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    Default Rusty old used plates

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    I just bought some used rusty plates. Anybody know how to get the rust off of them. I soaked one plate overnight in Pepsi - but that didnt really work. Any ideas?

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    Blast them off.

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    With a power washer?

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    Not sure if that would work. Maybe.

    I was thinking media blasting (sand/bead whatever). You can hire them but it might make a mess. Otherwise most shops have a booth that you can just stick the plate in and probably only take about 5-10 minutes a plate.

    If a power washer can do it, that might be easiest to just hire one. I'd ask about that one.

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    Are the car wash power washers as strong as the commercial ones?

    Somehow, I doubt it.

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    A car power washer is NOT going to get rust off.

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    Yeah, didn't think so.

    What about the rust remover stuff that you can buy from hardware stores like Lowe's?

    Also, i'm wondering if the weight of the plates won't be off a bit after the rust is removed. Seems like it would.

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    Try this http://www.krudkutter.com/mustrust.asp I bought a bottle the other day at Home Depot on sale for @ $5. Works very well.

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    I posted this by accident on Training Logs. Thatnks for the krudkutter advice- ill check it.

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    Naval jelly works great.

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