What liquid would clean off rust/oil deposits etc?

What liquid would clean off rust/oil deposits etc?

Dougal
Dougal

April 12th, 2017, 6:42 pm #1

Hi

What could I buy from ebay that would help me bring steel and nickel plated steel back up to nice looking condition, to remove the odd rust spot and stubborn oily smears from lubricant mixing with a wax coating? I rub and rub but the multi-color oil stain just stays there. I tried isopropanol but no help.
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April 12th, 2017, 8:00 pm #2

Maybe soak them in WD-40?
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Dougal
Dougal

April 12th, 2017, 8:05 pm #3

Hi

What could I buy from ebay that would help me bring steel and nickel plated steel back up to nice looking condition, to remove the odd rust spot and stubborn oily smears from lubricant mixing with a wax coating? I rub and rub but the multi-color oil stain just stays there. I tried isopropanol but no help.
I worry doing this. People say using WD40 on handcuffs is not good, or on any lock you care about. I thought about this but I worry. I think there must be some kind of metal cleaner or something but when I search I find brushes :|
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Anonymous
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April 12th, 2017, 8:31 pm #4

Hi

What could I buy from ebay that would help me bring steel and nickel plated steel back up to nice looking condition, to remove the odd rust spot and stubborn oily smears from lubricant mixing with a wax coating? I rub and rub but the multi-color oil stain just stays there. I tried isopropanol but no help.
I use Break Free® CLP® cleaner available at most gun stores, and Brake Cleaner which is available from any auto parts store. I prefer not to use WD40, unless the cuffs have been submerged in water ........ My two cents!


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April 12th, 2017, 8:47 pm #5

Hi

What could I buy from ebay that would help me bring steel and nickel plated steel back up to nice looking condition, to remove the odd rust spot and stubborn oily smears from lubricant mixing with a wax coating? I rub and rub but the multi-color oil stain just stays there. I tried isopropanol but no help.
Brake cleaner will remove most things oil related. As for wd its ok as long as you oil after as it will leave the surface dry with no protection
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Dougal
Dougal

April 12th, 2017, 10:04 pm #6

Hi

What could I buy from ebay that would help me bring steel and nickel plated steel back up to nice looking condition, to remove the odd rust spot and stubborn oily smears from lubricant mixing with a wax coating? I rub and rub but the multi-color oil stain just stays there. I tried isopropanol but no help.
Thank you, both of you.

So break cleaner seems to be one that comes recommended.

Anonymous, what about them being submerged in water makes you want to use WD40 on them that otherwise you would not? What is the benefit/con? I have just ordered some second hand hiatt chain handcuffs and the person agreed to find me a good pair but I will want to wash them with water and then isopropanol before I oil them to protect them. This is aside from my original message because of the cuffs I have with oil stains on them (which I think is stuck in the wax coating I have on them). So do you think I should use WD40 on them after I have washed them in water for some reason before I go oiling them?
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Dougal
Dougal

April 12th, 2017, 10:08 pm #7

Hi

What could I buy from ebay that would help me bring steel and nickel plated steel back up to nice looking condition, to remove the odd rust spot and stubborn oily smears from lubricant mixing with a wax coating? I rub and rub but the multi-color oil stain just stays there. I tried isopropanol but no help.
Also, is this break cleaner ok?http://www.bhl.co.uk/pma-brake-and-clut ... 600ml.html
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Dougal
Dougal

April 16th, 2017, 9:34 pm #8

Hi

What could I buy from ebay that would help me bring steel and nickel plated steel back up to nice looking condition, to remove the odd rust spot and stubborn oily smears from lubricant mixing with a wax coating? I rub and rub but the multi-color oil stain just stays there. I tried isopropanol but no help.
it helped a little but some parts remain multicolour oil stain. I worry the stain is under a wax polish coating. What would I need to remove the wax coating?
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not rocket science
not rocket science

April 16th, 2017, 11:51 pm #9

Hi

What could I buy from ebay that would help me bring steel and nickel plated steel back up to nice looking condition, to remove the odd rust spot and stubborn oily smears from lubricant mixing with a wax coating? I rub and rub but the multi-color oil stain just stays there. I tried isopropanol but no help.
wash them in boiling water to remove wax. then soak them in WD-40 or acetone to remove water.(for an hour of 2) Dry and then oil. easy. not rocket science and you don't need special brand and targeted advertised product (thats all BS)
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1003
1003

April 19th, 2017, 5:39 pm #10

Hi

What could I buy from ebay that would help me bring steel and nickel plated steel back up to nice looking condition, to remove the odd rust spot and stubborn oily smears from lubricant mixing with a wax coating? I rub and rub but the multi-color oil stain just stays there. I tried isopropanol but no help.
wd40 is worth no good at all in a mechanism. very bad advices to put wd40 in these mechanism. if You listen to that advices you will be wrong. in my country we have a saying. if you follow a lost horse you end up everywhere you wish not to be.
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