soft drinks for cleaning tools

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  1. Abaco

    Abaco Member

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    So I was going through my gear, putting my stuff into my new tackle box when I realized that I didn't properly clean my plier/cutters after my last trip. Rusted almost stiff. I also, on a recent trout trip, found a nice pair of stainless fishing pliers stuck in some mud, also rusted at the joints. I remembered my dad telling me about removing rust with coca cola. I happened to acquire a Dr. Pepper yesterday and soaked both tools in it overnight. Worked great. A couple drops of oil this morning and they're working like new. Just thought I'd pass this tip on. I rarely drink soft drinks anymore, opting for good beer, wine and whiskey instead. Cured a stomach problem with Jack Daniels once, but that's another thread...:hali_olutta:
     
  2. Swarthy Dago

    Swarthy Dago Coredor de las olas

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    it's the phosphoric, benzoic, citric and sorbic acids, the lubricity could come from the propolyne glycol if it has it in there, nice stuff those sodas, etch your concrete real good
     
  3. gonzo25

    gonzo25 GOT A BIG ONE

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    7-up works good too

    for a great oil t6 free stuff up, try mixing 50/50 ATF and acetone... it is the shit
     
  4. stairman

    stairman ......

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    If you find your self on a boat that is cooking bacon ask the galley cook to dip your dykes in the bacon grease.
    Then take em out side and work the pliers.The heat generated in the joint by lack of lube/rust will draw the grease in.
    Not only that it will leave them smelling like bacon....and everthing likes bacon!
    Seriously bacon grease works better then anything I have ever tried for this situation.In five minutes stiff almost rusted shut dykes will open and close with you only holding side side and shaking them.
     
  5. GaffnLaff

    GaffnLaff Rum is Tackle

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    Stairman is right.
    Bacon grease works, and keeps them working for a long time.
     
  6. FishStalker

    FishStalker You're no daisy

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    The soda works because the acids (mostly phosphoric in dark sodas and citric in light colored sodas) dissolve the corrosion that is causing the binding.

    +1 on the bacon grease after the soda dip. Works like a champ to keep things moving.
     
  7. Gil Marlin

    Gil Marlin World Peace? Visualize Using Your Turn Indicator

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    Dip them in the bait tank, wiggle wiggle wiggle... just like new and not slippery to hold. I do like the Bacon smell idea though... :D
     
  8. TurdRoller

    TurdRoller What happened?

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    I go into the galley and steal some bacon grease from the grease trap. My dykes stay slick for about a month that way, and thats being used every day on overnight trips. Learned that one from Tony (sandiegofisherman)
     
  9. Abaco

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    I'll have mama save me some bacon grease. Who doesn't love bacon, anyway?
     
  10. Outhouse

    Outhouse I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Do you know about coffee cleaning the salt spray from your sunglasses? Works like a charm.
     
  11. Fishybuzz

    Fishybuzz fishybuzz

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    Where did you learn that.....:rofl::rofl::rofl:
     

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