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    Default rust ants.

    Today whilst pulling a screen I found a nest of those elusive rust ants.
    I didn't see the queen, but I figured I'd let them live in hope that they stay off my car.

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    Formidable!
    We use fish oil to deal with them in the Spring
    Huile de Poisson d'Avril
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    Formidable!
    We use fish oil to deal with them in the Spring
    Huile de Poisson d'Avril
    Give the area a few good doses of phosphoric acid "rust converter" worked into the surface with a green scotchbrite pad. That will quieten the ants considerably and remove most of the surface shite.

    Wash well with fresh water

    After that some fish oil, by that time you will know ugly the repairs will be!

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    I always wash in fresh water as we have a softener installed. I had my shower and took your advice. I opened a can of sardines, lifted them out with a fork and drank the oil. I just got to the toilet in time but sat on it so heavily that I cracked the bowl. That is going to be a pretty ugly repair!

    As for the phosphoric acid that has to be a Poison d'Avril, a completely different kettle of fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    I always wash in fresh water as we have a softener installed. I had my shower and took your advice. I opened a can of sardines, lifted them out with a fork and drank the oil. I just got to the toilet in time but sat on it so heavily that I cracked the bowl. That is going to be a pretty ugly repair!

    As for the phosphoric acid that has to be a Poison d'Avril, a completely different kettle of fish.


    BTW chlorine is best for toilet bowls

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    We use Eau de Javel in the toilet, the stuff CitroŽn used to help his cars rust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    We use Eau de Javel in the toilet, the stuff CitroŽn used to help his cars rust.
    OK , so you dudes need to add caustic soda to the chlorine to make sodium hypochlorite.

    I guess a "stronger brew" is required for cleaning with the typically French diet?


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    Since unfortunate experiences in WW1, the use of chlorine is banned. It being a gas, its eventual point of application is subject to the vagaries of wind, another by-product of the French diet.

    I suspect that this thread is nothing more than another anti-rust additive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    Since unfortunate experiences in WW1, the use of chlorine is banned. It being a gas, its eventual point of application is subject to the vagaries of wind, another by-product of the French diet.

    I suspect that this thread is nothing more than another anti-rust additive.
    Touchť

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    Threeche!
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    Creche.

    I think that's the only kind of rust that can be stopped with mortein. Hopefully though the company won't hear about it. We don't need another TV ad.
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