How to Remove Rust From Tin


Your favorite baking pans and cookie sheets always seem to be the ones that collect the most rust. Tin is a soft, crystalline metal that is silvery white when not rusted. You can readily restore rusty tin to its natural luster.

Things You'll Need

  • Steel wool pads
  • Potato
  • Baking soda
  • Kerosene or turpentine
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cola drink
  • Rub the rust with super-fine steel wool. Rinse with warm soap and water should do the trick.

  • Rub the rust with a peeled potato dipped in baking soda or salt.

  • Soak the tin in container containing a cola drink. Soak and then let dry. Rub off the rust.

  • Rub rusty tools with a soap-filled steel wool pad dipped in kerosene or turpentine. Follow by rubbing with wadded aluminum foil on the tools.


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