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MattLock 03-30-2017 05:15 PM

Jack
 
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I found this jack and would like to clean it more but don't want to break it. So far I've soaked it in water and was able to pick off a little rust.

bruinvikes 03-30-2017 05:19 PM

Electrolysis?

MattLock 03-30-2017 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by bruinvikes (Post 2752541)
Electrolysis?

I never tried that before. Would something this small survive?

bruinvikes 03-30-2017 05:22 PM

I believe it would, keep your eye on it though. Wait to see what others say before trying it.

MattLock 03-30-2017 05:28 PM

I don't have electroysis set up. Most things have cleaned up pretty well by hand.

bruinvikes 03-30-2017 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by MattLock (Post 2752556)
I don't have electroysis set up. Most things have cleaned up pretty well by hand.

Check out some YouTube videos. It's very easy to set one up. I've got one made from a 5 gallon bucket and I've got one for small stuff (like your jack) made from a plastic peanut butter jar.

Crackerjack 03-30-2017 05:45 PM

I don't think they are particularly valuable...why bother? It's junk. Bin bait. In other words, not worth the bother.

MattLock 03-30-2017 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Crackerjack (Post 2752568)
I don't think they are particularly valuable...why bother? It's junk. Bin bait. In other words, not worth the bother.

I just think it a neat trinket. Doubt I'll dig another.

Crackerjack 03-30-2017 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by MattLock (Post 2752571)
I just think it a neat trinket. Doubt I'll dig another.

Then dunk it in acid, son. Let 'er fizz for awhile, then take it out and dunk it in baking soda water to neutralize it, then rinse it off with some water. That ought to do it for ya. Enjoy yer trinket.

MattLock 04-03-2017 11:23 PM

I think I got it to a point where it looks nice enough now I'll post an "after" picture soon.

eggs 05-28-2017 10:20 AM

Did you ever get an "after" picture of the jack? I just found one and I'd love to see what it looks like cleaned up.

CJ319 06-06-2017 02:57 AM

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Originally Posted by MattLock (Post 2752571)
I just think it a neat trinket. Doubt I'll dig another.

I said the same thing, then dug another a few blocks from my first a week later.

Cordo 06-09-2017 03:40 AM

Evaporust.


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