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Peter Cooper

Hi Chris, I use straight cleaning vinegar and it seems to work well. It does of course depend on the amount of rust though. I try not to leave anything soaking for too long and it is a simple matter of taking it out of the vinegar and giving it a bit of a rub. The important thing is to neutralize after soaking and I simply use water. I haven’t had any problems so far doing it that way. I use my homemade preserving wax to coat everything and stop surface rusting as well. 1 part bees wax, 1 part boiled linseed oil and half a part mineral turpentine.