Oxcalic or Citrus

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Oxcalic or Citrus

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Post by sgramling » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:31 pm

Hi All,
I found the pictured can many years ago and have always been afraid to clean it.
It's got a good degree of sentimental (and sedimental!) value for me and if I ruined it I would be heartbroken.

From reading it seems like Oxcalic is the way to go. I just wanted to ask for a little professional advice before proceeding..
Does this can look like it will benefit enough to make the risk worth the payoff? I've never done this before.

Thanks,
Steve
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Re: Oxcalic or Citrus

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Post by LC400 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:34 pm

I only use wood bleach,never messed with citric.Might clean up some if your careful around the holes.Good luck :smt023
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Post by chateaudebris » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:35 pm

i think a little oxcalic will do the can wonders,,,,,,,, start with cool to warm water? and use a soft tooth brush ,,in a non metel bucket and you will be amazed what an hour or so will do,,, :smt026
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Post by Sweeperman » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:27 pm

Steve, Please let us see the results you get and what you ended doing to get those results. Good luck! Jim
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Post by Cap-Sealed » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:34 am

Oxcilic all the way...Citrus takes too long.
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Re: Oxcalic or Citrus

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Post by Leon » Mon May 03, 2010 9:39 pm

I thought Citrus was for Breakfast :smt017
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