Home Remedies to Remove Rust

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There are many home remedies for removing rust. Many of the remedies use products that can be found in your home already. Rub away that rust in a few steps with these tried-and-true tricks.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 jar of white vinegar
  • 1 bottle of naval jelly
  • 1 sheet of aluminum foil 11" X 11"
  • 1 can of Coca Cola 12 oz.
  • 1 SOS scrubbing pad
  • 1 quart-sized glass jar

Removing Rust From Tools, Nuts, Bolts and Screws

  • Fill a quart-sized jar with white vinegar.

  • Immerse the tool into vinegar and allow it to soak over night.

  • Immerse rusted nuts, bolts or screws in a separate jar of vinegar to clean these as well.

  • Remove the tool, nuts, bolts or screws and wipe them clean of rust.

  • Prevent recurrence by coating cleaned tools, nuts, bolts or screws in light oil.

Remove Rust Spots From Chrome and Automobile Trim

  • Apply a thin coat of naval jelly to the rusted area and scrub it using a SOS pad. Allow it to stay on the surface for 10 minutes.

  • Rinse the naval jelly off using soap and water. Dry any chrome with a towel.

  • Cover chrome with coat of automobile polish and wax to prevent rust recurrence.

Alternate Method for Removing Rust From Chrome and Trim

  • Apply a coating of Coca Cola to the rusted area using a sponge.

  • Use a crumpled sheet of aluminum foil to scrub the cola-coated rust area.

  • Rinse it with soap and water after the rust is removed.

  • Coat the area with automobile polish and wax to prevent rust recurrence.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are cleaning many tools or fasteners, change the vinegar in the jar as it becomes cloudy or muddy in appearance.
  • Wear rubber gloves when using naval jelly.
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