Customs: Rusty Screws . . . .

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  1. Superquad7

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    . . . . do you guys just take lime remover to yours?
     
  2. Satomiblood

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    I read that soaking them in Coke is another way to remedy the rust.
     
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    depending on the figure no, for my DOTM megatron some are purposely rusted and figures that are old i leave em i dont really have a reason other than the smell of CLR repels me
     
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    Coke, or Pepsi, or Mountain Dew.
     
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    mtn dew or citrus drop work best cause of the high citric acid, not to mention it makes your figures smell nicer than CLR
     
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    I usually just work at 'em, or worst case drill 'em out.

    But I'm both stubborn and brutal :lol 
     
  7. Superquad7

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    I'm just presuming that you guys who are using the sodas are putting the screws in a container/reservoir and soaking them at least overnight (?).
     
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    Yes SQ7, thats what I've heard most people do.

    Has anyone ever stop and thought about how the sodas we consume are also good rust removers? it makes me want to stop drinking it more than I already do.....

    R!
     
  9. Superquad7

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    Yes. My New Year's Resolution was to completely cut out sodas from my diet. Since Jan. 1, I've had eight (8) total.
     
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    Thats damn good! I don't really drink it anymore, but sometimes a Dr. Pepper IS what the DR ordered...... :) 
     
  11. hthrun

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    We get free pop at my office. I don't drink coffee, so I have a Dew every morning...
     
  12. Superquad7

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    I use a Dr. Pepper every once in a while to clean the toilet or the sink. Do that a few times and habits start to get reconsidered :lol 

    +1 for "pop" usage :) 

    Coffee is dirt water. Bleaugh!
     
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    Back when I worked at Microsoft, I used to have at least 2 or 3 sodas a day- because they were free. One Lent I cut out soda and lost 10 lbs within just those 40 days, and I'm a skinny guy to begin with. The carbonation or citric acid isn't what bothers me about soda, it's the high fructose corn syrup.

    Anyway, that kind of brings onto BigBot's question. I don't worry. As it's the CO2 and Citric Acid that eat away at the rust, and both are just fine in our systems (in moderate amounts, naturally), I have no issue.

    Wouldn't have figured soda for a rust remover though. My answer was honestly going to be "grind it off and seal the screwhead with something like modeling cement or Future." Anything to keep oxygen off the metal.
     
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    I went to college in Wisconsin and people would always look at me funny when I ordered a "pop." I was then like, "Oh, yeah, I mean a soda..." :) 
     
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    I try to offset my soda pop consumption by having a Slim Fast for most breakfasts and lunches :) 
     

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