I would not use evaporust for the reflector. I have seen where it seeps in under any imperfection and ruins the reflectiveness. I have had good luck using a product called Scratch Doctor, in an orange bottle. It is a super fine polishing compound, gentler than Turtle Wax polishing compound, etc. Use a super soft rag and go very easy with it.Will the Evaporust harm the reflective lens?
Good idea! I usta' have a spare beater reflective lens that I coulda' done this with, but said, "I'll never need this", and got rid of it.I wonder if you could coat the mirror with petroleum jelly or bike grease to limit the amount of exposure of the rust eater... Then you could wipe the stuff off the mirror and use soap to break it down then polish it up. It would be an experiment, but just a thought.
Yes, isn't that always the case right when you get rid of something..."I'll never need this", and got rid of it.
if it does go 2 the hobby shop and get a sheet of chrome foil and recover it,chrome foil is used to add chrome to model car trimYes, isn't that always the case right when you get rid of something...
If you do it, make sure it's a thick layer. In using OA it still seems to have a "degreasing" effect and breaks down old grease some, but not fully. I assume evaporust is similar. The only other stuff I have used was WD40's version of evaporust. If you left the metal in there for too long it starts turning it black, which scrubs off mostly. So the thicker the better, so it doesn't break it down or penetrate into it.