Evapo-rust mica before/after

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Evapo-rust mica before/after

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I'm in no way affiliated with Evapo-rust and only doing this for our friend Chuck (Hot Diggity)

Rough mica in question:

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Dropping in:

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Soups on:

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Good enough:

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2 1/2 hours later:

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Much better, perfect patina 👍:

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New home:

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Before & after collage:

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Sold Chuck? 😁
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Thanks Toby. That's much faster than I expected. I did a little reading on the Evapo Rust and they say the effectiveness depends on how much rust the solvent has absorbed.
I think it was 1/2 pound per gallon. They also report an unlimited shelf life.

It looks like somebody tried to blast a torch through the lifting tab hole without opening the lighting door on that one.
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looks great. Ive been threating to get some.
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I have had good results with citric acid as well. I got a little flash rust but I hope to clean that up with Naval Jelly and a Q tip
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Good job on that. I'll have to remember that amount of time.

I'll never leave anything in Evaporust overnight again, unless perhaps I think the solution has gotten weak. I put an oil pot from a RR wickie in it once and when I took it out the next day, it had so many holes that it looked like it was made from screen. I know it's not supposed to do that, but I'll err on the side of caution going forward.
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Hot_Diggity wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:47 pm Thanks Toby. That's much faster than I expected. I did a little reading on the Evapo Rust and they say the effectiveness depends on how much rust the solvent has absorbed.
I think it was 1/2 pound per gallon. They also report an unlimited shelf life.

It looks like somebody tried to blast a torch through the lifting tab hole without opening the lighting door on that one.
You're welcome Chuck. I believe those hot spots you see are from holey mantles, couple spots in the mica as well.
mksmth wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:51 pm looks great. Ive been threating to get some.


Get a gallon or two to play with Mike. It has it's uses.
Rubing wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:27 pm I have had good results with citric acid as well. I got a little flash rust but I hope to clean that up with Naval Jelly and a Q tip
Yes citric is my go to for anything I'm not trying to save some original plating. This mica would've been a perfect candidate for it, but did Evapo-rust for Chuck 😁
JimL wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:33 pm Good job on that. I'll have to remember that amount of time.

I'll never leave anything in Evaporust overnight again, unless perhaps I think the solution has gotten weak. I put an oil pot from a RR wickie in it once and when I took it out the next day, it had so many holes that it looked like it was made from screen. I know it's not supposed to do that, but I'll err on the side of caution going forward.
Rusted holes? Or a reaction?
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>>Rusted holes? Or a reaction?

I dunno. It felt solid to me before it went in. I will still use Evaporust, but just not leave an item unattended for more than a few hours at a time without checking on it. I used Evaporust on this oil pot because it was supposed to be so harmless and replacement oil pots aren't cheap.
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I'm sold on Evapo-rust as well - completely worth the price. I use it until I can barely see through it, than it's time to switch it up.
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Been there, done that .... without heating it up. Just left it overnight and presto!
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CoolPro wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:21 pm I'm sold on Evapo-rust as well - completely worth the price. I use it until I can barely see through it, than it's time to switch it up.
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gwillmot wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:24 pm Been there, done that .... without heating it up. Just left it overnight and presto!
Works fine in the summer, in the winter it slows to a crawl in my experience... Just getting it good and warm with a lid on the pot really seems to speed the process up.
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I can get a bucket up to temperature around here by just putting it a car at lunch time.
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I've had good luck using vinegar. One note of caution is if the sliding door is made of zinc, vinegar will eat the zinc. The chimney in this case came off a Justrite lantern.
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JimL wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:52 pm >>Rusted holes? Or a reaction?

I dunno. It felt solid to me before it went in. I will still use Evaporust, but just not leave an item unattended for more than a few hours at a time without checking on it. I used Evaporust on this oil pot because it was supposed to be so harmless and replacement oil pots aren't cheap.
I’m 99% sure it already had holes. It’s so common in those pots it’s not even funny. Half of my rr wickies have holes in the pots. They hold water.
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The whole pot looked like it was made from a screen when I removed it from the Evaporust. It may have really been that bad, but did not appear that way when I started. I still use the stuff, depending on the project. As a result of the oil pot situation, I'm just cautious about leaving some items unattended in Evaporust for more than a few hours without checking on it. Hefty metal like lantern frames/cages, I'm not concerned.
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I have forgotten unpainted things in evaporust for months without issue. Steel was dark but scrubbed clean.
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Never thought of heating up evaporust. I left my mica in it overnight. That is a lot faster. Interesting post, toby.

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There is also another product like EvapoRust call Rust911. They sell it in concentration form for a price that is a lot cheaper than EvapoRust.

I've not done a side by side comparison. But I have tried it now on a couple projects and seems to work just like Evaporust.

If you buy the 16 oz concetrate it makes 2 gallons - about $15/gal. (a bit cheaper than EvapoRust at 16.5/gal)

If you buy 1 gal of the concentrate it makes 16 gallons. That's comes to 3.75/gal. (5 gal EvapoRust is about 16 gal).

And shipping is free.

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p.s. i am not associate with this company - just letting folks know about an alternative to EvapoRust.

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I have cleaned mica using evaporust before and I'm convinced. I recently picked up a couple of Coleman marked mica. Has anyone ever cleaned one of these in evaporust? I'm hesitant to as I really don't want to damage the Coleman lettering.
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Buckeyecamper wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 8:32 pm I have cleaned mica using evaporust before and I'm convinced. I recently picked up a couple of Coleman marked mica. Has anyone ever cleaned one of these in evaporust? I'm hesitant to as I really don't want to damage the Coleman lettering.
I’d be cautious with the lettering. I did lose some lettering after a several hour soak. Kinda bummed.
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