Are you madabout kit cars      
 "We've Got Kit Cars Covered" Information about Contact         Home of UK kit cars - Various kit car write ups All the latest kit car news Kit car related and general discussion

Kit Cars
Kit Car Data sheets
Picture Gallery
SVA Knowledgebase
Clubs & Communities
Build cost estimator
Kit cars for sale
Knowledge Base

Go Back   Madabout Kitcars Forum > Mad Build Area > General Build Chat

General Build Chat Area for general build chat, questions, tips, tricks and progress

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 16th October 2013, 08:43
MartinClan's Avatar
MartinClan MartinClan is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,767
MartinClan is on a distinguished road
Default Rust Removal Liquid - name?

Can anyone recommend a rust removal liquid? I am treating some steel wheels. They are not hugely rusty but I think it needs to be a liquid to get into all the nooks and crannies.

I used something last year that was very good - but blowed if I can find the original container with the name. You mixed it with water as I remember to make up about 5 litres and it was green.

I am sure I recommended it to someone on the forum but I can't find the post either...

Cheers, Robin
Reply With Quote
Available from eBay
Old 16th October 2013, 22:14
redratbike's Avatar
redratbike redratbike is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,262
redratbike is on a distinguished road

Phosphoric acid? Mix it to 80% should fizz the rust away
Reply With Quote
Old 16th October 2013, 22:23
Mitchelkitman Mitchelkitman is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: norfolk
Posts: 488
Mitchelkitman is on a distinguished road

Hammerite do a good one, also available as a green gel which may be better as it will stay in place - may not be as being a gel it's thicker so may not get where you want it! Only products I'd recommend, as IMHO their paint is c**p.
One thing to be aware of is that there are rust REMOVERS, which these are, and also rust CONVERTERS which do not remove it but convert it to iron phosphate, so may not be the sort of product you want.
Reply With Quote
Old 16th December 2014, 22:58
8 Valve Ed 8 Valve Ed is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Sunny Cumbria
Posts: 470
8 Valve Ed is on a distinguished road
Default Rust removal liquid...

Hi just come across this thread, I have been told about this, and watched several clips on U-tube, that Molasses, as used in cattle feed as an additive, makes a very good, cheap and 'green' (as in non-polluting) rust remover.

I haven't tried it myself yet as a farming friend is supposed to be getting some for me but it hasn't turned up yet.

It's about 18 for 25 Litres from a farm supplies depot. Mix it at about 9 parts water to 1 part molasses in say, a wheely bin or large tub and immerse the rusty parts for a week or so, remove, brush with a wire brush and hose off, a pressure washer is good. May need further soaking if the rust is really heavy.

I understand it's the sugary acids which gently eat the rust and convert it to sludge. It won't work on oily or greasy parts nor rust under paint.

Last edited by 8 Valve Ed; 16th December 2014 at 23:00..
Reply With Quote
Old 16th January 2015, 12:54
unclerob unclerob is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 5
unclerob is on a distinguished road

I'd recommend this...
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +0. The time now is 22:17.

copyright 2000-2019
terms and conditions | privacy policy