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    Mar 2013
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    Okay, I'm An Idiot

    Long story short. I may have ruined all my favorite, dug, black iron pieces. The hardware store did not have Evaporust, which I have had excellent results with. So, I got some product that had phosphoric acid. I can't remember the name.

    All my beautiful pieces are now a horrific grey color. Is there any way to undo this?
    Last edited by villival; Mar 05, 2020 at 01:00 PM. Reason: corrected spelling

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    nomad roman numeral 2

    Nov 2009
    nomads land
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    what ? do you think i'm a mind reader ? pieces of what ? and some pictures would be a great help ?

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    us
    Mar 2013
    Southern Louisiana
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    Sorry Nomad. It was just a general question about undoing the finish on various pieces of broken hand forged iron I find on my property which I stupidly soaked in a phosphoric acid solution, instead of waiting to get evaporust. I like the black, original and with rust look on my pieces. I use them for various art projects, mostly to do with furniture.

    Plus, I love digging things and trying to figure out what they are and possibly who held or used them.

    I do not have internet on my phone and have no idea how to post pictures without it. I'd love to post them, as I have been metal detecting since 2013 and have tons of things I'd like to post, for educational purposes for others, and to get i.d.'s on some of the things.

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    I use "Iron Out" and it will leave a grey color but it is superficial. Take a brass brush and soap and water and the grey will leave. Quickly.

 

 

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