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Thread: Cleaning large rusted attachments?

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    Senior Member Sunflowerzz's Avatar
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    Cleaning large rusted attachments?

    Hey everyone, I am starting some serious sewing machine cleaning of my collection.

    I have a nice White rotary that had some large attachments with it but they are in pretty bad shape. I know how to clean machines but not these. Should I do this in stages? Are they too far gone? What would be best to remove the rust with? And NO, I do not want to take them apart....so best way to clean them as a whole unit.


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    People seem to use a product called "evap-o-rust" to good effect. I have never tried it... I use a very hot solution of citric acid ( caution will darken most metal ) they are not "too far gone" but they may not ever be real pretty again. the blue-black parts ( the thin springs) are the places you would end up braking first if they get realy rusty and yours seem to be workable.
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    Thanks, I think I have some evap o rust. Maybe I will try brushing ( with my dremel ) off all of the loose rust first then soaking...


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