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container for muriatic acid

Postby little blue choo » Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:47 pm

What are you using to hold your muriatic acid. Most of my projects will be under 2'x3' but will cut larger at times.
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Postby sphurley » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:58 pm

Like $70.00
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Re: container for muriatic acid

Postby HammerDownJustin » Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:02 am

I tried acid for the first time this weekend...was neat but if im not painting i will stick to my knotted brush.
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Re: container for muriatic acid

Postby urbnsr » Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:30 am



Do you cover this while using it and also during storage?

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Re: container for muriatic acid

Postby michmetalman » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:19 pm

urbnsr wrote:


Do you cover this while using it and also during storage?


If you don't keep it covered, the fumes will rust everything in sight. Plus it will loose it's potency.

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Re: container for muriatic acid

Postby urbnsr » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:53 pm

michmetalman wrote:
urbnsr wrote:


Do you cover this while using it and also during storage?


If you don't keep it covered, the fumes will rust everything in sight. Plus it will loose it's potency.


I wondered, but didn't see a lid offered for the TSC tank. Does it need to be air tight, or is placing a flat panel over the tank good enough?

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Re: container for muriatic acid

Postby Gamelord » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:25 pm

I use a couple of large 55 gallon rubbermaid garbage cans with locking lids. One for acid, the other for soda water to neutralize the acid. Works great for pieces that fit inside. For small parts, I found a stainless steel basket with holes in it (kind of like a strainer). Just put the parts in there and toss it in the bucket with rubber hose attached to the handle for retrieval. I plugged the hose on both ends and trapped the air in so it floats on top of the water/acid.
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Re: container for muriatic acid

Postby dustywill » Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:11 am

I used one of those big chemical storage tanks make 3' cubed. I cut it in half and built a wooden top for it. I also included a pad lock so I could keep a curious kid/ adult out. It worked for a couple of years. I didn't use the acid as much for dross removal as for removing the mill scale. Dross went away as well of course. I have now moved to P&O steel. It is much simpler. I have also reduced the amount of rust I get under my clear coat. The drying time after acid is now saved to me also. That was huge time saver. P&O seems to cut better, but it can be cut and finished in a matter of minutes rather than hours. I got rid of my acid tank a few weeks ago after almost a year of keeping it just in case.
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