Cleaning old zamac - HobbyTalk
  
HobbyTalk Forum for Diecast Collectors, Modelers, Slot Cars, & Radio Control
Home Forums Photo Album RC TrackFinder Catalog Donation/HobbyTalk Supporter

Welcome to the HobbyTalk forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, view attachments, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us. Forgotten your password? Click here!

NOTE: Once you register and are logged in this welcome section will no longer be visible.

Go Back   HobbyTalk > Die Cast > Diecast Customizing and Dioramas
Register Classifieds Help/TOS Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-19-2012, 08:39 AM
Thorrr Thorrr is offline
Member

My Photos
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oz
Posts: 286
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!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-19-2012, 01:41 PM
Hobie-wan's Avatar
Hobie-wan Hobie-wan is offline
Elder Statesman

My Photos
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,613
Cool tip. Nice cleaned up Super Van base.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-19-2012, 01:48 PM
Liv N Low's Avatar
Liv N Low Liv N Low is offline
Top Dog

My Photos
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 5,473
Now you tell me .... I have been putting mine in acid and come back 10 mins later and its gone ..... Great tip
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-20-2012, 02:03 PM
cajun513 cajun513 is offline
Member

My Photos
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: new orleans
Posts: 467
Oops!

Quote:
Originally Posted by liv n low View Post
now you tell me .... I have been putting mine in acid and come back 10 mins later and its gone ..... Great tip
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Featured Sponsor

You Can Sponsor
A HobbyTalk Forum


HobbyTalk® Sponsors
Diecast
CScollectibles
Collectables Corner
DieCast Alley
Global Diecast Direct
Milezone
Mini-Motors Inc
Scoomer
The Toy Peddler
Toy Car Aution
Models
MegaHobby
Modeler’s Brand
ParaGrafix Modeling Systems
Radio Control
BeachRC.com
B-Fast RC
Dirt Cheap RC
Discount RC Tires
Irrgang Racing Service
Lefthander RC
MaxAmps.com
RCTV Live
SMC Racing
Speedzone
Thunder Racing
Tekin
Trend Times
TQ Racing
Windtunnel Racing
Slot Cars
AFX Racing
Scoomer
Slot Magazine
Sponsored Events

Become a
HobbyTalk® Supporter

Advertise on HobbyTalk®



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:47 AM.
HobbyTalk® is a Registered Trademark of HobbyTalk Ltd.
All other logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owner.
Copyright (c) 1997-2012 HobbyTalk Ltd. No use without permission.