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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-19-2012, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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Cleaning old zamac

Here is what I do....

take an old base...

Put it in a jar of white vinegar for 30 minutes...

Brush with a brass wire brush...

... and get a clean base.

When in the vinegar, bubbles will form on the surface of the zamac as the corrosion is eaten up, in severe cases, leaving a scummy film covering it when removed from the vinegar.
... and vinegar is safe enouth to put on your food!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-19-2012, 01:41 PM
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Cool tip. Nice cleaned up Super Van base.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-19-2012, 01:48 PM
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Now you tell me .... I have been putting mine in acid and come back 10 mins later and its gone ..... Great tip
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-20-2012, 02:03 PM
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now you tell me .... I have been putting mine in acid and come back 10 mins later and its gone ..... Great tip
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