[meteorite-list] AD:Not a happy 'Campo'

From: mark ford <markf_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:48 2004
Message-ID: <6CE3EEEFE92F4B4085B0E086B2941B3101448C_at_s-southern01.s-southern.com>


'Methylated Spirits' (at least in the UK) is available in every hardware
store, used to fuel burners and heaters and clean glass etc (not to be
confused with Kerosene), I am not sure what it is called in the US,
maybe 'denatured Alcohol' which is another term for it. If you can get
hold of pure Alcohol (Ethanol would be best, available from Lab supply
firms) this would be far better, but over here we have to pay
extortionate sales Tax on it! - so it's far cheaper to Methylated
Spirits if your going to soak a large piece.=20

Mark Ford

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob C. [mailto:r.cucchiara_at_comcast.net]=20
Sent: 12 March 2004 03:44
To: mark ford
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] AD:Not a happy 'Campo'

Hi Mark, I was wondering where i would be able to purchase methylated
spirits to perform this procedure. Thanks for any help you can give.
----- Original Message -----=20
From: "mark ford" <markf_at_ssl.gb.com>
To: <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2004 1:23 AM
Subject: RE: [meteorite-list] AD:Not a happy 'Campo'

On that note:

I have tried all sorts of exotic anti-rusting methods but definitely the
best is :

Brush off all the rust with a wire brush, mix some methylated spirits
with Sodium Hydroxide (caustic soda) (about 3 Table spoons to 1 pint)
mix and soak the iron in it for at least a couple of weeks. Seems to
halt the oxidization nicely!

Smaller Irons respond better than very large ones, probably because it
takes time for the solution to penetrate.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob King [mailto:lakewind_at_infionline.net]
Sent: 10 March 2004 14:09
To: meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com
Subject: [meteorite-list] AD:Not a happy 'Campo'

Hi folks,
I've got a rusting Campo del Cielo iron meteorite here that originally
started off at 1050g but has been on the meteorite equivalent of the
Atkins diet so now weighs closer to 1 kilo. After a wire brushing it
looks OK but plan on giving this one some TLC (or sodium hydroxide) if
you want to arrest its condition and make it a fully-functioning member
of your collection. Please make me an offer. I'll return all replies.
Thanks for your intervention ;-)

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