ribs.
You're not wrong.
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Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
^^^^ Maybe Quick-Glo too?
Haven't tried that!
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Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
It would be a shame to not slather that mixture on some ribs.
Mix some up in a bottle, make a fancy label "Evaporibs", see if anyone "gets it".

(However at 90/10 it would be pretty thin for application on anything grilled.)
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I've found that the best way to remove rust is vinegar and whiskey. First I pour some whiskey into a glass and then I drink it. Before long I can't remember what the vinegar was for.
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