Keeping tools of any sort rust free can be sometimes seen as OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder. I am not that bad honest, having worked in the fields I have and environments where tools can go from one extreme weather condition to another their use and sadly abuse. This isn't just woodworking tools these are spanners, hammers, cold chisels metal working tools in general.
I would have liked to have been the sort of person who buys tools and treats them like surgical implements. I have worked with and know some people like this when they use their own tools. Sadly when it comes to others tools this being more often company or borrowed tools, this care goes out the window. I take the best care I can of what I have.
So what is RUST? Its defined as :-
rustrʌst/nounnoun: rust1.a reddish- or yellowish-brown flaking coating of iron oxide that is formed on iron or steel by oxidation, especially in the presence of moisture."paint protects your car from rust"
- Keep out of Reach of Children and Pets etc.
- Store out of direct sunlight.
- Avoid Prolonged Contact with Skin- Wash skin with Soap and Water after use.
- Wear Safety Goggles - If you get the product in your eyes wash with copious amounts of water. If any adverse symptoms occur seek medical advice.
- If swallowed drink plenty of water. If any adverse symptoms occur seek medical advice.
- Use in a ventilated area.
- Close lid tightly after use.
- Make sure surface is clean of solution before welding.
The Tin Snips above left and the saw below were the worst two items put into the fluid
Below is the Rust Converter mix just after mixing and placing the tools inside.
Note the colour change of the fluid this is approx 20 mins after mixing and placing the first items in.
Below:- the following morning almost 24 hours later a good soaking for the worst of the tools. There is notable flakes of rust on the bottom and the fluid colour has darkened significantly. I had also placed in the fluid a aluminium handled hacksaw.
The converter doesn't harm alloy as can be seen here.
The hacksaw frame after clean up.
The Draw knife.
One side has some serious pitting but light only on the other side. A little touch with a sharpening file will see it soon back at work.
Below the scum left after the 24hr soaking.
This was the worst of the saws a $5 buy, again the scum before cleaning with WD40 and scourer.
However I would not normally choose or recommend that this is done, as water and moisture does reside in the timber and at the surface of the metal. This will promote rust in any circumstances.
Would I recommend this product YES at this point and for the removal it has achieved so far. The fluid is reusable as advised to what extent I have no idea, storage as per above in a plastic container NOT metal.
I will add photos and comments here of the plane and any notable changes of the tools done so far.