Message from discussion OTish question, rust on chain
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From: Richard Casady <richardcas...@earthlink.net>
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On Thu, 03 May 2012 21:42:18 +0200, Eugene Griessel
>Op Thu, 3 May 2012 10:54:14 -0700, "La N."
>>"Eugene Griessel" <eug...@dynagen.co.za> wrote in message
>>> Op Thu, 3 May 2012 09:38:05 -0700, "a425couple"
>>> <a425cou...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>>It's fairly off topic,
>>>>but I figure someone here can answer it easily.
>>>>My initial searches = not successful.
>>>>I have a chain. It was unused & stored badly for
>>>>a long time & rusted, so the 'crust' has fairly
>>>>solidly seized some links.
>>>>I know Naval Jelly is ideal for this, but can
>>>>get fairly troublesome (toxic etc.).
>>>>What simple solution will, over days/weeks,
>>>>eat away at this corrosion?
>>>>(i.e. bleach, vinegar, coca-cola, orange juice, etc.)
>>> Brake fluid works well. But give it time.
>>How about WD30?
>Expensive and not really that good at removing rust en masse.
>Eugene L Griessel
> If everybody hated you, you'd be paranoid too.
Depending on how bad it is, you might want to drag it down a gravel
road and then treat with hydrochloric acid.
Hydrochloric acid dissolves rust almost instantly. You can get it at
swimming pool supply houses and some hardware stores. Cheap.