You do not need a ceramic or metal container, plastic is fine but if putting heavy items in, ensure it can support their weight. An old cooler box is ideal. We recommend IReOx is used outside or in well ventilated outbuildings.
For large items you can use an old bath, or build a box to closely fit them, thereby minimising the volume of IReOx required. We can supply HD flexible sheeting suitable for lining your self-build IReOx ‘tank’. Download instructions here.
Whilst IReOx is natural, it initially has a strong odour, so gloves are recommended to keep it off your hands. Eye protection is advised to prevent irritation from splashes as used IReOx will contain rust particles.
Standard mix ratio is 9:1 Water to IReOx concentrate. The strongest mix should be 6:1 used for very heavy rust and speed. Weakest recommended is 20:1 and allows you to strip large items economically but slowly.
You can use a strong solution and on light rust be done overnight or heavy rust in a few days. You can leave a weak solution to work for weeks and just check every few days. It is hard to over IReOx something.
For rust locked nuts and bolts use a strong mix and place the items in a metal or plastic sieve or basket to prevent loss and to easily give them a regular shake. IReOx will steadily penetrate and extract the rust, freeing them up.
Constant agitation is not necessary, however the process is sped up if the item is regularly scrubbed lightly with a nail brush (or specific IReOx brush available separately) to remove the soft residue that build on the surface. It’s really easy!
Take the items out and rub off the rust residue to check progress. When complete, wash the IReOx off thoroughly with water - a jetwash is ideal. If any rust left, place item back in the mixture until completed.
Re-use your mixture two or three times depending on how much rust had to be stripped. Top up with neat IReOx to regenerate and replace after 1 month. Please handle and dispose of responsibly. See recommendations on this site and on pack.