[Cortina-list] Penetrating oils

Jon Sherbeck sherbeck at doitnow.com
Thu Dec 20 02:52:46 UTC 2012


Coke works good, another acid that is good with rust is oxalic acid, 
available as Zud cleanser or Bar Keepers Friend.
Jon
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Miller" <jem at milleredp.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 6:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Cortina-list] Penetrating oils


> On 12/18/2012 4:25 PM, PHILIP MOLLISON wrote:
>> Do you sniff or drink the COKE ????
>
> Well, considering that it's the phosphoric acid in the beverage that does 
> the work, sniffing might be a bad idea.
>
> I remember my junior-high geometry teacher (yes, really, I do...) telling 
> us about plumbers using Coke to loosen rusted pipe joints.
>
> But while it'll soften whatever rust it can get to, it's not much of a 
> penetrant or lubricant.
>
> John.
>
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