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  1. #1
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    Hi everyone,

    I just got a used extractor from a fellow member of this forum. I found that a few spots (on rivets especially) inside the extractor are rusty. I am planing to sand them and coat them with bee's wax. Does anybody have a better suggestion?
    Thanks

    Jorge

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    That would probably work. You could also put a little epoxy on them. It might last longer. I often end up washing my extractor out with pots of boiling water which would melt the beeswax.

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    There's a way to get rid of rust that antique dealers and others use that involves a battery charger. The rusty item gets the negative clamp and the sacrifice item gets the positive. You need a solution of lye or baking soda. (I know which I prefer to use.) Fill your extractor with the solution. In the center but not touching, dangle a sacrifice piece of steel. Hook up and plug in! I've never used this on anything this large so let me know how you make out.

    Dickm

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    Jorge, Use Arm and Hammer Washing Soda in the solution rather than Lie. Much safer. 1 hand full to the gallon of water. It Works. Dale

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