Repairing a Metal Birdbath

Over time metal birdbaths can become rusty or even develop holes and leak. In order to repair the bath in either of these situations you will need to research your options and the time and cost involved. This page offers some suggestions for repairing a metal birdbath.
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I have a large, old, metal birdbath. It has started leaking because of corrosion and am wondering if anyone knows how to restore-fix it.

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August 21, 20160 found this helpful
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Presuming you like the look of the exterior but don't want the expense of hiring someone to braise or weld the metal, why not simply find a plastic or glass bowl which fits inside? Spray paint the exterior and you should be good to go.

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June 22, 2005

I have rust inside my metal birdbath. What can I do to remove it?

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ladydi

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By Seagrape (Guest Post)
June 24, 20050 found this helpful
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Let it dry out then use the wire brush wheels on a hand drill to clean off as much rust as possible. If rust remains in the crevices try something containing oxalic acid, such as Zud Household Cleanser or Bar Keeper's Friend cleanser, and make a paste out of it and rub it into the crevices and let it set for awhile.

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Then clean as best you can, (perhaps with a Dremel) rinse well and let it dry out. Ask for suggestions at a big home supply store as to what you can paint on to prevent further rust and will still be non-toxic to birds. Good luck.

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