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Muratic acid in cold weather

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Muratic acid in cold weather

Postby Chris Linetty » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:01 am

So I'm watching the calendar and days fly by like they always do. I have my acid bath setup outside, but the cold weather is coming. What do you guys do in the winter? Inside with the fumes and all? What do you guys do?

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Re: Muratic acid in cold weather

Postby mdwalker » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:43 am

If you go inside with muratic acid the fumes will cause any exposed metal to rust. Not sure what the freezing temp is of muratic acid or diluted mix.

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Re: Muratic acid in cold weather

Postby Bobcat320 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:26 pm

I keep mine outside year round, never had any issues down to 10*
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Re: Muratic acid in cold weather

Postby Chris Linetty » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:39 pm

How do you rinse your parts in sub freezing temps?
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Re: Muratic acid in cold weather

Postby little blue choo » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:27 pm

The freezing point of Muratic acid is around -50 degrees. I mix mine 1 to 1 with water and have never had a problem although my winters are mild compared to some (rarely below 10 degrees).

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Re: Muratic acid in cold weather

Postby Redneck » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:17 am

Chris Linetty wrote:How do you rinse your parts in sub freezing temps?


Warm water.

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Re: Muratic acid in cold weather

Postby Chris Linetty » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:04 am

Thanks for the responses guys.
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