post I wanted to test a couple rust removal theories, and chances are they would have been successful, but I got busy and forgot about my little containers.
I'd say if you're going to try to remove rust in the future, do as I did and try your method on something that isn't valuable to you. Better yet, follow Bob or Patrick's advice! In the comments for my original post Bob recommended Ospho, a product that can be found in most hardware stores, and Patrick recommended soaking rusty objects in coke. I have actually heard of the latter method, and I'd be confident in trusting their suggestions!