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Old February 19, 2009, 05:20 PM   #1
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why iron nails in rustbluing soloution?

im trying to make some rustbluing solution by mixing nitric and Hydrochloric acid whit destilated water but it does not work so good:barf: no i heard that you should add iron wire to the mix untill it cant eat no more.. but why can someone please answer me
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Old February 19, 2009, 07:17 PM   #2
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Old February 20, 2009, 01:21 AM   #3
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Look in Howe for old rustbluing formulas. Watch out though. A lot of his stuff is old, old school and very toxic.

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Old February 20, 2009, 02:28 PM   #4
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You probably already know this but the chemicals you refer to present serious hazards. If you have not already done so, please look at the MSDSs for these. Here's a couple links, please check hazards and controls:


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