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Old 06-13-2019, 12:09 AM
hardbat hardbat is offline
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Default just discovered "evapo-rust"

After perusing the web for all the different ways of getting rust off of drum parts, I decided to try "evapo-rust". Wow, this stuff is great! Worked much better than any of the other methods I've tried, and is very gentle on the metal. Can be used multiple times before it stops working. And it's non-toxic, can be disposed down the drain or dumped on the lawn. And pretty much odorless.

It was not easy to find. Neither Ace, HomeDepot, Lowe's, or AutoZone had it. I was about to order it, when I stumbled on it at O'Reilly's.

Anyone else try evapo-rust?
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:57 AM
Whatarethese123 Whatarethese123 is online now
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Default Re: just discovered "evapo-rust"

Got it for some drum restoration a few weeks ago after reading about it on this forum.

Sooooo much better than having to scrub everything forever with a toothbrush. It did not help with limescale though, but c'est la vie, not a big deal, I can do a bit of scrubbing.


The next thing I've got my eye on due to this forum is either a vibratory tumbler or an ultra-sonic bath, but I'm not sure which is better.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:27 AM
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The next thing I've got my eye on due to this forum is either a vibratory tumbler or an ultra-sonic bath, but I'm not sure which is better.
I haven`t used a tumbler yet, but, I can vouch for the ultrasonic cleaner...I purchased mine off ebay for around $50...Add a few drops of Dawn soap, set the timer and away you go!!

Here is a thread for reference including before and after pics:

http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/show...ght=ultrasonic

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Old 06-13-2019, 02:46 PM
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I have used Evapo Rust for years and have been completely satisfied with it. I believe that I contributed to a post many months ago about this product. Great stuff!
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:08 PM
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If multiple kit restorations are in you future. Get a tumbler and ultrasonic. Hours saved over old school polishing.
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Old 06-14-2019, 01:50 PM
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I bought this from Harbor Freight for under $50.
Worked great on this nickel hardware.

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Old 06-16-2019, 09:58 AM
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Default Re: just discovered "evapo-rust"

I’ve used Quick Glo polish to clean up the surface rust on chrome. It works great, but has a downside- it can leave light surface scratches on some pieces. It depends on how good the plating is.
The evapo-rust sounds worth trying, definitely. And fifty bucks at harbor freight? Yes!
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:37 AM
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After perusing the web for all the different ways of getting rust off of drum parts, I decided to try "evapo-rust". Wow, this stuff is great! Worked much better than any of the other methods I've tried, and is very gentle on the metal. Can be used multiple times before it stops working. And it's non-toxic, can be disposed down the drain or dumped on the lawn. And pretty much odorless.

It was not easy to find. Neither Ace, HomeDepot, Lowe's, or AutoZone had it. I was about to order it, when I stumbled on it at O'Reilly's.

Anyone else try evapo-rust?
YES! I've been using it for years, a few on this forum recommended it and I've never looked back....
As an added bonus, it actually cleans the chrome too, makes it shine!!
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