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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 46international, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. redsdad
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
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  2. daveyboy56
    Joined: Feb 20, 2006
    Posts: 511


    They have this stuff called Wax you put on your car to stop rust from coming back!
  3. 55chieftan
    Joined: Feb 13, 2008
    Posts: 309

    from Maryland

    That car is here on the HAMB. I saw it posted awhile ago.
  4. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,284


    Does anyone know what this would do to chrome? I just put a set of old chrome reverse wheels on my Ranchero, they are in great shape except just a little rust down around the lug nuts that I can't seem to get off with steel wool.
  5. xadamx
    Joined: Apr 18, 2003
    Posts: 1,170


    I was just wondering the same thing...I don't see why it wouldn't work as well, or better. Chrome is very hard and the CLR just attacks the rust.
  6. rosco gordy
    Joined: Jun 8, 2010
    Posts: 648

    rosco gordy

    Pretty dam hard to belive ya can learn something after all these years but THANK YOU the hamb, the hamb ,the hamb, tanks 46 , rosco
  7. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    hmmm!! my wife gave me about a half bottle of the stuff awhile back and I have no idea what she used it for. She just said, "I'm done with it you can have the rest". Now I'll have to find something to try it out on.

    Last edited: Jul 21, 2010
  8. fleetbob50
    Joined: May 1, 2006
    Posts: 306

    from Waco,Texas

    I bought a bottle some time ago, very light rust or stain comes off fairly quickly but heavy scale took multiple dip and scrapes, as far as using it in a flathead block it would take forever i would imagine and then since it says not to use on copper or brass you might ruin your head gaskets ? It will work ok in limited, specific ap's but its not the magic rust be gone we're lookin for and then you will have it to unclog your shower head!
  9. i have an old hurst 4 speed shifter boot the type with the chrome metal piece in the top with the "H" cut out of it it had some rust on it so i poured a little CLR in a bowl and put the piece in it for a couple days the rust stains were gone and the chrome was unhurt except where the rust had eaten through it

    .... never thought about trying it on rusty painted metal gonna have to now thanks for the tip
  10. jpm49c
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 393


    Like others said, It's acid. You need to neutralize it with vinegar or baking soda or it will keep eating away at your metal.
  11. jonzcustomshop
    Joined: Jun 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,927


    so how do you neutralize it? rub itdown with vinegar or baking soda after you clean it, or put that in the mix while you clean it?
  12. Jax2A
    Joined: Apr 14, 2009
    Posts: 355


    Vinegar is acidic... how do you neutralize an acid with another acid? Is my chemistry that rusty? (Need some CLR for my brain apparently.)
  13. budd
    Joined: Oct 31, 2006
    Posts: 3,478


    CLR and then colored wax, be just like having a paint job.
  14. GizmoJoe
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,297


    I have used clr, electrolysis, oxalic acid, molasses and media blasting. While they all have their place and I like them all, you really should try Evapo-Rust. Safest Rust Remover seems to be the same type of thing but I can't get that around here.
    Non-acidic, bio-degradable, paintable, non-toxic... safe stuff that works.
    They use "Selective Chelation" (lots of chemistry talk) to attach to the rust and pull it off the good metal.
    Go to and check out the "Full image slide show" on the left. It's amazing stuff.
  15. Francisco Plumbero
    Joined: May 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,531

    Francisco Plumbero
    from il.

    hahahaha, Theres this even better stuff called paint that I find to work amazingly well but I dont want to be an out cast by admitting to its use.
  16. It works well on chrome.... lots of guys "boil" radiators with it too. CLR and distilled H2O in the radiator, run the car for a couple hundred miles and flush. I have yet to personally use it as a radiator flush, but know a few guys that have. They swear by it.
  17. Piewagn
    Joined: Mar 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,331


    Mix some baking soda with water and rinse it down after the CLR application.

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