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Rust removal
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I recently read the post about using molasses ($7 a gallon at tractor supply) and water for a cheap an easy rust remover. I also used evap o rust ($16 a gallon Walmart) and some “deoxydoesit” ($30 a gallon).  

The evap o rust worked well.  Bottle says it will remove rust from 600 lbs of metal.  My gallon turned black and stopped working after less than 10 pounds of hardware. It did work well, though. 

The deoxydoesit is used to add a phosphorous coating as well as remove rust. I used it after the evap o rust. I soaked in 50/50 deoxydoesit and water for a day or so.  Then I heated the fasteners up in my toaster oven and then sprayed wd40 on them. 

For the tub of molasses, I used 2 gallons with 20 gallons of water in a 30 gallon trash can. I soaked the springs and strut rods for about 3 weeks.

Every thing is coming out pretty good. Some before and after pics.

The pics are out of order.  Had some troubles with my IPad sharing. You can see the state of the strut rods before, then the pair of them after. The before pics of hardware vanished. So the hardware is only after the deoxy. The molasses cleaned off most of the slop gray on the spring cover. So I put it back in to strip it clean.


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Link to my 72 Q code: pics added 2/16/19
https://www.supermotors.net/registry/28719/88030-2

Link to my now sold 72 H.O
https://www.supermotors.net/registry/5858

My 70 Boss racecar
https://www.supermotors.net/registry/6520

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#2
I have several posts on the forum concerning the molasses. I get 5 gallon containers at local feed store from $18.00 to $21.00 depending on demand I guess. The solution I use is 9 parts water to 1 part molasses. So a 5 gallon container of molasses gets me 50 gallons of solution. I do all my parts in the molasses if I have time to wait, lol. The molasses is slow but cheap. It will also stop working when all the acids are used up in there.
I have a 275 gallon tank outside my garage. Going to probably dump it today while raining so it washes away and put new in.
Great for doing chrome pieces but do not put aluminum or zinc in or you will have nothing left.
Before and after on a Mag. 500 wheel.
I have been looking for a tank tall enough to do hoods but have not found anything that does not cost a fortune. Can't use like a kids swimming pool no way to get the air pockets out from the reinforcements. I started out with a Brut 55 gallons HD trash can and got the chemical container off CL for $45.00.
I tried the evaporust and had no luck and very expensive also.

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You post is the one I saw in the molasses. Thanks for the tip.

I have the front sway bar in now, with the shock tower braces and outer fender cover. Chrome air claeaner lid too.

Close up of the strut rod after a couple weeks in the tub o molasses.
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Before and after sway bar links. These I soaked in just about used up evap o rust. Then in the deoxy does it phosphate solution, heat and oil.

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Link to my 72 Q code: pics added 2/16/19
https://www.supermotors.net/registry/28719/88030-2

Link to my now sold 72 H.O
https://www.supermotors.net/registry/5858

My 70 Boss racecar
https://www.supermotors.net/registry/6520

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