rust on dies

Tim Sharp

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will ultrasound take rust off dies
I use 0000 steel wool with a mix of Turtle Wax Chrome Polish and WD-40. Chuck up a ¼" wood dowel in a drill, wrap with a small amount of steel wool, and carefully polish. Works great and is such a mild abrasive the change to the interior dimensions will be negligible (any polishing will remove some material).

To clean the outside of the die, I simply use the wire wheel on my bench grinder (not sure of thickness of the stands but they are thin wires).
 

emtyhopper

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Evaporust works amazingly well.
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Txhillbilly

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Vinegar and distilled water has always worked great for me removing rust on anything. On dies, I just take them apart and soak them over night and wipe them off. If the rust is on the heavy side, I use a nylon brush and scrub them a little to clean it off.
 

Ardon

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Vinegar and distilled water has always worked great for me removing rust on anything. On dies, I just take them apart and soak them over night and wipe them off. If the rust is on the heavy side, I use a nylon brush and scrub them a little to clean it off.
Please share the proportion of Vinegar to water that you mix up. Thanks
 
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