Joel OF Posted November 2, 2013 Share Posted November 2, 2013 Hi folks, can anyone point me towards a product that will quickly clean forged mild steel surface oxides and possibly some light rust back to a bright sheen? I'm working to a tight time frame so I don't have time to concoct a homebrew unless it's really basic. The outdoor bench I'm making will ultimately be weatherproofed with a clear acrylic lacquer. Ideally I'd use some kind of spray on cleaner or a wipe on cleaner that I buff up after it's done it's work. When I say quickly I mean half a day maximum, I.E, wipe or spray on the product, give it a few hours to do it's thing, buff it off. I'm trying to avoid using a flap disc or manually sandpapering the bench because it's a big piece and I want a cleaning agent to do the majority of the work for me and I don't want flap disc marks on it. A wipe on/wipe off cleaner would be particuarly good for me because I'd like to vary the brightness of the finish across the piece so I can highlight certain areas more than others. I'm in the UK so if you know the generic term/active ingredient in a product rather than a product name that'll help me a lot. Telling me to get a particular Home Depot product won't help me because we don't have Home Depot. Thanks in advance! (P.S I get the feeling that this is a big ask and I might as well be asking for world peace and a million pounds whilst you're at it.) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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