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Anyone Use Evapo-Rust?

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A former band mate picked up an extremely neglected MIJ kit a while back and asked me if I could get it back in shape. Man, this thing is rough! I told him it's not worth much but I couldn't tell him no.

So much rust on much of the metal. I got the tension rods looking almost new and with the exception of pitting most of the other hardware looks 10x better. But the hoops are going to be hell, I fear. I haven't used Evapo-Rust in any of the rehabs I've done. Would that be a good solution for the hoops? If so, what about the bass drum hoops? They have BDP inlay. Would the Evapo-Rust ruin the inlay?

Thanks in advance.

P.S. - no logos or badges on these. The kit (20/13/13) did not come with a floor tom. If anyone has a loner MIJ BDP floor tom you'd like to move let me know.
 

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I use it on old tools and stuff like that, but it tends to replace pitting etc. with black marks. It does get rid of 100% of the rust if you submerge the trouble spots, but I've never tried to buff out what it replaced the terrible rust spots with.
 

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I use evaporust in an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner to do all of my small parts (rods, washers, screws, knobs, etc.). Larger parts get aluminum foil + hot water. For really rusty big parts, I'll soak paper towels in evaporust and kind of "papier-mache" over the part with the paper towels.
 

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I’ve been using Rust Oleum Rust Dissolver in gel form as it clings to the metal. I tape off the inlay with painters tape. If really bad I use a fine wire wheel 1st.(sometimes just 0000 steel wool. I know, lots of discussion about using it but use what works for you)After the Rust Dissolver good rinse and the it gets bath in Dawn Detergent. After that I follow with White Diamond Metal Polish followed by Carnuba wax. As mentioned above it can leave you w/‘black spots.’
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I’ve been using Rust Oleum Rust Dissolver in gel form as it clings to the metal. I tape off the inlay with painters tape. If really bad I use a fine wire wheel 1st.(sometimes just 0000 steel wool. I know, lots of discussion about using it but use what works for you)After the Rust Dissolver good rinse and the it gets bath in Dawn Detergent. After that I follow with White Diamond Metal Polish followed by Carnuba wax. As mentioned above it can leave you w/‘black spots.’
Some pics of before afters.

Thanks Rust...I mean Russ! Great results! I'd love to be able to do this without removing the inlay. This procedure is probably a better option over soaking since I don't know if soaking will damage the inlay.
 
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I would be careful with Rust Oleum Rust Dissolver I had it eat through an entire set of lugs for a RB 20 and 16.

However, I did have great success with Evapo-Rust.

First 2 pics are from Rust Dissolver

The others are the stuff I used Evapo-Rust on
 

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If you look at pic #5 you can see the ruined lugs in the bottom left. See the difference between the shine of the evapo rust vs the rust dissolver
 

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Be careful using Evapo-rust…

I find if you leave it on too long..it leaves a grey pallor to the parts…

I check it every 15-30 minutes while using it…
This was my experience with Rust Dissolver it left the parts grey but also ate through the metal.

I left the other parts in Evapo-Rust over night and they were fine.

Either way, be careful and check in on parts periodically
 

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Be careful using Evapo-rust…

I find if you leave it on too long..it leaves a grey pallor to the parts…

I check it every 15-30 minutes while using it…
I admit, I haven't been too careful using it as I use it mainly for cleaning rusty estate sale tools or ancient car parts.
 

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I would be careful with Rust Oleum Rust Dissolver I had it eat through an entire set of lugs for a RB 20 and 16.

However, I did have great success with Evapo-Rust.

First 2 pics are from Rust Dissolver

The others are the stuff I used Evapo-Rust on
Sorry that happened.
When I use this product(used to use A Must for Rust but like this and gel form better)I never do a long soak. I also use a brush to help it along and then a real good rinse then bath. As always best to test a small area etc.
 

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Thanks Rust...I mean Russ! Great results! I'd love to be able to do this without removing the inlay. This procedure is probably a better option over soaking since I don't know if soaking will damage the inlay.
Ha!
Prep is time consuming but part of the deal if you want to do it right. As I replied to Esoteric drums, I never do a long soak. There can be a point of no return. Thankfully I have used this process for years(originally using method restoring vintage pinball machines)without incident. Use caution, take your time, and hopefully you get the results you want. Enjoy!
 


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