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Rust removal on NOS parts (7 replies)

Minihaha970
11 years ago
Minihaha970 11 years ago
hawaiianblue
11 years ago
hawaiianblue 11 years ago

Hammerite rust removing dip. Brings them up clean and gives them a nice zinc phosphate type coating too.

Minihaha970
11 years ago
Minihaha970 11 years ago

[QUOTE=hawaiianblue;110035]Hammerite rust removing dip. Brings them up clean and gives them a nice zinc phosphate type coating too.[/QUOTE]

I wondered if Jenolite would do the same?? I have some of that.

Thanks for the tip.:)

Minihaha970
11 years ago
Minihaha970 11 years ago

Have just taken delivery of a quantity of NOS gearbox parts gears etc for the early cars--yes A n B type Cooper & S ones as a job lot. Some are in perfect condition however there are a few gears thats have got damp and the old BMC paper has stuck to the surface with rust.

So does anyone have any suggestions to remove this surface rust and protect the metal to preserve these rare parts for future use?

If anyone is in need of any early gearbox bits let me know, i may now have it.

Cheers Andy

Minihaha970
11 years ago
Minihaha970 11 years ago

[QUOTE=hawaiianblue;110661]I think it's basically the same thing, if i remember Jenolite was a green gel like the hammerite one. The gel is a bit of a pain to use though, involves going back and poking it about with a brush every so often, good for big parts. Smaller parts are better in a dip though, chuck it in and leave over night, rust magically disappears.:D[/QUOTE]

Jenolite i have is pink gel--- Got some solution as well now and was gonna try the dip method you suggested, but thinking now that may eat away at the Moly coating on the syncro areas hmmmmmmmmmmmm:confused:

Dabbing at the rusted bits seems to be working--slowly!!:)

hawaiianblue
11 years ago
hawaiianblue 11 years ago

It might well harm the molly coating, but that's better than rust!
Although it doesn't seem to harm paint or good metal just rust, perhaps email Hammerite and ask their tech dept?

Minihaha970
11 years ago
Minihaha970 11 years ago

The gears are not completely covered in rust--just spots where the BMC paper bag has been damp in storage---mostly they are ok. Now the Jenolite is doing the job and converting the rust back to clean metal am spraying them with WD40 and placing them in a plastic 'locktite' bags to keep the dampness at bay.

So far so good:)

hawaiianblue
11 years ago
hawaiianblue 11 years ago

I think it's basically the same thing, if i remember Jenolite was a green gel like the hammerite one. The gel is a bit of a pain to use though, involves going back and poking it about with a brush every so often, good for big parts. Smaller parts are better in a dip though, chuck it in and leave over night, rust magically disappears.
I suppose you could do the same with a shell, but you would need a swimming pool or something and a lot of cans of dip to mix up.:D

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