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Easy Ways to Remove Rust

Steel is a material that is used to construct various products like vehicles and appliances. They are also utilized to craft buildings and other various structures such as windmills and bridges. Basically, steel pipes from the Philippines – or anywhere in the world – are important materials that can be used to build almost every product or construction that you use or see around you.

Easy Ways to Remove Rust

As unbreakable as they might look, steel is actually susceptible to rusting. Steel starts to rust when it is exposed to acid water, salty water, or a combination of water and oxygen. Do not worry because there are plenty of ways to remove rust and here are some of them:

  • Baking Soda
Baking Soda

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One of the most common products at home, baking soda is not just an ingredient for cakes but it can be used to remove rust as well. All you have to do is rinse the rusting item and shake it dry. Afterwards, sprinkle some baking soda on the rusty areas and leave it for an hour. Then, get a metal brush to scrub the rust off of your item.

You can use baking soda to remove rust from your gardening tools, baking pans, and patio furniture.

  • White Vinegar
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Photo courtesy: http://www.rd.com

Another thing that you can use to remove rust from metal objects that are rusty is white vinegar. If the item is quite small, pour vinegar on a container and soak the rusty material on it. However, if the object is big enough that you cannot put it in a container just pour vinegar in a rag and wrap it in the rusty area of the item. You can also directly pour the white vinegar into the rusty surface of the object, let the vinegar do its magic, and then wipe it with a rag after about an hour.

You can use white vinegar to remove rust from nails or bolts.

  • Lemon and Salt
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Photo courtesy: http://www.palecow.net

A mixture of lemon juice and salt can be used to remove rust from any material. Just apply the mixture to the rusty areas and leave it for an hour or so. Afterwards, scrub it to remove the rust. Just repeat the procedure if rust remains and then rinse the object and dry it. The acidic properties of lemons, combined with the abrasive action of salt, can help remove salt effectively.

You can use lemon and salt to remove rust from porcelain tubs and kitchen tools.

  • Potatoes
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Photo courtesy: http://www.clumsycrafter.com

Aside from the items mentioned above, you can also use potatoes to remove rust form any of your metal materials. The oxalic acid that potatoes contain is pretty helpful in removing rust. To improve its effectiveness, you can combine potato with three things: salt, baking soda, or dish soap. All you have to do is cut a potato in half and spread salt on the open surface. Afterwards, rub it on the rusty area until the rust is removed. Instead of salt, you can also cover the cut surface of the potato with baking soda or dish soap instead.

You can use potatoes to remove small rusty areas in metal surfaces.

Rust can make metal objects weaker. To maintain objects made of steel in good condition, it is necessary for you to remove rusty areas as soon as you spot them. Use the items mentioned above to remove rust effectively.

Photo courtesy: http://www.pexels.com

Photo courtesy: http://www.pexels.com

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About the Author

Jeric is a freelance writer that features food, lifestyle, travel, animals (mostly creepy crawlies), DIY subjects, and nature. He is an adventurer, taking on the world and everything it has to offer, may it be the good and the bad. He also has a weird love for reggae and sharks.

Sources:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/ocr_gateway_pre_2011/rocks_metals/5_cars_for_scrap1.Shtml

https://www.reference.Com/science/products-made-steel-ae3584f025349fd9

http://www.apartmenttherapy.Com/how-to-clean-rust-off-old-loaf-141206

http://www.remediesandherbs.com/5-natural-ways-to-remove-rust/

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Disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only.

Lazada Philippines

1 comment

  1. McKenzie

    I have never heard of potatoes to remove rust. Thank you for sharing these options!

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