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GCrites80s
GCrites80s Reader
12/14/17 8:54 p.m.

You expect speed from molasses?

dropstep
dropstep SuperDork
12/14/17 8:59 p.m.

Read about this method on vintage bike forums but went with oxilac acid bath instead. It was faster .

Robbie
Robbie GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
12/14/17 10:25 p.m.

Update for everyone!!!

I have lost about 5 mm of fluid to evaporation. 

And there is some mold starting to form on the surface.

Just thought I'd keep you all in the loop of excitement.

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk UberDork
12/15/17 9:49 a.m.

In reply to Robbie :

I'm assuming the tank doesn't contain pure molasses. How dilute is it?

fanfoy
fanfoy Dork
12/15/17 9:52 a.m.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
12/15/17 10:13 a.m.

You know when you get done you could probably distill (pay your taxes to make it legal) the remains for some holiday cheer. 

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
12/15/17 10:24 a.m.

In reply to Stampie :

Never mind your in Chicago. I doubt it's been warm enough to ferment. Maybe next time make sure it stays warm. 

NOHOME
NOHOME UltimaDork
12/15/17 10:52 a.m.

3 hours muratic acid from TSC

 

 

Robbie
Robbie GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
12/15/17 11:15 a.m.
DeadSkunk said:

In reply to Robbie :

I'm assuming the tank doesn't contain pure molasses. How dilute is it?

No exact measurements, I put about 3 tbsp molasses into a 12 fl oz cup and filled it mostly to the top with warm water.

paranoid_android
paranoid_android UltraDork
12/15/17 11:23 a.m.
NOHOME said:

3 hours muratic acid from TSC

 

 

Does it smell better than vinegar?

NOHOME
NOHOME UltimaDork
12/15/17 11:47 a.m.
paranoid_android said:
NOHOME said:

3 hours muratic acid from TSC

 

 

Does it smell better than vinegar?

I would not put it on my fries! (Canadian thing)

Trackmouse
Trackmouse UltraDork
12/15/17 11:25 p.m.
NOHOME said:
paranoid_android said:
NOHOME said:

3 hours muratic acid from TSC

 

 

Does it smell better than vinegar?

I would not put it on my fries! (Canadian thing)

Ya know, I gotta make up there to canadia someday. You guys are alright. 

44Dwarf
44Dwarf UltraDork
12/16/17 7:22 a.m.

In reply to dropstep :

Oxalic acid does work well too.  GM used to sell it packaged as a Block / Rad cleaner.  Can be hard to find in todays world....Look in the Deck Bleach section of the hardware stores

Sparkydog
Sparkydog New Reader
12/16/17 1:24 p.m.

In reply to NOHOME :

"Never put stuff on your hot dog that you wouldn't put on your fries."

clshore
clshore New Reader
12/16/17 1:55 p.m.

Is that anything like getting POR on your Hootus?

clshore
clshore New Reader
12/16/17 1:59 p.m.

If you can't find Oxalic acid, spinach contains it.

Just immerse your parts in a big vat of chopped spinach.

snailmont5oh
snailmont5oh HalfDork
12/16/17 2:37 p.m.
clshore said:

If you can't find Oxalic acid, spinach contains it.

Just immerse your parts in a big vat of chopped spinach.

Maybe purée the spinach first. 

Knurled.
Knurled. GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/16/17 3:25 p.m.
GCrites80s said:

You expect speed from molasses?

Why not?  People expect instant comprehension from picture icons.  Heiroglyphics, the gold standard of arcane illegibility, is an icon form of writing.

 

 

Knurled.
Knurled. GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/16/17 3:30 p.m.
NOHOME said:

3 hours muratic acid from TSC

 

 

 

Trivia: A salt/vinegar bath creates hydrogen chloride (HCl, aka hydrochloric, aka Muriatic) locally around rust, which is the actual derusting mechanism.

 

I have derusted parts in seconds with Muriatic.  Externally and internally.  (How else do you clean out a rusty fuel rail?)  It's also great for melting bearing material off of a crankshaft after a sieze.  The time it takes to get rid of all of the aluminum/babbitt/whatever is not enough time to hurt the iron.

 

Furious_E
Furious_E GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
12/16/17 4:31 p.m.

I've had the best luck with muriatic acid as well. Buddy of mine was messing around with electrolysis for a while when we were in college and he had very good success with that as well. Im very curious to see how well the molasis works, but don't think I have the patience to try this myself.

RealMiniParker
RealMiniParker UberDork
12/16/17 8:35 p.m.

Before

After 11 days

RealMiniParker
RealMiniParker UberDork
12/16/17 8:35 p.m.

Holy hell! New to imgur. How do I make them smaller?

 

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo GRM+ Memberand Mod Squad
12/16/17 8:42 p.m.

You can adjust the image size in the editor on the forum. I changed the width to 50 for the above.

RealMiniParker
RealMiniParker UberDork
12/16/17 9:36 p.m.

In reply to EastCoastMojo :

It still looks friggin' huge, on my end

 

Robbie
Robbie GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
12/16/17 10:58 p.m.

In reply to RealMiniParker :

That looks awesome!!!

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