Cleaning Wheels with Acid

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    pishta I know I'm right....

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    Rims On Acid.....

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      Good how to.

      I use muratic acid/water 50:50 mix often on smaller parts. Don't put any Pot Metal in it though. Don't ask how I know...
      Molasses/water 1:10 mix works without harming metal. Molasses from the local Co-Op mixed with water in a 55 gal drum. Takes a lot longer but I put lots of parts through it and leave them in for weeks sometimes.
      There are some YouTube videos of guys putting whole car fenders in molasses/water, even whole old steel car bodies in it. YouTube is where I found it.
       
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      DAMN buddy those look GREAT
       
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      diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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      I wonder if this would take some of the shine off my brand new rear wheels?
       
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      plain old vinegar will remove rust, it's slow
      but cheap. the parts need to be submerged
       
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      That's amazing. When I saw the thread title I thought maybe it was another "DONK" thread LOL

      "Submit article: How to ruin a Classic Mopar in 4 easy steps"

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        Vinegar will also remove metal as quickly as it does the rust.I tried it once and it turned a bunch of rusty bolts into a bunch of scrap metal after it ate all the treads off.Now I only use molasses and no issues even if I leave the parts submerged for weeks.
        Another handy tip for using molasses...if the mix is cold (like mine now is as I keep it outside due to the smell) it works very slowly but warming it up to around 70F with a cheap fish tank heater will make it work much faster.
         
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          i must stress that you need to neutralize the newly dipped items to a baking soda/water bath or some other Ph basic neutralizer, let dry and coat with something. Evaporust, Primer, Rutoleum, paint, etc. The bare metal will just be a flash rust time bomb. Evaporust can be left on for storage.
           
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