First thing, the usual disclaimer;
I am not affiliated in any way with these people and I don’t get nuttin’ for doing this, blah, blah, blah.
I bought a gallon of this stuff at Harbor Freight at least a month ago for right around $20.00 and it’s been sitting on a shelf ever since.
It’s not like I have a dearth of rusty crap laying around that I could use it on but you know, it’s that time thing.
As a matter of fact, I could really use, like a 55 gallon drum of it!
Pretty spendy for that much of it though.
Anyway, I was messing around with the carburetors and gas tanks on these little Briggs and Stratton engines over the weekend and one of the gas tanks was pretty nasty inside. I figured What The Hell and clamped it in my vise by the mounting strap and tweaked it a bit so I could fill it up as much as possible Sunday evening and dumped a bunch of that stuff in there.
Boy howdy, it didn’t take long and I could see stuff swirling around inside.
You can see for yourself how rusty it was in that picture on the right.
Of course me being me, I forgot all about it until about a half hour ago, right in the middle of my second cup of coffee.
I better go check on that thing!
So I traipsed on into the garage, flipped on the light and peered inside to take a look-see.
One of the best things about this EvapORust stuff is that it is reusable, besides being non toxic, Biodegradable and it doesn’t stink. No odor, that I could detect with my sniffer anyway.
It’s just a clear liquid.
So I snagged up a small funnel and dumped the stuff right back in the jug. Then I took the tank out of the vise and took it in the bathroom and rinsed it out in the sink with hot water.
Why no, the Wifely Unit isn’t home at the moment, why do you ask?
Anyways, there was all kinds of little rust particles come out but they were small enough that they just went right down the drain.
Non toxic and Biodegradable, remember?
After I finished rinsing it out with the water, I shot a whole bunch of WD-40
in it and swished that around.
Water Displacement, Recipe #40, right?
Then I stuffed a clean rag in there and used a small screwdriver to try and get back into the corners to dry it out..
There is this weird, almost Phosphorescent Green color left inside in places, I have no idea what that is about but I was flat out amazed at how well it turned out.
This is right after I rinsed it out.
Here is a Before an After shot.
Pretty damn impressive for something that doesn’t stink, isn’t caustic or corrosive, is Biodegradable and best of all, is reusable, I’d say.
I’m going to give this Two Thumbs Up and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this stuff.
My only issue with it is that I need a hell of a lot more of it now.
I haz stuff and it be rusty man.