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liberon wood bleacher

philcubedphilcubed Posts: 260
edited August 2015 in Vintage bikes forum
Hi, does anyone know the oxalic acid content of Liberon Wood Bleacher? I have bought some to have a go at removing rust from an old frame, but the bottle and paperwork don't mention the strength and Liberon are not replying to my emails. I don't want to go too strong and strip the paint/ decals, but not so weak the rust doesn't shift!

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  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,368
    If you have used it on metal before please ignore this but surely it only bleaches rust stains on wood, it doesn't say it's for metal or for removal of rust.
    There are full data sheets on the Liberon site if you have a look.
  • philcubedphilcubed Posts: 260
    Cheers, only says between 10 and 25% oxalic acid on the data sheet there, which seems a bit vague? I'll try diluting it down 10x or so. I've seen it mentioned on other websites that oxalic acid will get rid of rust but not harm paint and decals. I'll let you know!
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    I was told 3% oxalic acid was a good solution :D

    I used spinach leaves. (Best on a green bike!)
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    I was told 3% oxalic acid was a good solution :D

    I used spinach leaves. (Best on a green bike!)

    Rhubarb leaves would be better. 0.5% oxalic acid according to the interweb. Certainly good at cleaning up copper and aluminium pans.
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