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Asked on Jul 10, 2018

How do you get rust off of the interior of a plastic cooler?



5 answers
  • Linda Sikut
    on Jul 10, 2018

    Hi Pg,
    You should be able to scrub it off with a scrubbing pad or 0000 steel wool. There are other things you can try if that doesn't work. Visit this website to see other possibilities. Wishing you the best.
  • Suellen Hintz
    on Jul 10, 2018

    Try a scrub of dampened baking soda. If that doesn't work you can buy rust removers but they're harsh.
  • Susan
    on Jul 10, 2018

    Hi Pg, I have recently discovered that rust can be removed from fabric by squeezing lemon juice on the rust marks and then leave out in the sun! You could try that on your cooler, if not, I gather o alic acid will remove rust stains, but I would try a small amount in an inconspicuous place first - just in case it melts the plastic, though I don't imagine it would. Good luck

  • Sharon
    on Jul 10, 2018

    I would try some Bar Keeper's Friend and a green abrasive pad.

  • Pg
    on Jul 10, 2018

    Thank you. I have that product, and will try it.

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