Oxalic Acid Bathing

Discussion in 'Project Rides' started by pedalpower17, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Oct 25, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Does anyone have experience with this treatment on small non-painted and non-chrome parts, such as fender braces, spokes, brake arms, nuts & bolts?

    What if anything, should be done to these parts after treatment?
     
  2. #2 Posted Oct 25, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I wash them off immediately after removal with clean water and a rag. There is a white film that forms on the parts. It's comes off easy.

    Chad
     
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  3. #3 Posted Oct 25, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    Wash them with soap and water. After thoroughly drying I use a light coat of Johnson's Paste Wax to protect the part. I do the same for painted parts. I have been told that if you get too strong of a solution it may cause some cad parts to turn black so you may want to experiment on a similar part first. V/r Shawn
     
  4. #4 Posted Nov 1, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I got some of the acid on the way from Amazon, what is the best mix ratio for painted/rusty parts?
     
  5. #5 Posted Nov 4, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    #5 Boris, Nov 4, 2017
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    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    I use one tablespoon per gallon.
     
  7. #7 Posted Jan 20, 2018 at 6:36 AM

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I’m going to try this on my next resurrection project. I can’t believe the results guys have with this method.
     
  8. #8 Posted Jan 20, 2018 at 6:49 AM

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I've had excellent results on frames, where it brought the paint back to life. With spokes & fender braces, I've not had any worthwhile results.
     
  9. #9 Posted Jan 20, 2018 at 10:26 AM

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Use two tablespoons per one gallon of hot water.
    After rust removal, soak in baking soda solution. This neutralizes the acid, especially under hard to reach parts....
     
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