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StinKy
What a beautiful day here today!! Tom, I was outside with the muriatic today and it works well. I layered 4 paper towels over the rusted areas and soaked them with the acid. About 1/2 hr later I removed the towels and rinsed off. Had the pitts left by the rust but the rust was gone. What a work saver! Peter, all I could find locally was Rustoleun Rust Reformer (7Bucks for 8 oz.) It's on the hood now. All the little rust specs have turned black. Have to wait 3 days before any spray paint goes on, but will final sand then prime then use filler and sand again. At least I think I've deactivated the rust now. Hoooweeee, little tractor, lotsa work!! Hope I can get it done in time for Brookland this year. Dick

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Kent
I think Rustoleum bought out the old Wynn's Extend product and markets it under the Rust Reformer name, unless I'm mistaken... the same with Naval Jelly rust remover.

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powermax_paul
I think most of these products contain a mild solution of phosphoric acid along with a zinc salt that converts the oxidized iron and leaves a zinc phosphate coating. I use a product called "Oxysolv" made by Eastwood automotive products. Paul[A href='www.eastwoodco.com']www.eastwoodco.com[/a]

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JonetteP
Hi Dick, be sure to use a solution of baking soda after you have rinsed your hood. The acid does not break down with just water usually. The soda nuetralizes the remaining acid that is trapped in the metal. If you notice that the hood has a yellowish to rust color, the acid is not netralized. Apply the baking soda mixed with water. If it bubbles on the areas treated with acid, the acid was not nuetralized. Do Not get soda near any type of acid. It can cause serious and violent reactions. Good luck in all of your restorations. Neal Pierce

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Kent
Thanks for the clarification, Roy. I checked and it was the Naval Jelly products that now have the Rustoleum name. I knew the Extend product had changed "owners" I just wasn't sure who it was without going to the barn to look....

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