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Bob... 03-14-2014 07:17 PM

Muratic Acid
 
A few years back, I bought a few gallons of muratic acid to clean a new brick wall. I had about a gallon and 1/2 let over and stored it in my shop on some gorilla rack shelving. I'm sure you brick guys know the consequences of that...rust! I'll likely find a mason to give the acid to, but what about the shelves? Will the rust spread? Should I remove the section of shelves that started rusting or is it not an issue. Thanks! Bob

joecaption 03-14-2014 10:38 PM

Going keep on eating until there's noting left to eat.
Neutralize with a Baking Soda and water paste.
Rinse off with water, let dry, spray on some rust inhibitor then paint.
[ame]http://www.amazon.com/Rust-Oleum-224284-Stops-Inhibitor-10-25-Ounce/dp/B002BWORQS[/ame]

Bob... 03-14-2014 10:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1322148)
Going keep on eating until there's noting left to eat.
Neutralize with a Baking Soda and water paste.
Rinse off with water, let dry, spray on some rust inhibitor then paint.
http://www.amazon.com/Rust-Oleum-224.../dp/B002BWORQS

Exactly what I needed to know. Thx Joe.

stadry 03-15-2014 04:49 AM

ammonia will also neutralize acid,,, typically we etch w/apron/vest store 1 HCl : 8 water,,, after the fizz stops, we neutralize w/ 1 Amm : 8 wtr :thumbsup:

Bob... 03-17-2014 02:01 AM

Hi itsreallyconc. So 1 part ammonia to 8 parts water? Could that be sprayed with a pump spray bottle? Would it have to be rinsed (or pump spray also). I'm actually looking for a quick way to neutralize it without having to pull the shelves to rinse outside (I just found out that I'll be very short on time for the next few weeks).

stadry 03-17-2014 03:24 AM

we use a garden sprinkle can but i suppose it could be spritz'd,,, if you're short on time, just sprinkle w/baking soda & get to it next week.

landfillwizard 03-17-2014 08:31 AM

Make sure you get a respirator with the proper filters before you spray any acid or base! Several chemical reaction may occur that could produce a hazardous gas!

de-nagorg 03-17-2014 08:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by landfillwizard (Post 1323199)
Make sure you get a respirator with the proper filters before you spray any acid or base! Several chemical reaction may occur that could produce a hazardous gas!

ditto :thumbup:

Bob... 03-17-2014 10:55 AM

Thanks for the help!


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