Whether it's tools that got left out in the rain or just general clean up, there are a lot of reasons to clean rust off of metal. Your metal items will last longer and loot nicer if you keep them free of rust. This is a guide about removing rust from metal.
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My canning pot has rust on the bottom. What's the best way to remove it?
How do I remove rust from metal items?
By Robin from Tobyhanna, PA
By Laure Sullivan10/17/2010
I was going to say WD-40 also. But the post from Pixiedust7 covers it all!
My teapot boiled dry, the bottom was red when I remembered it, and now it's rusted on the inside. Is it ruined? If not, what can I use to get the rust out? Bon Ami isn't working too well.
How do I remove rust marks from a gold metal table? It could be chrome, but it is gold colored.
By T from Bergen County, NJ
Have you used sandpaper? Do you just want to get rid of the rust without painting? If you want to paint, I read of a tip long ago that my dad used to keep rust from coming through. My dad found a wrought iron plant stand with shelves that was covered with rust at the city dump. He sanded the worst spots and then I told him about the tip, to cover it with vinegar. He repainted and never had a bit of the rust come through again.
If you do not want to paint, there are products at home improvement stores that you put on to get rid of rust.
I have a metal box grater that has some rust on it. Can it still be used and if so, how can I clean the rust off of it?
By Maryeileen from Brooklyn, OH
By Vi Johnson11/15/2010
Maryeileen, try using "Barkeepers" cleanser. Just be real careful not to grate your fingers. I have yet to see one of those metal graters NOT rust.
Good Luck. GG Vi
I have a Peg Perego stroller and the front wheels are stuck. The bolts have rusted. Any suggestions for unrusting so I can change the bolts?
By Barbie (Guest Post)03/19/2005
WD-40 reapeat if necessarry....
Kroil will work too....