Acid cleaning materials, for spokes and suchlike

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Post  ejparrott on Mon 27 Jun 2016, 3:53 am

Question for the UK builders. Noticed a number of times people using Patio Cleaner to remove millscale from the spokes and the like. Great idea, got a few things I could use that for on my current 7.25" build.

Been looking around, we've got Wickes and Screwfix in Rugby, along with Jewsons and Travis'. Found a patio cleaner on the Wickes website that was Hydrogen Chloride based, but the reviews weren't at all positive, so I'm wondering whether that's worth bothering with. Can anyone recommend a solution to use? I've just done some steel fabrications for my rear cylinder covers and they need a clean, bit of a tricky shape to be getting in with files and emery, can't even get a shot blaster at some of it, plus we've only got fine grit at the moment.

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Post  the governer on Mon 27 Jun 2016, 3:31 pm

I've used the patio cleaner (muriatic acid) and for removing the black mill scale deposits, it is absolutely brilliant. I use an old plastic photo developing tray, put enough in to cover parts, and just sloosh it every ten minutes or so, the scale just dissapears.

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Post  ejparrott on Tue 28 Jun 2016, 9:50 am

Thanks Mark, a google of that takes me to B&Q, bit of a trek to them for me though, might try the Wickes Patio Cleaner and see what happens

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