Jump to content




Photo

Evaporust


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 swodem

swodem

    Race Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 541 posts
  • Joined: 29-October 14
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Auckland, NZ

Posted 22 August 2017 - 02:07 PM

Actually does work!!!

I grabbed a defunct old turboflex I had all but discarded (actually might use it soon for an event)

674f272fa651f1abdf3a86fd57a9adf0.jpg

Bought some of the stuff

7b6dd5b567871d37e9ea79f2cd0bede1.jpg

Put it in a container with the liquid at 5.47pm last night...

b1058db8b9b48beb2dea7e8aa25268b1.jpg

At 8.25pm...

49e9dd08bb1f513a51410c0099dcc5f2.jpg

And now 6.43am next day (12hrs)

4ce6fa385c6d3a7a49623bb8be428526.jpg

I'll update tonight after work when it's had a full 24hrs.

Ok so home tonight from work, a smidge under 24hrs. I left it where the house was warm and the sun would be able to reach it to speed up the chemical action.

7ac7721c504189c3aae536077e8dcd3d.jpg

Maybe too long, not much extra gain but some staining and tarnishing. I removed the lead (now yellow from the dye) and washed and dried it thoroughly on the shoe rack in my clothes dryer

c29fb5ef5e1a8481335b2c021fb8e7ba.jpg

410a8e53be21888b8174076e146eeb86.jpg






Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • Samiam and Geary Carrier like this




#2 Mattb

Mattb

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,037 posts
  • Joined: 13-August 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:IN

Posted 22 August 2017 - 02:53 PM

Maybe the same as CLR cleaner.   It also removes rust, lime and calcium just by soaking.    


Matt Bishop

Vintage Cox Slot Cars

#3 swodem

swodem

    Race Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 541 posts
  • Joined: 29-October 14
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Auckland, NZ

Posted 22 August 2017 - 03:03 PM

I do have some CLR Clear but haven't had much success with it elsewhere

An online comparison someone else did with a range of products showed it didn't perform as well in their test as Evaporust. But that's just their test, I try and prove/disprove things myself.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

#4 kvanpelt

kvanpelt

    Race Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 970 posts
  • Joined: 29-January 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:IL

Posted 22 August 2017 - 03:08 PM

I just googled it and WalMart carries it.


Kevin VanPelt
 
 

 

 


#5 swodem

swodem

    Race Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 541 posts
  • Joined: 29-October 14
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Auckland, NZ

Posted 22 August 2017 - 03:52 PM

It's pretty expensive down here, only place that retails is is Supercheap Auto and it's NZD30 for 1 litre


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

#6 crazyphysicsteacher

crazyphysicsteacher

    Mid-Pack Racer

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 146 posts
  • Joined: 04-March 12
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NJ

Posted 22 August 2017 - 04:55 PM

I have used the product before and it works great.  I dipped the bottom of two doors off my 79 z28 project car and it took all of the rust off without stripping the paint.  It even took the rust from under the edge of the paint and left the old laquer alone.  In fact, I did not even have to strip the paint afterword.  It even left the brass and lead on some other parts that I put in to strip.   The stuff is very safe to use and can even be poured down the drain after you are done. Key to the process is heat, it likes to be warm.  The warmer the faster it works, cold just shuts the chemical process down.  Just make sure to dry the chassis really well after you pull it out and rinse it as the metal now reacts very fast to moisture in the air.  

For those who want to use it in the states, AutoZone and Oreilly sell it over the counter in small quart bottles.


Chris Wendel
Silver Side Down Racing
 
"Failure teaches way more than success. It shows what does not work and what to never do again, again..." 🙊🙈🙉  

#7 Zippity

Zippity

    Posting Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,582 posts
  • Joined: 05-March 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wellington, New Zealand

Posted 22 August 2017 - 08:36 PM

It's pretty expensive down here, only place that retails is is Supercheap Auto and it's NZD30 for 1 litre


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

 

But only $75 for 5 litres :)

 

Can't wait to see how it works later tonight.

 

Steve, what will you coat the "cleaned" chassis with to inhibit future rusting?



#8 Bazzie

Bazzie

    Backmarker

  • Full Member
  • PipPip
  • 88 posts
  • Joined: 18-May 16
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Zealand

Posted 22 August 2017 - 08:59 PM

Haha, reminds me, years ago, I was about 13, Ihad a baby bee engine that had rust on the piston. I managed to pull it apart and saw the rust. I briefly dipped the piston in some pool acid and the rust disappeared within seconds. Re-assembled the motor and used for quite some time after


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Eben Brand


#9 swodem

swodem

    Race Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 541 posts
  • Joined: 29-October 14
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Auckland, NZ

Posted 23 August 2017 - 01:32 AM

Update in post 1


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk





Electric Dreams Online Shop