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Old 01-01-2017, 06:45 PM
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Default cleaning heavy oxidation/rust

First day out on the beach found some pull tabs and the usual junk. But I pulled up a piece of something, heavily corroded from the wash about 8 inches under the sand. Most likely it is not anything of worth but I wanted to see if i could remove the rust and corrosion on it. It was in there a while because there are sea shells in the corrosion.

I read that people use vinegar but I thought I saw on tv there was a solution you could soak this stuff in like baking soda or something. It could just be some random hunk of Iron but I thought it would be fun. If anyone has any tips please let me know.
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Old 01-01-2017, 07:18 PM
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Electrolysis or vinegar are the two tricks I use

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Old 01-09-2017, 03:34 AM
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The good thing about using vinegar is, that afterwards you can make a nice salad dressing with it.....

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