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GCrites80s
GCrites80s Reader
12/14/17 8:54 p.m.

You expect speed from molasses?

dropstep
dropstep SuperDork
12/14/17 8:59 p.m.

Read about this method on vintage bike forums but went with oxilac acid bath instead. It was faster .

Robbie
Robbie PowerDork
12/14/17 10:25 p.m.

Update for everyone!!!

I have lost about 5 mm of fluid to evaporation. 

And there is some mold starting to form on the surface.

Just thought I'd keep you all in the loop of excitement.

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk UberDork
12/15/17 9:49 a.m.

In reply to Robbie :

I'm assuming the tank doesn't contain pure molasses. How dilute is it?

fanfoy
fanfoy Dork
12/15/17 9:52 a.m.

Stampie
Stampie UltraDork
12/15/17 10:13 a.m.

You know when you get done you could probably distill (pay your taxes to make it legal) the remains for some holiday cheer. 

Stampie
Stampie UltraDork
12/15/17 10:24 a.m.

In reply to Stampie :

Never mind your in Chicago. I doubt it's been warm enough to ferment. Maybe next time make sure it stays warm. 

NOHOME
NOHOME UltimaDork
12/15/17 10:52 a.m.

3 hours muratic acid from TSC

 

 

Robbie
Robbie PowerDork
12/15/17 11:15 a.m.
DeadSkunk said:

In reply to Robbie :

I'm assuming the tank doesn't contain pure molasses. How dilute is it?

No exact measurements, I put about 3 tbsp molasses into a 12 fl oz cup and filled it mostly to the top with warm water.

paranoid_android
paranoid_android UltraDork
12/15/17 11:23 a.m.
NOHOME said:

3 hours muratic acid from TSC

 

 

Does it smell better than vinegar?

NOHOME
NOHOME UltimaDork
12/15/17 11:47 a.m.
paranoid_android said:
NOHOME said:

3 hours muratic acid from TSC

 

 

Does it smell better than vinegar?

I would not put it on my fries! (Canadian thing)

Trackmouse
Trackmouse UltraDork
12/15/17 11:25 p.m.
NOHOME said:
paranoid_android said:
NOHOME said:

3 hours muratic acid from TSC

 

 

Does it smell better than vinegar?

I would not put it on my fries! (Canadian thing)

Ya know, I gotta make up there to canadia someday. You guys are alright. 

44Dwarf
44Dwarf UltraDork
12/16/17 7:22 a.m.

In reply to dropstep :

Oxalic acid does work well too.  GM used to sell it packaged as a Block / Rad cleaner.  Can be hard to find in todays world....Look in the Deck Bleach section of the hardware stores

Sparkydog
Sparkydog New Reader
12/16/17 1:24 p.m.

In reply to NOHOME :

"Never put stuff on your hot dog that you wouldn't put on your fries."

clshore
clshore New Reader
12/16/17 1:55 p.m.

Is that anything like getting POR on your Hootus?

clshore
clshore New Reader
12/16/17 1:59 p.m.

If you can't find Oxalic acid, spinach contains it.

Just immerse your parts in a big vat of chopped spinach.

snailmont5oh
snailmont5oh HalfDork
12/16/17 2:37 p.m.
clshore said:

If you can't find Oxalic acid, spinach contains it.

Just immerse your parts in a big vat of chopped spinach.

Maybe purée the spinach first. 

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
12/16/17 3:25 p.m.
GCrites80s said:

You expect speed from molasses?

Why not?  People expect instant comprehension from picture icons.  Heiroglyphics, the gold standard of arcane illegibility, is an icon form of writing.

 

 

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
12/16/17 3:30 p.m.
NOHOME said:

3 hours muratic acid from TSC

 

 

 

Trivia: A salt/vinegar bath creates hydrogen chloride (HCl, aka hydrochloric, aka Muriatic) locally around rust, which is the actual derusting mechanism.

 

I have derusted parts in seconds with Muriatic.  Externally and internally.  (How else do you clean out a rusty fuel rail?)  It's also great for melting bearing material off of a crankshaft after a sieze.  The time it takes to get rid of all of the aluminum/babbitt/whatever is not enough time to hurt the iron.

 

Furious_E
Furious_E SuperDork
12/16/17 4:31 p.m.

I've had the best luck with muriatic acid as well. Buddy of mine was messing around with electrolysis for a while when we were in college and he had very good success with that as well. Im very curious to see how well the molasis works, but don't think I have the patience to try this myself.

RealMiniParker
RealMiniParker UberDork
12/16/17 8:35 p.m.

Before

After 11 days

RealMiniParker
RealMiniParker UberDork
12/16/17 8:35 p.m.

Holy hell! New to imgur. How do I make them smaller?

 

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
12/16/17 8:42 p.m.

You can adjust the image size in the editor on the forum. I changed the width to 50 for the above.

RealMiniParker
RealMiniParker UberDork
12/16/17 9:36 p.m.

In reply to EastCoastMojo :

It still looks friggin' huge, on my end

 

Robbie
Robbie PowerDork
12/16/17 10:58 p.m.

In reply to RealMiniParker :

That looks awesome!!!

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