[meteorite-list] Big-Ass Rusty Campo

From: J. <J._at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:18:26 2004
Message-ID: <003501c2d24f$ec1cb970$598428d1_at_yourus67pi6luv>

The gun oil would be the best for the final stage of coating. DO NOT.
REPEAT....DO NOT....use WD-40 as some dealers/collectors/websites recommend.
WD-40 contains a large percentage of water that will cause that sucker to
rust quicker than you can shake a stick at.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Martino" <martino.6_at_osu.edu>
To: <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 10:24 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Big-Ass Rusty Campo

> All,
> My best specimen from Tucson 2003 is (drumroll please)... a rusty 19-pound
> Campo!
> (Hey, we can't ALL offer $5k for the nice bullet-shaped pieces like some
> folks can.)
> I want to clean this sucker up, but I need advice. I believe that there
> should be four steps in the process:
> (1) Brushing off the rust
> (2) Soaking in a chemical solution
> (3) Baking in the oven at 150 Fahrenheit for a few hours
> (4) Coating it to keep moisture out
> Step #3 I think I understand well enough. :)
> - Is there a certain type of brush to use? Wire, of course. Does it matter
> what type of wire? Can I put something on my cordless drill to make it go
> quicker/easier?
> - What is the chemical bath formula? I know I've seen it here...
> - What should I coat it with? I'm thinking of using the type of oil used
> gun barrels. Yes/No? Other options?
> And, as ever, is there a really good, accurate, step-by-step web site that
> covers stabilizing a rusty meteorite?
> -----
> Bob Martino, Tucson, AZ
> Can you really name a star? Read the Truth!
> http://home.columbus.rr.com/starfaq/
> .
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Received on Tue 11 Feb 2003 11:33:36 PM PST

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