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Last week I had to repair a mortar mixer, so I use some muratic acid to clean the concrete off. It took the rust with the concrete. This week I decided to paint my trailer which I built two years ago and never primed, so it was all rusted. I sprayed on a muratic acid and water solution and the metal was cleaned moments later. No wire brushing or sandblasting. It was only surface rust. No, this is not off topic, all jeeps have rusted parts.

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Re: rust painting tip

i help restore old military vehicals and we do hot bath,rinse,oakite #32,rinse,muratic acid ,rinse, dry the metal and spray with extend,prime and paint.the rust does not come back. hope it helps.ranger rick

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What is "oakite#32" and where do you find the product extend? How expensive is it? Thanks.

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] Military vehicles are cool. I helped a buddy restore a Stuart tank that he bought about ten years ago. I got the turret to spin with patience and WD-40. Both Cadillac engines were froze up and we couldn't figure out how to get them out of there so he put an ad in the paper advertising for WWII tank mechanics and several older guys......late sixties......answered the ad and were happy to be working on a tank again. They showed us the easy way to drop the belly pan. That tank had TINY crew had to be UNDER 5'-5" and have a small butt. One of the guys who showed up was with Patton in N. Africa. A Stuart is a light reconissance tank....19 tons. Goes about 45 MPH if you can afford the gas, that is.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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I did the same thing to restore my gas tank. Used metal wash to clean it out. The acid did a great job but my buddy tried it on his 30's something future roadster and it didn't even touch it. Maybe somthing about the steel they used then. ken

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