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Oxalic Acid how much to buy and how much to use?

Old 07-17-14, 07:37 PM
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Oxalic Acid how much to buy and how much to use?

I have a bike that is coming to me that has some rusty parts and possible a frame. I plan to use Oxalic Acid to shine them up.

How much should I buy? And how much should I use at one time if I am going to treat a few parts in a coffee can? How much should I use if I put the frame in a blow up kiddy pool?

Thanks in advance.

--Michael

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Old 07-17-14, 07:49 PM
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I've had great success removing rusts from chromed parts by using distilled vinegar.
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Old 07-17-14, 07:53 PM
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buy a pound and use a tea spoon per gallon, adjust as needed.
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I just picked up a pound on ebay. It will come in a plastic bag... plan to put it in an a large plastic peanut butter jar for easier and safer storage. Is this a good idea?
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i use naval jelly from loctite and use the jar it comes in ... so i reuse it, discarding very little.
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Doesn't Naval Jelly destroy painted surfaces?
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Do a search. wrk101 is one of the most experienced with using it. I believe the convention is .02% solution and soak for 24 hours. Tons of info in this forum. It ought to be a sticky!
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honestly i filled a kiddie pool and dumped the whole container in, worked well. only took 24 hours to clean everything off
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I use as little as possible. Mix in some, throw a part in it and if in 3-4 hours it is not starting dissolve, I mix in a little more. For heavy rust, I do dump a bit more powder in.

If you need to find the stuff quickly, you can grab a bottle of deck cleaner and use it straight.
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If you need to find the stuff quickly, you can grab a bottle of deck cleaner and use it straight.
Good to know...I was going to dilute some deck cleaner this weekend, and would've wound up wasting it.
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