A sticky so­lu­tion?

Old Bike Australasia - - BLOW YOUR OWN -

Per­haps one of your read­ers can an­swer this. I re­cently saw be­fore and after pho­tos of an OK Supreme restora­tion. The owner was a horse breeder and owner. The bike was badly sur­face rusted but the qual­ity of the cleaned sheet metal was su­perb. I asked him whether he chem­i­cally cleaned or blasted the pan­els. He told me that he soaked them in a bar­rel of mo­lasses for a few weeks. I ex­pressed my dis­be­lief and he told me that mo­lasses is well known as a rust re­mover and widely used by old time farm­ers to re­store rusted farm equip­ment and horse tackle. Can this be true or am I be­ing made sport of? If it is true, what is the rea­son for this prop­erty? Phil Smith Cairns, Qld. Email: [email protected]

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