Lemon Juice & Baking Soda Rust Removal Fail // DIY Tool Restoration



I bought this Taylor clamp off eBay for $21.95 with the intent of using a new method to remove the rust from it and restore it to its former glory….and that failed. It did pretty much nothing. I take that back…it made my office smell like lemons. Based on my results I will never use this method to remove rust from a tool again. Complete waste of time IMO. PS sorry about the ad…got dinged with using the MacGyver theme BUT well worth it IMO.
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Voiceover 1
I wanted to try a different method at removing rust from an old tool. I figured I might as well try restoring another old clamp to its former glory and have a little fun doing so. Enjoy.

Voiceover 2
After 45 minutes of scrubbing with a brush I was left with this. Honestly not what I was expecting to see. Perhaps I didn’t leave the paste on long enough or maybe this method isn’t good for heavier rusted items. This was my first attempt at using this method to remove rust and based on my results this will probably be my last as well. One thing is for certain…if I don’t show a restored clamp in this video I may have a few disappointed viewers so with that being said…

Voiceover 3
My intention for this was not to show you the same method of rust removal as a previous video but with the lemon juice and baking soda failing me well I had to resort to it. Using citric acid was a lot quicker, took a lot less effort on my part to remove the rust and the results speak for themselves as you can see. Now there is some pitting and discoloration on the clamp still but lets be honest this clamp is at least if not more than 100 years old and I like the character it brings to the clamp. So on that note I hope you enjoyed this weeks video. If you haven’t already I’d like to invite you to subscribe to my channel. Also if you have any comments or questions about this video please feel free to leave those below and I will address them when I can. As always thanks for watching and until next time…take care and have a good one.
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Read more about this process here:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Removing-Rust-with-Citric-Acid/
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What I used

Citric Acid – Menards
https://www.menards.com/main/grocery-housewares-pet/canning-supplies/mrs-wages-reg-citric-acid-5-oz/p-1444451344428.htm

Baking Soda – Walmart
https://www.walmart.com/ip/ARM-HAMMER/10291027

Mineral Oil – Walmart
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Equate-Mineral-Oil-Intestinal-Lubricant-16-Oz/44807472

Brushes – Harbor Freight
https://www.harborfreight.com/6-piece-detail-brush-set-93610.html
https://www.harborfreight.com/6-pc-detail-brush-set-69526.html
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“MacGyver Theme – Season 2“
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“Bensound – Tenderness“
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“Universal“
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Severe Tire Damage – High Quality“
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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