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paulbarrette
Hi
I have an m4 with case surface rust on the inside and a bit in the bottom.  Will there citric acid truck work without stripping of the paint?
I also want to derust the burner and grate.

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Pb
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Paul Barrette
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TwoCanoes
I've used warm citric acid on burners and grates.  I've used boiling citric acid to remove paint.  I wouldn't use it where I wanted to preserve the paint, but someone with more experience may have a better opinion.
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Chucker
On those areas that only need a little rust removed I use 0000 fine steel wool and Denatured Alcohol. You can use a larger size to start but you'll want to finish with the 0000.

Once its removed just wipe with a cloth or paper towel and hit with fresh paint. Hit it with primer if you'd like as well. 

Rust left to it's own devices begets more rust and the obvious ending is all rust, no metal. 
Chuck
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paulbarrette
TwoCanoes wrote:
I've used warm citric acid on burners and grates.  I've used boiling citric acid to remove paint.  I wouldn't use it where I wanted to preserve the paint, but someone with more experience may have a better opinion.


Ok, it will stop the paint, do not a good option ii want to keep it.  Definitely the burners and grate though.

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Pb
Paul Barrette
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paulbarrette
Zulu Kono wrote:
Here's what I do, which is probably different from what everybody else does.
I don't spend time de-rusting stuff, I've got waaay too many other things to do.
If I have a rusty or beat up stove, it's a user that I cook on and take camping.
When I find 'em in really nice condition, and I have several of those,
I don't use 'em for cooking or camping, I just light 'em up once in a while.


I was planning to derust and then clear coat keeping the nice rich old green and paint the burners silver.  I will use it camping, but don't want a lot of rust falling off.  I don't mind taking the time to restore it though.  I am kind of on the fence.

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Pb
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paulbarrette
Chucker wrote:
On those areas that only need a little rust removed I use 0000 fine steel wool and Denatured Alcohol. You can use a larger size to start but you'll want to finish with the 0000.

Once its removed just wipe with a cloth or paper towel and hit with fresh paint. Hit it with primer if you'd like as well. 

Rust left to it's own devices begets more rust and the obvious ending is all rust, no metal. 


Good points.  If I start scrubbing it probably makes sense to paint.

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Pb
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