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Thread: diamond flattening plate rust!

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    Scranton, PA

    diamond flattening plate rust!

    Recently I have switched professions. Got feed up with the lack of professionalism, talent, and overbearing micromanagement by unqualified people in my area. Thus going from sharpening 1-2 times a week, to not touching my stones on over 3 months. Apparently I didn't put them away completely dry last time using them and my flattening plate got ridiculously rusted on me. It also embedded rust on a 1k GS it was paired up against. Is there anything I can do to restore the plate or is it a gonner?

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    I suppose it would depend on how badly rusted it is but I would try something like Bar Keepers Friend.

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    I had some rust build up once before. I brought some water and distilled vinegar(5 to 1ish ratio) in a pan to a simmer, then I let the plate sit in it off heat for a few minutes, took it out and scrubbed my flattening plate with a toothbrush. Came out fairly easily, but then again, the build-up of rust wasn't that bad on mine. Your situation sounds a bit worse, but definitely give it a go.

    Hope it works out for you.

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    Senior Member berko's Avatar
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    how about some pics

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    Maybe try CLR?

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    Senior Member ThEoRy's Avatar
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    Bar keepers friend and a fingernail brush.
    Starting this harvest I'm a starving startling artist/
    Lyrical arsonist it's arduous spitting this smartest arsenic/

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    Senior Member Chifunda's Avatar
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    From that font of all knowledge, Wikipedia: "Oxalic acid's main applications include cleaning or bleaching, especially for the removal of rust (iron complexing agent), e.g. Bar Keepers Friend is an example of a household cleaner containing oxalic acid. Its utility in rust removal agents is due to its forming a stable, water soluble salt with ferric iron, ferrioxalate ion."

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