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Rust on Chainmail

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:29 pm
by Scott Turner
hey guys not sure if this is in the rightr place.:(

Is there a way to remove rust from chainmail as i have some slight surface rust and was was wondering is there a way to remove it

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:31 pm
by Nigel
bag of dry sand some vinegar vigorous actions

or Mr Cad used a cement mixer check the previous threads for info

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:23 pm
by The Black Rider
something like a small sand.....and a hill....need i say more?.

BTW its really good to spray maille with a silicone spary before use in rain, and it helps prevent hard work(as outlined above) :D

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:21 am
by saxon
All of the above :)

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:16 am
by Hobbitstomper
Ikea bag and sharp sand.

Put the mail in the bag with 2 handfulls of sand, grab each end and raise and lower each hand alternately to roll the mixture from one end of the bag to the other. It is a good workout equivalent to doing 10kg dumbell curls.

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:49 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
Make a peasent do it.

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:24 am
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Put mail in a box/bag with some sand (as said by everyone above) and then put box/bag in a cement mixer for 10 minutes. Works a treat.

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:58 pm
by stephen wootten
coke, sand, bucket and washing machine put coke, sand and maile in bucket. turn washing machine on and wander of for a beer.

when the wash load is done so should the maile, repeat if your still thirsty.


Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:57 pm
by narvek
Wouldn't that send the washing machine to hell?

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:23 am
by Hobbitstomper
Or linen bag containing sand + mail in a laundrette's washing machine.

The mail can't be heavier than than the 18m of linen I did once.

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:40 pm
by Sir John Greystoke
The way I found that worked very well is sharp sand a bit of water and some washing up liquid. The important bit is borrowing a cement mixer off someone this takes all the effort out of doing it! :D

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:21 pm
by Marghec
Put maille in a stout hessian bag, soak in mares urine, tie each end to opposing sides of baggage waggon wheel. Traditional and eco friendly. Let me know if you want some mares urine.

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:49 pm
by Colin Middleton
If it's only light rust, you might get enough movement in it during wear, especially if you get hit a lot.

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:45 pm
by Mark Griffin
I have had a mail shirt on public feely touchy display for some time at the Tower now. Its briliantly polished from being handled, merely the action of being picked up about 2,000 times per day has burnished it beautifully.

Soooo...just wear it for a few weeks. Go jogging in in, run upand down stairs.

You'll be fit, the mail will be shiny and you won't have killed a washing machine


mail exercise

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:26 am
by jelayemprins
You go jogging in yours? I wear mine to the pub!

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:34 am
by Mark Griffin
wear mine in the shower. It saves buying all that exfoliation body scrub rubbish although its a wee bit harsher than apricot stone chippings

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:54 pm
by Fox
Ahhh!! Nipple trappage! :shock:

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:17 pm
by Mark Griffin
but its FREE nipple trappage. You pay quite a bit for that in some big cities you know

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:56 pm
by Fox

That's ok then.

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:05 pm
by Mark Griffin
anyway, soon your money worries will be over as your promisary note from the Iberian peninsula is on its way.

Spend wisely effendi

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:20 pm
by Fox

Already spent (and then some) on a new larger powder flask and mail gussets for the new jack I'll get over the winter. :D

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:26 pm
by Mark Griffin
ooooooh, i love it when you say gussett

Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:26 am
by Sampson de Strelley
mmm not heard about wearin it in the shower lol, but cement mixer works well enough on its on, wouldnt put coke with it as the chemicals in the coke doesnt do metal much good, lol