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Old 03-14-2014, 07:17 PM   #1
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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

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Old 03-14-2014, 10:38 PM   #2
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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.
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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.
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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
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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).
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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.
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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!
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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!
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Thanks for the help!

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