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Using Coca Cola for Removing Rusted Bolts

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The phosphoric acid in cola drinks will cut through rust and help remove rusted bolts. This is a page about using Coca Cola for removing rusted bolts.


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May 27, 20050 found this helpful

Have a bolt that you budge? Pour some cola on it and let it set for a few minutes. Then try removing again. The cola will eat away at the rust and often make it easier to turn.

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May 27, 20050 found this helpful
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Forget those expensive rust removers. Just saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done.

By Dawn Sposato

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August 27, 20040 found this helpful

Wow! Can you imagine what that stuff must do to our stomachs? !!!! :)

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By Fireslick (Guest Post)
August 30, 20050 found this helpful

Actually, your stomach is full of hydrochloric acid, making the coca cola puny in comparison to your own stomach juices.
Think of that the next time you think mucus is gross. In the form of a stomach lining, it's all that stands between you and eating yourself from the inside out.

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By Tim Houston (Guest Post)
July 14, 20070 found this helpful

I think I saw this one on Mythbusters and it didn't work as well as they thought. For removing rusted bolts use Kroil Oil, it's a super penetrant but it needs to work over a 24 hour period.

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