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« Reply #60 on: March 09, 2016, 05:27:48 AM »

For the really bad "green corrosion" I use very fine steel wool wet with WD-40, makes short work of it.
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« Reply #61 on: March 09, 2016, 06:12:48 AM »

For the really bad "green corrosion" I use very fine steel wool wet with WD-40, makes short work of it.

You might want to try a 1/2 hour soak in white vinegar & scrub with an old tooth brush. The vinegar will get into the crevices better & neutralize  the corrosion. Oils will cover the corrosion not neutralize it.
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« Reply #62 on: March 09, 2016, 08:27:26 AM »

For the really bad "green corrosion" I use very fine steel wool wet with WD-40, makes short work of it.

You might want to try a 1/2 hour soak in white vinegar & scrub with an old tooth brush. The vinegar will get into the crevices better & neutralize  the corrosion. Oils will cover the corrosion not neutralize it.

Yep, Rowdy is absolutely right -- plain ole white vinegar -- a gallon is really cheap.

Got to neutralize the Verdigris (Green Corrosion) first -- otherwise it will continue to smolder until there is nothing left -- about 200 years, or so.

If neutralized, the pits will of course still be there -- but that is as far as they will go -- and they will no longer be green. 

I like to use "0000" steel wool afterwards -- then Ted showed us how to use Never-Dull for the finish.

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« Reply #63 on: September 11, 2017, 06:00:35 PM »

Yes every one very interesting topic, and I have learnt a lot, thanks, my question is, I have cleaned an alloy reel plate, that I wish to display, if I coat it with marine grease, it will collect dust esetra, is there any product that I can give it a protective coat with, this is alloy, cheers Don, & thanks.
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« Reply #64 on: September 12, 2017, 01:27:19 AM »

Wipe it over with CorrosionX - the ordinary thin stuff - leave overnight - then polish it Undecided
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