Another method of rust
removal. I was talking to a friend of mine that restores old muscle
cars, and also is a farmer and trapper. He and I were talking about
the electrolysis method discussed on the list, and he mentioned how he gets rust
off his traps and other rusty parts. It is all natural and only takes a
few days vs. hours.
He takes all of his old rusty
traps at the end of trapping season, and buries them in the mud or top soil
beneath the oak trees in his woods for 4 - 5 days. He then takes them out
and throws then in the creek to wash off the mud along with the
The earth under the Oak trees
has "tanic" acid...if I got that right, in it from the decaying leaves and tree
matter. I guess it works better if it is wet. If you don't happen to
have an Oak tree on your property, you could ask someone if you could dig up
some dirt from around an Oak tree on their property...it doesn't take much for
many small parts and it is re-useable.
I really don't think going to
the local cemetary or golf course at night and digging up soil or burying
misc. auto parts would make a very good impression. So, for those of
you not able to try the "Oak dirt" let us know how the electrolysis works.
Me, I will have to wait until
the wonderful soil in my woods thaws and is actually dirt again, and not the
"Frozen Tundra" Wisconsin is famous
John in WI...9 below at chore time...5