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    Found a killer deal on Ascorbic acid (for metal stains)


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    Re: Found a killer deal on Ascorbic acid (for metal stains)

    I used citric acid for my stains. Worked great. I found it in a local market for $2.99/lb. It may also be labeled as Lemon Salt. You might need to use more than ascorbic, but it's much cheaper.
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    Re: Found a killer deal on Ascorbic acid (for metal stains)

    You tend to need twice as much citric acid as ascorbic acid. That makes the citric acid effectively $6/lb which is more than the $5/lb for ascorbic acid listed in the web site linked to in first post. Of course it should be possible to find citric acid for less than $3/lb.
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    Re: Found a killer deal on Ascorbic acid (for metal stains)

    Good to know. I'm ordering that Vitamin C shortly.

    5 lbs for $24.95 is a deal I can't pass up. Link in the first post.

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    Re: Found a killer deal on Ascorbic acid (for metal stains)

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    Good to know. I'm ordering that Vitamin C shortly.

    5 lbs for $24.95 is a deal I can't pass up. Link in the first post.
    I just got some more, another 5 pounds from capnutra. This stuff is really spiking on ebay. Most are now $60 for 5 lbs, and this is $25!

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    Re: Found a killer deal on Ascorbic acid (for metal stains)

    That's a good price at $5 per pound and better than the $6.50 per pound at PCNetwoRx.
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    Re: Found a killer deal on Ascorbic acid (for metal stains)

    Ya I got mine from PCNetwoRx the other week, but paid $40 (includes shipping)
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    Re: Found a killer deal on Ascorbic acid (for metal stains)

    Will this remedy a small rust stain?
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    Re: Found a killer deal on Ascorbic acid (for metal stains)

    PharmerAnthony, you should ask questions in your own topic (unless you are asking the original poster something to do with their post).
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    Re: Found a killer deal on Ascorbic acid (for metal stains)

    Has anyone ordered this from CapNutra and used it? I just ordered it, I couldn't pass it up. I hope it's legit.
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    Re: Found a killer deal on Ascorbic acid (for metal stains)

    Yes I ordered it last month and am just finishing up my treatment.
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