Is Molasses better than Evapo-Rust for rust removal? Let's find out!

  • Published on: 29 July 2019
  • Molasses, Evapo-Rust, Muriatic Acid, White Vinegar, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, and water (control) compared for rust removal. All of the products were tested over 3 weeks. 5 separate tests were conducted to assess performance, including 2 separate tests on rusty metal, metal flakes (corrosion test), painted metal, and aluminum. Before and after weights of metals helped to determine rust removal and corrosion risks. Muriatic acid is fast but aggressive rusting happens after using it. Evaporust works extremely well and doesn't seem to harm metal. Molasses is slower than Evaporust but seems just as good if used for 3 weeks. Both white vinegar and apple cider vinegar did very well but seem to eat away good metal too. A lot of viewers requested this video--so, thank you and please keep the recommendations coming! Thank you very much for supporting the channel by watching the commercials and through Patreon support.

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  • Runtime : 17:27
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  • Rez Zircon
    Rez Zircon   1 days ago

    Huh. I have an antique gas heater that I want to de-rust, just has to reach a decorative stage... now I'm thinking just paint it with straight molasses and let it sit for a week (since it's way too big to soak) and it should be good. Also these look like good alternatives to commercial paint remover.

  • Nun Ya
    Nun Ya   4 days ago

    I can't help but wonder if pure Molasses would be a good rust remover where you cannot remove the part to soak it. Just coat it in the thick molasses, and leave there for a week or two, perhaps coming back to reapply.

  • Mr god
    Mr god   4 days ago

    Lime juice works well too

  • mark p
    mark p   5 days ago

    Molasses take days to work

  • Ronny Simonsen
    Ronny Simonsen   1 weeks ago

    Nice channel. One product you really should test against rust is the German product Fertan Rust Remover. This stuff is incredible. They have normal Rust Converter and the have Rust Remover. The Converter convert rust and seal it with Zink. The metal become black.This product is been used by the German Navy to rust-protect submarines and ships. Its not easy to get it, but i find it on Amazone.

  • Jesse Dover
    Jesse Dover   1 weeks ago

    Some idiotic kid poured muriatic acid on my miter saw while it was in the back of my truck. The open bottle was laying in the bed with some of it still in the container. But I was late for work so I just put the cap on and left. Two days later, when I went to use the saw, the slider arms were completely rusted. It totally freaked me out because that saw has been sitting in the back of my truck for 3 years without any rust whatsoever. The aluminum base was also chewed up from the acid.⚠️Moral of the story: Immediately clean muriatic acid off of anything you don't want destroyed.☣

  • Un Perrier
    Un Perrier   1 weeks ago

    A vide idea is: I always wondered if putting hot water on my frozen windscreen can crack it. Is it possible? Are there better alternatives that do not kill rubber?Thanks!

  • Randy C
    Randy C   1 weeks ago

    I have used molasses for years. I inspect it in one week, hosing it off with water and a nylon brush or a broom for large pieces. Do the same on the second and if needed on the third. If you forget about it for a month, no big deal but I think cleaning off the grunge every week helps it work. I put barreled actions and the molasses mixture into a 4 inch pvc pipe capped on one end and a threaded cap on the other. It takes off rust and bluing. For larger stuff like a truck door, you can use a small kiddie swimming pool covered with a sheet of plywood. That is where molasses shines. It's cheap. And it hasn't eaten into the metal yet. Thanks for doing this test.

  • Kirk Oakes
    Kirk Oakes   1 weeks ago

    I liked the content of the video but I do have a couple gripes. You talked so fast it sounded like a 30 second infomercial and the way some of your video was cut had the same feel.

  • Tom Condon
    Tom Condon   1 weeks ago

    So, I will be trying the molasses. I have sockets, wrenches, and ratchets that I was keeping in a bucket during a move, and it was subjected to moisture. What would you think is the best coating after I wash off the molasses, what did you say?, 3 weeks?

  • Stan Jenson
    Stan Jenson   1 weeks ago

    Try PH down. I use it to restore lanterns. Or I add salt to vinegar.

  • Gold Spot
    Gold Spot   2 weeks ago

    I think molasses contain citric acid. That’s about $5/lb in powder form. It may be more cost effective than molasses too. Good test.

  • Fred Bach
    Fred Bach   2 weeks ago

    Slow as mollasses! That's a good one... Who woulda thunk it?

  • Liam R
    Liam R   2 weeks ago

    Molasses works with a process called chelation. Not sure what that means but it seems to work much faster if you give the surface a scrub ever day or two to allow fresh rust to be exposed.

  • Chuck Cirelli
    Chuck Cirelli   3 weeks ago

    Big parts soak in tub then pull out and power new...soak two wks.minimum ...

  • stvwds61
    stvwds61   4 weeks ago

    How about testing rust converters? Do they prevent further rusting?

  • Arariel3
    Arariel3   1 months ago

    I would never have expected molasses to work. Fact is I thought perhaps someone was pulling your leg. I stand corrected!

  • Andrzej N
    Andrzej N   1 months ago

    I wonder if slightly warming up molasses would speed up the process?

  • rejracer
    rejracer   1 months ago

    The trick with evapo rust is to dilute it 50% and heat it up. It takes the reaction from taking days to minutes.

  • christopher odell
    christopher odell   1 months ago

    Hey what can use to burn wick as a tiki torch wick could u use oil or any other fluids

  • Greg Kimura
    Greg Kimura   1 months ago

    Great video. Rust removal is something we all have to deal with. Even here in Southern CA. An idea - can you test which gas tank sealant works the best. I've heard a lot of good things about POR15, but I've never used it.Thanks again.

  • U S
    U S   1 months ago

    I've never heard of molasses as a rust remover

  • Shane Rhodes
    Shane Rhodes   1 months ago

    Kerosene works the best bar none. We use to use it on our bolts when I worked iron. Over night and your rusty bolts are lile new. It loosens rusty nuts. And will eat rust like no other that I have seen. But thats my opinion amd opinions are like assholes everyone has one. So take it as you will

  • Martin DeLoach
    Martin DeLoach   1 months ago

    I thought molasses was something you put on pancakes and bacon...

  • Patrick Andrews
    Patrick Andrews   1 months ago

    Excellent. Thanks for this. Molasses for Al oxidation removal -who knew?

  • Topmost Pop
    Topmost Pop   1 months ago

    Oh well. There is no such thing as mollasses. There is mollasses, blackstrap molasses, &sulphur or unsulphured mollasses. Which is best &why? Blackstrap is what I eat. Female weightlifters take it. Great 4garden plants growth, insecticide. 5 gallons with free quality bucket Websteraunt $26. Mollasses is also the original flavor God gave sugar so is great additive 4artificial sweeteners. It's what makes white sugar brown sugar. Satan removed all the beneficial properties from sugar &salt &flour etc. Making them poison. If u think these processed by Reptilian angels foods aren't poison next time u go Walmart see how many people u estimate could manage jogging even1 time around the building. This video effort was still great 4starters. I wonder which property in mollasses accounts 4thrust removal. Mollasses contains a lot of "fine plant grain" minerals which can then absorb on a cellular level. It may be it's just viscous permeating medium. There is no such thing as rust lol. Rust has been engineered in by backstabber engineers led by Reptilian angels. Like, plastics that sunlight dissolves. Some tools are not available 2public. Example I have a 4' iron rod that is incredibly superior simple virtue of it won't flex or ever rust. It is commercial &Reptilians do most all the construction there. Those blue 55gallon drums, banned from public use originally. Thankfully they are seeing use otherwise. They are incredible lifetime tools the public isn't supposed 2have.

  • Hashem Mehyar
    Hashem Mehyar   1 months ago

    I've always wondered about this magical evaporust that (hand tool rescue) uses. And really, molasses?! Thats new to me

  • Dirty Bird
    Dirty Bird   1 months ago

    Definitely surprised by the molasses, I never heard of that little trick, but now I know for the next rusty job. Evaporust honestly really is good, I've used it multiple times but seeing the comparison and little experiments showed it. Most stuff your going to be removing rust from is probably something that you aren't worried about losing paint or coating anyway so

  • C Frenches
    C Frenches   1 months ago

    Molasses?!?! Never would have crossed my mind. Where do you guys come up with this stuff? Great Video as always!

  • AAron Smith
    AAron Smith   1 months ago

    This video is removing the rust out of my brain and it only took 17 minutes and 26 seconds. Thank you very much!

  • Acefearkiller
    Acefearkiller   1 months ago

    What type of bolts are these ? , also I'm surprised the amount of rust the molasses removed may just be my next best tool in the shop lol

  • CarlG500ci
    CarlG500ci   1 months ago

    Do you think mixing apple cider vinegar and petroleum jelly would work well as a paint remover? Someone painted all the crome trim on my project car and its been tough to remove without scratching..

  • ZeruS117
    ZeruS117   1 months ago

    Dude try beaver clean tears rust right off

  • bcgrittner
    bcgrittner   1 months ago

    Molasses as a rust remover? I never would have guessed. That was really interesting and very informative.