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How to remove rust deposits inside coolant reservoir???

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by sherry, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. sherry
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    Hi

    Is it possible to remove the rust deposits that has built up inside my coolant reservoir and if so how could it be removed?

    Many Thanks.
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    You will have to remove the reservoir from the car, youll need a bendy brush and bleach should do the trick. Do not try to clean it in situ, you dont want all that **** floating round the cooling system, best advice i could give you, live with it!:o.k:
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    i have already removed it from the car and soaked it in bleach then used TFR on it.

    Still cant get it clean :(
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    How much is a new one?
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    i have no idea m8
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    about £30 from Euro parts...for a non OEM one
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    Believe it or not, I've heard that Steradent tablets or something similar cleans these very well. Obviously remove from the car first and wash out thoroughly afterwards.
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    Thank you JST_A3

    sounds good but what is steradent tablets?

    hehe sorry i have never heard of them before
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    False Teeth cleaner :)
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    ow i think my mum has them

    il have to go and look:)
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    think this is a bit extreme lol
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    :lmfao:tried it and let it steep over night.

    a little came off but not the lot.

    hehe back to the drawing board!
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    Thank you mwarrey.

    The rice and water worked a treat.

    :beerchug:
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    just hope now that nobody 'googles' rice and water......imagine the suprise when reading the thread!!!!!
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    I just wonder how someone found out in the first place, and what other combinations they may have tried!
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    i bet someone somewhere MUST have p**sed in one:lmfao:...nice bit of ammonia to fetch the rust out of my coolant bottle
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