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o.k, have a wee problem with some mail that got a lil rusty...

having cleaned it up of most of the oil (using suggestions on here) I now see just how much rust is on it. quiet a bit. BUT its only light surface rust...
I had used this new Tec7 rust remover stuff before cleaning the mail, but what it removed wasnt worth talking about... any suggestions? if anyone has any names of particular rust removers that work well, I'd b much appreciative.

(the tec7 stuff I used is supposed to erode rust.. I really didnt see much difference tho tbh)
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Bung it into a bag of sand and stick the bag into a tumble dryer for a couple of hours (with the heat turned right down or off if that's possible)

It'll make a noise like an army of mad robots being beaten to death by bike chain - wielding yobs, but hey, it should grind your maille clean :D
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Should I be worried about what it mite do to the tumble dryer...?
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we use a cement mixer with the paddles removed and some bits of steel strip welded on instead and then put in it a mix of
flint gravel
sand
old nuts and bolts
lumps of iron ore
and anything else we have handy ( the mix depends on what it is we are cleaning / deburring / ageing )
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Pajo wrote:Should I be worried about what it mite do to the tumble dryer...?
that depend on if you value your life :? :lol:
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Well, since the only tumble dryer I would have access to is my nan's... and she's a country Irish woman...

If I could get me hands on a damn cement mixer, 't wud be awesome..... I'll have to have a think on that...
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Do they have unmanned laundrettes in Ireland?

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No, not that I know of... tho, I think other patrons would notice me trying to lift in the mail, and the subsequent noise... lol

turns out tho, my other halfs dad has a cement mixer.. so mite be in business there!
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well hello pajo :) what i do is put it into a bag, like the thick coal bags, of sand and just toss it around for a while. once all the sand is brushed off it i use a wire brush on the remaining bits of rust and just oil it up ;)
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well hello pajo :) what i do is put it into a bag, like the thick coal bags, of sand and just toss it around for a while. once all the sand is brushed off it i use a wire brush on the remaining bits of rust and just oil it up ;)
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depending on the type of maille the paddles may cause damage to it, you would try putting it in a sack with some sand and tying to top up ( you may want to put that in another sack or two as well as this is less likley to damage links )

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yep, thats me plan alrite.. this is good strong heavy mail aswell, so it should be fine. I just gota find me some decent sand, good dry stuff like. I was thinking maybe even kids play sand. But, we shall see what I can find.
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