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#26 claysummers

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Posted 04 September 2021 - 02:45 PM

A few days in 10:1 molasses brought these up nice. They mainly just had light surface rust after citric acid soak. Seems a good way to go. Citric acid up to 7 days, then scrub or gerney and put in molasses a few days. It doesn't t seem to suffer from flash rusting.

The citric does better getting off old enamel, it is quicker, but flash rust is the problem.3a82c7d59734481a1b1218e3f2efe67b.jpg

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Posted 05 September 2021 - 10:43 AM

did the same clay 

then painted with por15 heat proof and put in the bbq for an hour



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Posted 05 September 2021 - 10:48 AM

Think I might get them professionally ceramic coated bat. Looks like chrome, cheaper and doesn't go blue.

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Posted 22 September 2021 - 06:46 PM

Here is how they came out00f8a39db30c89b3d66e3e1ee49053be.jpg31abe8993b5943f5ed2aba52b26118fb.jpg

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Posted 22 September 2021 - 08:00 PM

It wasn't that cheap at $220. What is these days.

Talk about covid tax. Today I got another bag of citric acid crystal. The price has doubled since last time, apparently due to current freight debacle.87a2c54ae2dfe9878c6eeb9cfc96a11c.jpg

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Posted 22 September 2021 - 10:37 PM

Here is how they came out00f8a39db30c89b3d66e3e1ee49053be.jpg31abe8993b5943f5ed2aba52b26118fb.jpg

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Sorry am I reading that right? These are ceramic coated??


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Posted 22 September 2021 - 11:11 PM

Si, correcto.


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Posted 23 September 2021 - 08:25 AM

At least molasses is cheap, $35 for 20 litre tub a couple of months ago. It is getting harder to find in quantity and l got mine from a stock and feed store in country Vic. Evidently cows eat it, no rust in a cow's guts.



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Posted 23 September 2021 - 08:53 AM

Clay they look like they would fit right in on the Priscilla Queen of the Desert bus  :)



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Posted 23 September 2021 - 11:20 AM

Yes they do look a bit "happy"

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Posted 23 September 2021 - 06:20 PM

Si, correcto.


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they do look like chrome


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Posted 23 September 2021 - 07:16 PM

Evidently cows eat it, no rust in a cow's guts.


Cows love it mate. I'm not sure what happens now but in the 70s in Yallourn North while milking they used to have a big block of it to lick. Yummy.

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 10:37 AM

looks sweet Clay 

but after the cast look without the rust



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Posted 24 September 2021 - 12:11 PM

Went for the silver partly for the anti-radiant effect bat. They would be able to do a matte cast I'm fairly sure. Clear not really an option I think due to etch prime needed. Waste of effort if not etch primed first I'd say.

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 12:17 PM

By the way Duane the manager said don't soak in molasses or citric next time. Makes the cast a bit porous and hard to paint. Just give to them and they will blast them.

I suppose you could try just let them get slight flash rust then coat with ranex. Will give them a dark iron phosphate coating. I have another set I might try this on.

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 08:52 PM

https://por15.com/pr...=39607014424743



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Posted 24 September 2021 - 09:33 PM

looks sweet Clay 

but after the cast look without the rust

I've used the Por 15 Cast Iron paint. Looks genuine and has been great for 7 years. One of the best products i've used.

 

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