Oxalic acid

Oxalis acid is used for many things including neutralising rust. I bought a small amount last year to help clean rust stains off the sails which didn’t work very well. 

Here however I used it on the bits of the engine mountings that I salvaged. They were caked in thick loose and flaking rust. 

Three days in a tub of acid and look what happens. Apart from going a rather disgusting green colour the rust has all but disappeared. 

The piece that is still soaking has had one end treated. 

Pretty good and now ready for painting. 

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Anne Marie (aka Mike Stephens)

I am a well traveled, globe-trotting vessel with great lines. I am told I give a comfortable ride for my years. Although a little worn out I am looking forward to getting back onto the water after a full service.

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