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Eldorado
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03 September 2018 05:02 pm

So I found this old ACME advertising plaque last week which was very rusty,almost unrecognisable.After a bit of googling I decided that soaking in vinegar was the go.Soaked it in vinegar for about 4 days,changing the vinegar twice.It definitely lifted some of the rust
because the liquid turned a very dark brown colour.
BEFORE.
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AFTER 4 DAYS SOAKING
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AND AFTER A HIT WITH A ROTARY TOOL AND A RUB WITH OLIVE OIL.1535954211_image.jpg
This is the best it is going to get I think,at least now you can read what it says "ACME"Polishes Both Sides At Once" Just wondering,does anyone think that a soak in molasses would take it to another level?

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03 September 2018 05:54 pm

It’s cool, very rustic looking. Can’t help thinking of that bloody coyote when I see ACME though.
As I read the post it was going through my head, wonder if he should try molasses hehe.
If you have some handy it might be worth it, make it a conservative soak though, check it’s progress regularly.
The “S” in polishes and “ONCE” look well worn, so it might be a gamble?


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03 September 2018 06:42 pm

Eldorado, nice sign. we use molasses mixed one part molasses to ten parts water in large plastic tank to disolve rust of car panels and bits like early beam axles where stub is seized tight. A fortnight later stubs are free and rust cleaned up. No dangerous acids and just water clean up. Your item would come out rust free, just beware it may leave more deeper pock holes where rust has eaten in further. Also wash of oil first before dunking. Good luck

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03 September 2018 10:39 pm

That came up a treat considering its original condition. thumbsup


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Eldorado
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04 September 2018 12:42 am

AussieChris wrote:

It’s cool, very rustic looking. Can’t help thinking of that bloody coyote when I see ACME though.
As I read the post it was going through my head, wonder if he should try molasses hehe.
If you have some handy it might be worth it, make it a conservative soak though, check it’s progress regularly.
The “S” in polishes and “ONCE” look well worn, so it might be a gamble?

The word "once" is definitely toasted,I might give it a soak in some molasses for a few days,haven't got much to lose.So with the molasses,is the stuff from the supermarket OK to use?

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Ded Driver
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04 September 2018 12:58 am

Eldorado wrote:
AussieChris wrote:

It’s cool, very rustic looking. Can’t help thinking of that bloody coyote when I see ACME though.
As I read the post it was going through my head, wonder if he should try molasses hehe.
If you have some handy it might be worth it, make it a conservative soak though, check it’s progress regularly.
The “S” in polishes and “ONCE” look well worn, so it might be a gamble?

The word "once" is definitely toasted,I might give it a soak in some molasses for a few days,haven't got much to lose.So with the molasses,is the stuff from the supermarket OK to use?

or get molasses from a stockfeeds/horse feed place. but they generally sell it by the bucket. depends how much you're going to use over time.

Last edited by Ded Driver (04 September 2018 12:58 am)


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04 September 2018 07:56 am

Just buy a bottle at any super market. perfect
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Eldorado
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04 September 2018 03:37 pm

I mounted the plaque on a piece of timber and I am happy with how it looks so I will leave it for now.Will definitely get some molasses for any future rusty relics though.Thanks guys for all your advice.
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04 September 2018 05:24 pm

Looks good mate .
Nice find and good clean up.
Well done perfect


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04 September 2018 05:27 pm

You can get blackstrap molassos from most horse /cattle feed shops...I get it in 20ltr drums from my local for $1 per Ltr . perfect


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04 September 2018 05:54 pm

Get some ACME and give it a polish

both sides big_smile

Nice sign and outcome thumbsup

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Sandta
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04 September 2018 09:11 pm

Thats awesome perfect

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04 September 2018 09:56 pm

molasses works but it is very slow . the old engineer that used to own my building in his 90s now used it for years on stuck irrigation pumps and engines on the river bank that he serviced . engines that had not turned over for years were brought back to life with the stuff but a long soak over quite a few weeks i believe was required.i think he watered it down a lot too so that it would penetrate . from memory about 10% mol to 90% water.
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