This Cream Eats Metal
January 27, 2010 6:36 PM Subscribe
Are there any types of substances that cause rapid metallic corrosion? For some reason, I've always imagined that there was a magic acidic cream or salve that you could rub on, say, a metal barn roof, and it would corrode very, very quickly. Is this completely a fantasy, or is this somehow based in something that exists?
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