I donot know if the folowing procedure would work but might be worth a
try. This would not allow you to have a high from the solvents. So o o.
Some one told me that the expensive automatice transimission fliud had
great cleaners in it. Also, that the fluid is the best lubricant
available. So I had half a can left over, what to do with it. Well part
went into the little plastic push oiler for misc oiling jobs like that
squeaky door that always squeals on me when I am getting something that I
am not to get. The rest I put into a clean used peanut butter plastic jar
with lid, dropped all the rusty lug nut into it. Shook vigerously for
about 2 minutes each day. After about 2 weeks or so, the lug nuts almost
looked new. Gave them to a young fellow who was very happy. I have used
the same stuff for a few other rusted up nuts and bolts. Works great if
you have the time and donot what to spend more than 2 minutes twice a
day. Also, the fluid was bought on sale.
Chris opr VE7HCB
At 11:56 PM 2002-09-18 -0700, Lew wrote:
>A new thing I learned. When you buy a bunch of Rohn sections, if you're
>not going to put the sections together and up soon, push or fish the
>little plastic container that has the nuts and bolts out and put them
>someplace important...like your underwear drawer..
> I procrastinated for a few years in replacing a 40' tower and left
> the hardware in the tower legs. When I pushed them out, it appears that
> the containers were still hermetically intact..but the condensation had
> seriously impacted the hardware with a nasty coat of rust. I shook water
> out of the little containers along with clumps of hardware.
> After some serious action with stiff brushes and hallucinogenic
> solvents, they cleaned up pretty well...so I used them. But it took extra
> time and I still feel a bit small. BTW... keeping this type of
> important hardware in the sock or underwear drawer, you'll receive
> typically a daily reminder that you really need to get the tower up.
> Personal hygiene may dictate the frequency of reminders however...
> 73 and I remain,
> Lew W7EW/W7AT
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