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Old 10-09-2019, 06:01 PM
jmcohen jmcohen is offline
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Default Re: Tension rods, cleaning, rust, soaking

If you don’t like the idea of running the tension rods through a tap, a gentler method is to use a 1/4” drive socket extension to drive a tension rod partially coated in a cleaner (I use Flitz Polish) through a double layer of terrycloth towel clamped firmly in a vise with rubber faces. Use a cordless drill.

I open the vise a bit, drape the folded towel down between the two vise faces, drip the cleaner along the threads on one side, then clamp the rod in the vise. The terrycloth has a rough enough nap that it gets in between the threads. Run it down and up twice, then unclamp and move to a clean section of the towel, and repeat without adding the cleaner (polish).

Josh

It takes time, but I am usually happy with the results.
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:14 PM
deansdrums59 deansdrums59 is offline
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Default Re: Tension rods, cleaning, rust, soaking

Guys, take a look at this---youtube video showing table molasses working better than evaporust.


Haven't tried it yet myself-but plan to on my next load of rusty chromes.
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:24 AM
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Default Re: Tension rods, cleaning, rust, soaking

From looking at the label, I donít think thatís meant for human consumption.
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:48 PM
jimorlando jimorlando is offline
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Default Re: Tension rods, cleaning, rust, soaking

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Originally Posted by schmegeggie View Post
With water! Think about mixing a sink to do dishes. Use about 4x the amount of Dawn for parts. I go heavy.
What is the magic of dawn versus other dish soap?

I have an old tom bracket that I need to clean up.

Thanks
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