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MalaC 06-11-2013 02:25 PM

Vinegar Bath for Rust removal
 
Hi,

I have been using the vinegar solution bath to eliminate rust and I had a question. Can I reuse the same vinegar bath for another pan or do I have a prepare a fresh vinegar bath ? I have a few more pans to go and didn't want to pour the vinegar down the drain everytime.

Thanks for your help.

Mala

Doug D. 06-11-2013 02:30 PM

Re: Vinegar Bath for Rust removal
 
It should be fine to re-use for as long as it continues to meet your expectations. Personally, I often don't want to use the amount of vinegar-- even at 50/50-- it takes to totally submerge a piece, and instead use a sprayer to apply it full strength, wait 10 minutes, and then scrub/rinse/repeat. I should also note, though, that vinegar is not my primary rust removal solution.

MalaC 06-11-2013 03:29 PM

Re: Vinegar Bath for Rust removal
 
Thanks Doug. :)

Will you please tell me what is your preference for Rust removal ?

Doug D. 06-11-2013 03:33 PM

Re: Vinegar Bath for Rust removal
 
Electrolysis for rust, lye for everything else.

MalaC 06-11-2013 03:42 PM

Re: Vinegar Bath for Rust removal
 
Thanks again. I thought so.

Have a good day ahead.

Ash Nelson 06-12-2013 10:01 PM

Re: Vinegar Bath for Rust removal
 
If you were to have a piece that needs both crud and rust removal, would you do the lye bath first?

Doug D. 06-12-2013 11:36 PM

Re: Vinegar Bath for Rust removal
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ash_Nelson
If you were to have a piece that needs both crud and rust removal, would you do the lye bath first?

Yes. Although, more often than not, it's usually one or the other. A good layer of crud keeps rust at bay pretty well.

JeanC 08-28-2013 07:38 PM

Re: Vinegar Bath for Rust removal
 
You sure can reuse it. I do for quite some time. The last batch cleaned maybe thirty pans.


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