Ways to Remove Rust From Just About Anything

Ways to Remove Rust From Just About Anything


A rust remover can help you to remove corrosive scars from your valuables.

Scientifically rust is an iron oxide, and this occurs when any compound that consists of ion gets exposed to oxygen over a long enough period of time. Moisture, which is usually in the form of water, tends to be the factor that accelerates this process.

Not only do rusted objects become eyesores but they can also be damaging to the surface of your valuables. The longer these objects are kept untreated, the more corrosion tends to occur on them. Eventually, they get completely eaten away leaving unsightly holes over the metal surface.

This doesn’t have to be the case for your valuable. To fight these problems, we are going to introduce you to some rust removers that can be used easily at home. Here they are:

1.    Rust Remover: Vinegar

This is a strong rust remover because it consists of acetic or citric acid. If you want to remove rust from your screws for example, then all you need to do is soak them all in vinegar. About half a litre of this natural rust remover should work well. You can use white vinegar or apple cider. Objects should be ideally placed in this powerful liquid for about a day to experience the best effects.


2.     Rust Remover: Lemon

If you’re having trouble removing rust from some affected components, then you’ll need to put in some elbow grease to get the job done.

Salt can be rubbed onto the affected area and when it has been coated thoroughly, you can go ahead and squeeze your lime or lemon over the salt. Squeeze out as much juice as possible and then let this powerful rust remover do its job for 2 to 3 hours. Once the time has passed, go ahead and scrub the layer off. You’ll notice that the rust should remove easily.


3.    Rust Remover: Head To Your Washroom

If for some reason you can’t get your hands-on lemons or vinegar, you can try using a toothbrush and some baking soda. All you need to do is pour some baking soda into a bowl and then pour enough water in it to form a paste. This paste should be thick enough that it doesn’t run but also shouldn’t crumble away.

Once you’ve got this rust remover ready, you can apply this over the affected area and let it stay there for a couple of hours. Once this time has passed, you should use the toothbrush to scrub away at the rust. Voila, the metal surface will be as good as new.

Removing rust is easy as one, two and three. You just need the right rust removers in your arsenal.


  1. Rust Remover: WD-40

You can try using some WD-40 to remove your rust also. Just soak the item and scrub it with a wire brush. Make sure to test a small area first to ensure this method doesn’t cause any damage. Apply WD-40 regularly to metal items to help prevent the rust coming back.


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