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  1. gunguy25

    gunguy25 New Member

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    very cool, some I know others I didnt.
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    Thank you for the list. A nice read.
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  4. Appliancedude

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    Aluminum does rust and so does stainless steel. Want to tick your wife off? If you have anything stainless in the house put pinesol on it and see what happens. I had a stainless fridge at a customers house that the bottom 3rd of the door would get specks of rust all over it. So I ordered her a new door. Sure enough the new one did the same thing. What was happening is they used a commercial string mop. You know the ones that restaurants use. When they flung it out it splattered the door.

    When I was in elementary school, I did a science fair project on rust. I had a bunch of test tubes with different types of metal in them. And I added stuff to each one to see what would rust and how fast. I did manage to get aluminum to develop some rust, however minor. And I do not remember what it was that did it. I'm thinking it was coke but honestly I don't remember. But it will develop rust eventually. Or maybe the coke just dried on it. Whatever:D It was almost 30 years ago.
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  5. gun runner

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    I never knew that and Im a welder. Well I only weld mild steel. I wonder what happens with milk tankers, crude tankers, pneumatic tankers, and other specialty made trailers? I pulled plenty of those before I quit driving a tractor trailer. :confused:
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    Copper turns green or black when it oxidizes, and I think the zinc makes a white powder. Stainless steel doesn't rust, but elements (chromium and nickel) in it do.
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    Well do keep in mind that I was doing "extreme" (lol I was 10)tests. I left them sitting in a test tube of various acids for over a month. Let me think here. The base was just water. then there was coke, one was orange juice, one was some cleaner we had at the house and I can't remember what the last was. But we had 5 metals and 5 tests for each metal. But I'm pretty sure coke was the one that made everything rust. But then again it was 26 years ago so my memory could be off a little. But we were very surprised with what we found. My dad was a mechanic at dump and didn't think the alum would rust either. Now was it real "rust" or just a chemical reaction to the coke. I don't know I was 10 and didn't have the ability to test it. But it was brown, not sticky and flaked off. And it did take over a month for it to appear.
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    thats some hell of a tests :D
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