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Old February 22nd, 2013, 08:47 AM   #1
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Question How to properly remove some surface rust on a new cam shaft

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I have a new camshaft I have had in storage for sometime, but when I opened up the box there is some surface rust on the shiny areas.

What is the proper way to remove this surface rust? No pits.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 09:02 AM   #2
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Wet sand with oil and light emery cloth?
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 09:06 AM   #3
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VERY LIGHT EMERY CLOTH and some WD40...
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 09:10 AM   #4
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WD-40, Kroil, or oil, and scotchbrite pad.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 10:50 AM   #5
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Used it on diesel fuel injector components at my co-op through Kettering.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 11:46 AM   #6
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Rub some course sand on it. It will come right off.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 12:03 PM   #7
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 12:52 PM   #8
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crocus cloth and a light oil
do not use sand paper and dont think of useing a scotchbrite pad way to agressive
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 12:58 PM   #9
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I've had to do this a few times and all I ever used was a green scotch brite pad and some oil. (I think i used like 5w-30) It worked great. took the surface rust off and didn't scratch the cam up. Some times if you just put it in a parts washer and use a brush it comes right off.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 01:14 PM   #10
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I have no personal experience with either of these two products but it sounds like they work without abrasives.

http://www.clean-rite.com/purplepower_de-ruster.html

http://www.eastwood.com/ew-rust-dissolver-qt.html
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 06:14 PM   #11
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Naval jelly and some scotch brite.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 07:05 PM   #12
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I've heard good things about "evaporust" on a popular machine tool web site.
Be careful with rust removers which contain acid (naval jelly) you may have to go through a passivation process afterwards.
If you'd like to read endlessly go to practicalmahinist.com and do a search. You'll get all of the rust removal info you ever wanted and then some
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 07:27 PM   #13
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Just put of curiosity what would the purpose of passivating the cam be? Just for a good cleaning? I have dealt with passivating stainless steel after welding in process plants to keep from rusting but never with black steel.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 08:23 PM   #14
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When I used to work in a machine shop we would always clean molds with wd40 and scotchbrite pad or a flat polishing stone
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Old March 14th, 2013, 05:00 AM   #19
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scotchbrite pad with atf trans fluid. use a NEW pad and NEW trans fluid. Make sure to clean it again before install also. Trans fluid it a great cleaning detergent
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Old March 14th, 2013, 09:32 AM   #20
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There is a product I saw on TV last weekend that you can soak it in and the rust disappears, like the Vapoorize.
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