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post #1 of 15 Old 01-24-2011, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Question Rusty Bit.?

so I have my briddle and the bit is rusty.
I couldn't remember if I could use it or not.
Its a bit I need but haven't used it in a while. Its a twisted snaffle bit, and rustedd right where the are linked in the midddle. Is there something I can use to clean it orr?????

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post #2 of 15 Old 01-24-2011, 08:49 AM
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You can clean rusty buts by soaking them in lemon juice or
Vinegar. Then have a good scrub, And a rinse. Then dry the bit leaving no moisture as this causes rust. If you have no lemon juice or vinegar a paste made out of water abs baking soda would also do the job.
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post #3 of 15 Old 01-24-2011, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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You can clean rusty buts by soaking them in lemon juice or
Vinegar. Then have a good scrub, And a rinse. Then dry the bit leaving no moisture as this causes rust. If you have no lemon juice or vinegar a paste made out of water abs baking soda would also do the job.
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ok awesome thanks! I will do that

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Did I put buts? I meant bits... (facepalm)
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Sweet Iron bits are supposed to rust I think, it has something to do with the taste?

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Sweet Iron bits are supposed to rust I think, it has something to do with the taste?
ohh well its a dark bit.... its a walking horse bit, works amazing on my horse

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Did I put buts? I meant bits... (facepalm)
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I know they sell rusted bits because the horses love the taste...

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post #9 of 15 Old 01-24-2011, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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whooops I ment good.... ok wellthanks I didnt want my boy getting sick cause I wasn't forsure thanks

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post #10 of 15 Old 01-24-2011, 06:20 PM
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I prefer to stick them in a tub of CocaCola! Does a far better job then lemon juice or vinegar!

If you get the rust off and the bit is undamaged (i.e has no sharp edges) then it is fine to use.

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