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#1486052 - 09/06/09 03:51 AM RUST - Question about removing rust using vinegar
C.Cherry Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/23/07
Posts: 714
Loc: Indiana
What is the ratio of venegar to water? Thanks in advance.
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#1486055 - 09/06/09 04:58 AM Re: Question about removing rust using vinegar...... [Re: C.Cherry]
IndyChris Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 589
Loc: Loogootee, IN 47 Years Old
I just use it straight. Then rinse well when I pull it out. Chris

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#1486082 - 09/06/09 06:17 AM Re: Question about removing rust using vinegar...... [Re: IndyChris]
Big Joe Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 234
Loc: Stanton Mi.
I put 3 gallons of vinigar in a 5 gallon pail for traps that are real rusty. Put them in and leave them over night. Pull out and rinse the next day. Cleans them off nice.

Happy Trapping, Joe

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#1486129 - 09/06/09 07:36 AM Re: Question about removing rust using vinegar...... [Re: Big Joe]
ATLTrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 1040
Loc: S.E.Iowa 36 yrs
It will take the rust off with very little vinegar.I mixed 1 gallon in 25 gallons of water.Took a few days but they were clean.
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#1486179 - 09/06/09 08:52 AM Re: Question about removing rust using vinegar...... [Re: C.Cherry]
Paul Burkhardt Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 510
Loc: Maryland
A little HCl goes a long way. Great for removing rust and only takes hours instead of days. Of course disposal is always an issue.

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#1486228 - 09/06/09 09:32 AM Re: Question about removing rust using vinegar.... [Re: Paul Burkhardt]
Jonathan Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7698
Loc: Northwestern New York(Elder)
I doubt if there is a universal ratio to fit all - nothing etched in stone. For my use, a 50:50 solution of vinegar to water has been more than adequate with a 2-3 day soaking.

Here is a before and after example of coils that were very rusty before the dunking.

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#1486432 - 09/06/09 01:23 PM Re: Question about removing rust using vinegar.... [Re: Jonathan]
perrydog Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/07/08
Posts: 145
Loc: Alaska
how rusty is too rusty(for dyeing/waxing and the like???)

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#1486505 - 09/06/09 03:13 PM Re: Question about removing rust using vinegar.... [Re: perrydog]
ray12 Offline
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Registered: 01/26/09
Posts: 3007
Loc: Millersburg OH,


Edited by ray12 (09/06/09 03:14 PM)
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#1486513 - 09/06/09 03:34 PM Re: Question about removing rust using vinegar.... [Re: ray12]
WAMjr Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/05/09
Posts: 233
Loc: Kennerdell, PA
i usually use 1 to 1.5 gallons of vinegar and about 2 to 3 gallons of water in a 5 gallon bucket. leave traps sit for about 24 to 48 hours and hose them off at the car wash. makes them look really nice!
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#1486530 - 09/06/09 03:46 PM Re: Question about removing rust using vinegar.... [Re: WAMjr]
tmrschessie Offline



Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7286
Loc: South Central Nebraska age 64
I use 1 gallon of vinegar to 5 gallons or so of water. Here is the link to a post I made on this subject. Works for me. Tom

http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1459836.html#Post1459836


Edited by tmrschessie (09/06/09 03:51 PM)

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#1487174 - 09/07/09 03:58 AM Re: Question about removing rust using vinegar.... [Re: tmrschessie]
C.Cherry Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/23/07
Posts: 714
Loc: Indiana
Thanks for the replies everyone. What is this HCI tha Paul Burkhardt mentioned above? Tom, that link was very helpful. Thanks for sharing the info.
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#1487184 - 09/07/09 05:21 AM Re: Question about removing rust using vinegar.... [Re: C.Cherry]
IndyChris Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 589
Loc: Loogootee, IN 47 Years Old
Only HCl I know of is Hydrochloric Acid. But I don't know anything about using it on traps. Chris

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#1487185 - 09/07/09 05:25 AM Re: Question about removing rust using vinegar.... [Re: IndyChris]
yoteguts Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/29/08
Posts: 2364
Loc: central Illinois
i use 50/50 vinegar and water. Traps are usually done in 24 hours.
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