Daswulf Posted September 15, 2018 Share Posted September 15, 2018 Not sure where to put this. Someone mentioned this before on the site and I forgot about until another artist mentioned it and got good results. He mentioned that it was available at HF here in our area of the USA so obviously I Had to go get some and try it. Reading the bottle it said its safe on skin and eyes, non-toxic and biodigradable. I like that. ( but then electrolysis is pretty safe as well.) Some items I soaked for around 24hrs. Were some knives and tools with varying degrees of rust. The file was in my scrap pile to be forged. Also the wire cutters were in my scrap pile. It said on the container that some higher carbon steel will turn more black in the process. It did. Also that it shouldnt hurt painted surfaces, plastic or rubber. So far so good. Unfortunately I neglected to get before photos. The square was the lightest colored piece out of the mix. It almost has a finely sandblasted look and feel. The file looked like the one beside it and after the soak and a quick touch with a card file its cutting well. The poor neglected BoyScout pocket knife i found at the fleamarket is freed up and after a quicky with some double0 steel wool lookes ok with no harm I can tell to the scales. The beside knife was bad but i can now read the name and it didnt hurt the plated or painted parts of the tin handle. I'll experiment more but this was the first trial run. Seems it likes about a 24hr. Run. I'll try some overnight runs and Extremely rusty stuff. The other side of the coin is it Is almost $30.us a gallon. I'll be trying wire wheel on the tools to see how that goes as well on the blackish finish. I'll also get before pictures as well. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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