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Cleaning an ash tray?


My 66 ash tray must have been used by the passengers way back when. Has anyone had success cleaning these? 

I am wondering if Evapo-Rust might help? I want to keep the anodized look if I clean it.

 

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Have you tried the dishwasher? Soaking in a vinegar solution?

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ya, evaporust or vinegar  they wont hurt the original zinc finish.   but i find that the results are poor, as the tin gets pretty pitted.   yours looks like it would clean up ok tho.



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I wonder if they are zinc or tin plated. If they are zinc acid like vinegar will blacken them.

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i just clean them and paint them and never use it out a few loonies in there

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poncho62 wrote:

Have you tried the dishwasher? Soaking in a vinegar solution?


 I haven't tried anything yet. I know I don't want to blast it, and I am trying to avoid painting it 

I think maybe I'll give Evapo-Rust a shot. I'll post results when I try it.



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Get it replated. Or attempt it yourself.



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As promised, my update on cleaning this. I soaked it in Evapo-Rust. I had planned to do it a couple of hours. At that point I checked it and could see progress but it still needed more. Planned to do a few more hours but forgot it soaking overnight! No harm done though. I'd say I'm happy with it. It's not perfect but it's really nice and clean. I like that better than shiny new, in trying to keep with my "survivor" appearance on the car. 

I didn't do anything with the top part at the back (the end where the rubber bumpers are). I was more concerned with the area where it had clearly seen cigarette action and I'm pretty happy with the finished product there.

 

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Looks very normal for an old ashtray.

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That looks good enough to butt out a ciggie in. Thank god it's not as popular as once was. Gross.



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I cheated on the clean up winkBF66D5E9-BF63-4DBD-8A5E-9C827EEC4D6B.jpeg



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70 SS ACADIAN wrote:

I cheated on the clean up winkBF66D5E9-BF63-4DBD-8A5E-9C827EEC4D6B.jpeg


 Replated?



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Sorry Carl, I've been meaning to chime in. I think I did one years ago by soaking it in CLR. I presume it's less toxic then Evapo-Rust, and was happy with the result.

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seventy2plus2 wrote:

Sorry Carl, I've been meaning to chime in. I think I did one years ago by soaking it in CLR. I presume it's less toxic then Evapo-Rust, and was happy with the result.


 Evapo-rust is said to be non toxic.

Evapo-Rust® is a non-toxic rust remover dip for restoring rusty treasures. With Evapo-Rust® you can remove rust to bare metal without sanding or scrubbing. Evapo-Rust® is the best rust remover available on the market today. It is simple and easy to use, with no need for mixing. The solution comes ready to use.

Anyone can restore their rusted antiques, camping gear, hardware, tools, cast iron, gardening tools, BBQ grill, auto parts, even firearms to like-new condition. Best of all, Evapo-Rust® is non-toxic, non-corrosive, and contains no acids, bases, or petroleum solvents. Let Evapo-Rust® do all the work for you without any sanding or scrubbing. Just soak, rinse, and reuse. 



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If you ever wondered what an ashtray looked like new the one in my survivor 69 Ventura wagon gives a good idea.  You can still see the rainbow shine of the trivalent chromate stabilization coating that was applied over the zinc.  This is the same stuff you would have seen on brake boosters in the day but the used a far less concentrated solution on the ashtray because of it's indoor environment.  The purpose of this extra coating was to prevent that white powder type stuff you see on zinc or tin coatings when they get wet while still freshly plated.

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4SPEED427 wrote:
70 SS ACADIAN wrote:

I cheated on the clean up winkBF66D5E9-BF63-4DBD-8A5E-9C827EEC4D6B.jpeg


 Replated?


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Good for a "fake" car!

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