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Posted 2 years ago


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Here is a link to this same dish before-

I used the same process on the 1-1/2 inch tap(notice the quarter next to it!(it's a big one!)

Ok, if you want to remove rust from steel(no aluminum or pot metal!!)

step#1- make sure item is free from grease

step#2-find a plastic container with a lid

step#3-fill container with 9 parts water and 1 part FEED MOLASSES!!!(CAN BE BOUGHT VERY CHEAP AT A FEED STORE)

STEP#4 -suspend item in mixture for 1 week

step#5-after 1 week remove item,scrub with a brush,and rinse

step #6-now repeat steps 4 and 5 for another week.

STEP#7 after you rinse it off and you are happy with the rust removal,dry it well,because it will flash rust!

After 2 weeks most items are bare steel,but you can keep putting it back in a week at a time.There is little to no labor(no sandblasting YEAH!!!!!)and doesn't harm the metal.
Enjoy!if you have any questions just ask!
These pieces were ready to paint,clear coat(which is what I did to these 2 pieces),or oil!


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Amazing technique! Thanks for sharing it!
  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    Thank you for posting that tip. I put an enamel cleaning one out two weeks ago trying to inspire other tips and you are the first I've seen! Now gotta find me some rusty steel.
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Fascinating. What could be in molasses that would penetrate rust? Any ideas on the chemical interaction?
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Where's Amber!
    "Removing rust using Molasses uses a process known as Chelating. Without a good, scientific explanation, the process can be described as "Reverse Oxidation", wherein certain acids or chemicals in the molasses solution strip the oxygen from the Iron Oxide, leaving the iron behind. "
  5. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 2 years ago
    homercidal??????????if it dissolves bodies it's homicidal!!!!!!!!Thanks phil moon.vetraio,amber,austro,blunderbuss,and walksoftly
    Thanks amber,I will look your up,I just thought this worked so good I would share it!
    btw,I learned this from a fellow in New Zealand.
  6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    I'm really impressed & trying to think of something rusty I can try it on but don't have a container large enough to dunk my truck.
  7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
    stunning gargoylecollector!!!!
  8. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 2 years ago
    lol blunderbuss,how about a pool!Thanks brat and sean!
  9. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 2 years ago
    Just mixed up a new batch yesterday(old batch was about 2-3 months old)IT LAST'S ABOUT THAT LONG......BUT so far I have spent $2.15, and I have cleaned MANY pieces!
  10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
    your very welcome gargoyle!!! great tips!!!

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