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Hello. I read a thread in this forum about making rust for use in thermite. I put bleach and vinegar into a poland spring bottle (1:1 ratio) and stuck into the bottle an old steel tool I found in my garage. This tool was already starting to rust, so I figured it would be a good candidate. I let the reaction proceed for about 30 minutes, after which the solution turned black. I dumped out the solution and found that the tool only rusted a little bit. I tried it again, but instead left it overnight. It rusted a little bit more but it did not produce anything usable. What could I be doing wrong? I took a (very LARGE) picture of the tool after "rusting": http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/8872/00001ne7.jpg
Most hardware stores stock steel wool.
Quote from: DoctorBeaver on 21/06/2007 07:40:14Most hardware stores stock steel wool.Steel has iron in it, but it would not work as well as straight iron. Am I right? If so, I don't know where to get iron wool from. This thread is the first time I've ever heard of iron wool.