RC10LSO that I couldn't pass up

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Re: RC10LSO that I couldn't pass up

Post by GeneralZod » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:22 pm

Kept them soaking for several days. I didn't want to leave in too long for fear of degrading the parts or causing them to chalk. They look white enough to me. Then soaked them twice with water only in the sun to leach out remaining peroxide. Cleaning up the bumper in peroxide now and see if it works on it as well.
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Re: RC10LSO that I couldn't pass up

Post by GeneralZod » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:30 am

Most of the screws had quite a bit of rust on them. I thought, why not try to save them too! After soaking them for a week in liquid wrench, they were still covered in rust. So I went to plan B and soaked them in white vinegar for 5 hours. That certainly did the trick! The rust came off without any scrubbing. The little cup you see is what they were bathing in. Rust-B-Gone!
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Re: RC10LSO that I couldn't pass up

Post by NomadRacer » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:57 am

Great trick with the vinegar!
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Re: RC10LSO that I couldn't pass up

Post by matt1ptkn » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:47 am

Vinegar? Is it really just that simple? Is the bath in Liquid Wrench necessary beforehand? I'm always removing or finding rusty hardware on used RCs or parts lots. I hate throwing them away because they are mechanically functional, just an eye sore. I still need to pick up some gun metal blue stuff, too.
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Re: RC10LSO that I couldn't pass up

Post by NomadRacer » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:47 am

I've had great success with this cold gun blue ... https://vansgunblue.com/
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Re: RC10LSO that I couldn't pass up

Post by GeneralZod » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:30 pm

matt1ptkn wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:47 am
Vinegar? Is it really just that simple? Is the bath in Liquid Wrench necessary beforehand?
Yes, soaking them in 100% white vinegar dissolves the rust. I thought the liquid wrench would have taken off all the rust but didn't. It did help with the removal of the screws but simply wasn't strong enough to react with the rust. The vinegar will take it off, you can even see the chemical reaction taking place even only 10 min into the soak. It's something I have used in the past for rust removal for classic car restorations. I recommend checking the parts frequently, as you don't want to leave them in the vinegar for days on end. Experiment 1st on a few to gauge how long to let them soak and see how they turn out before dumping the whole set into the cup. Then rinse with rubbing alcohol to remove the remaining vinegar and coat them in a light machine oil if desired. I live in a dry region so the oil step is usually not needed. The gun metal stuff would be good to use to bring back the black color to the screws after the alcohol bath. In my case, it wasn't needed. :P

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Re: RC10LSO that I couldn't pass up

Post by matt1ptkn » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:27 am

Great info. Thank you!
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