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    Default anyone used a rust converter on parts?

    since I'm getting ready for the next restoration, I have been reading posts about dealing with rusty sheet metal parts.

    I wondered if anyone has tried coating the insides of parts with rust converter, to oxidize and seal with a plastic layer that prevents rusting.

    I remember using it on rusty parts on cars or motorcycles before painting, and thought it might help seal the insides of the troughs and tubes to keep the rust being dragged onto the cell minimized.

    I would only use it on the inside, where it wouldn't show, then maybe light oil or car wax on the outside to keep the rusting down.

    thoughts?
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    Default Re: anyone used a rust converter on parts?

    I have never heard of that product but if you can get the rust off and put a protectant in its place ( one that won't chip) it sounds great.

    I still like the aluminum foil and water to remove rust.
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    Default Re: anyone used a rust converter on parts?

    Whoa!!! Aluminum foil and water to remove rust!!! Seriously!! I need to try that when the time comes.
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    Default Re: anyone used a rust converter on parts?

    That's a great idea, Mudfud. I had thought about using a converter product on parts like the rods and various arms on the back of the machine. I could buy a tumbler and clean the parts but they would still need to be protected especially here in the humid South. The rust converter eliminates the need for having to remove the rust while stopping future corrosion.
    I had never thought of using it for inner parts that the balls come into contact with. I'll have to add this to my other "when I can get around to it" projects.

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    Default Re: anyone used a rust converter on parts?

    Hi Mudfud,

    The rust converter will work on the metal but I think you are right, you will have to use a wax or shoot it with clear coat. The clear coat might be preferable so as not create a waxy build up and you won't have to keep reapplying it.

    p.s. I will get in touch with you soon about cleaning up my machine.


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    Default Re: anyone used a rust converter on parts?

    thanks for feedback.

    since we have the internet these days, I am always researching new ways to do things.

    I will try derusting with jeff's techniques, wire brush and steel wool on others, then try converter on a small area that won't show (maybe inside some low tube), just to see.

    I agree that waxes or oils, the usual iron protectants, would not be a good idea in any ball contact area.

    guess that's why they went to plastics in most areas: easy to premold, fun colors, and no rust!
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