How do you all remove old and aged old rust from metal and steel?


I have a few all new bolts and all new screws that all got rusty and all so old they all go to my work bench i bought a few years ago and I wont be able to buy new ones for it all had them all out I was thnkng maybe air all did it but im not sure i would like to get rid of all the rusty old whatever did it to them

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  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Oct 24, 2018

    You can soak them in Coke Cola. It removes rust . I can no longer drink Coke after seeing that

  • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Oct 24, 2018

    Extra Fine Sandpaper or a Coarse Cotton Cloth and Vinegar.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Oct 24, 2018

    Don't leave in too long, will eat it

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  • Kelly Denoyer Russell Kelly Denoyer Russell on Oct 25, 2018

    Coca-Cola does contain small amounts of citric acid and phosphoric acid; however, all the insinuations about the dangers these acids might pose to people who drink Coca-Cola ignore a simple concept familiar to any first-year chemistry student: concentration. Coca-Cola contains less citric acid than does orange juice, and the concentration of phosphoric acid in Coke is far too small. By comparison, the gastric acid in your stomach’s digestive fluids is much stronger than any of the acids found in Coca-Cola. So now that we’ve cleared that up. A much better solution would be to place nuts and bolts in an empty water bottle. Pour a couple inches of apple cider vinegar in the bottle covering the items. Give it a good shake and let sit overnight. Rinse in the morning. Spray with WD 40 (dirty-but more common in Households) or garage door lubricant (my preferred because it’s clear and clean). That will coat them and help prevent future rust. I use the garage door lubricant in place of all wd40 projects. These two will also help remove rusty screws that wont come out.

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    • Kelly Denoyer Russell Kelly Denoyer Russell on Oct 25, 2018

      Rust on glass? Or sediment? I use regular vinegar in my rinse compartment on my dishwasher. Never buy the store rinse. However often glasses get etched in the dishwasher. Minerals and soap permanently scratch the surface. I wash any fancy glass. I also use it in my rinse agent in washing machine. Not all the time there but sometimes I just dilute my laundry soap and dump in dispenser. Vinegar is basically wonderful 😊 Coffee pots....Not sure I answered your question?

  • Carol Kelly Carol Kelly on Oct 25, 2018

    Use a wire brush connected to a power drill

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