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How to Clean Rust From Metal Elements?

Jun 13, 2008
Have you got rust in your chrome bumper? Do you want to try any specific brand of cold drinks to clean rust from chrome?

There are so many rumors all over the world (wherever that specific brand of cold drink is available) about that specific brand, that it does not matter any more if it has a cleaning quality or not. It has got a name for itself.

Anyways, there are lots of ways that people employ to remove rust from chrome body - for example, car bumper, bicycle, etc. If some people are happy with the use of regular chrome polish, some people are happy with steel wool to remove rust from chrome. Most of them have their own reasons to show.

So, what is your take at this point? If you are not sure what people really try to clean chrome parts, let's take a look at the following paragraphs. Apart from giving you some real life ideas, it may also help you to decide what you need to do.

Chrome polish and rag: This is one of the most popular ways to clean rust from chrome products. However, it is often used in less expensive products of daily wear and tear. For example this is used to clean rust from car bumpers or bicycles. And it is used when the amount of rust is not too high or when they have not damaged the metal a lot. However, you would need to polish the chrome well after cleaning it. Some people do not like the idea as it is sometimes too laborious and the output is not always very exciting.

Naval Jelly: Some people would use it to clean rust from chrome elements and some people are against it for their own reasons. However, it does not suit every metal and may cause harm.

WD 40: People sometimes use it to clean rust from iron products like cast iron. You would need to hose the cast iron product with WD 40 and leave things as it is for around 10 to 15 minutes. After that you would need to hose it again and scrub the metal with steel wool with more amount of WD 40 to clean it properly. However, after cleaning you would need to work hard to dry the metal element or it may get rust again.

Steal Wool: A lot of people will agree that steel wool is just the perfect thing to remove rust from any metal surface. They would manage and time and strength to rub the rust until it is clean. The best steel wool is that of #000000 grade (if you can find it in a local store). However, you would need to polish the metal well after rust removal.

Aluminum Foil: Some people use aluminum foil to clean rust from metal surface. However, you would need to polish the metal well after removing rust from the metal. For example, if you are using aluminum foil to remove rust from a chrome surface you would need to apply chrome polish after removing rust.

Organic rust removers: These are some of the best rust removal products that most of the people use to remove rust from metal. This is effective and mild and at the same time you do not need to work hard physically to clean rust - no scrubbing required. However, it is always recommended that you should select some organic rust remover so that it does not harm your skin or other elements.

So what are you using to clean rust from metal next time?
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