Asked on Apr 5, 2020

What is a good rust remover?

Deb KBethDonna Becker Collbohm


15 answers
  • Deb K
    Deb K
    on Apr 5, 2020

    Hello Dco, hope this link helps you out,

  • Linda
    on Apr 5, 2020

    I use limeaway to remove rust. If it is real bad it may not come off.

  • Cynthia H
    Cynthia H
    on Apr 5, 2020

    Hi! Anything acidic works well, as does WD40. I keep a can of coke for clean-up, and I have also used vinegar. A wire brush will help you clean it up, too. The rust will go flying if you use a wire brush or sander, so wear protective equipment, especially goggles or safety glasses. Whatever you have to use, let it work overnight if possible or at least a couple of hours to get your best help with the rust. Good luck and stay safe!

  • Vimarhonor
    on Apr 5, 2020

    Hello. Commercial products like CLR work well. Where is your rust? Sometimes product recommendations may be geared to what you’re removing the rust from and degree of deterioration. Posting a photo might help.

  • It might depend on what material you’re trying to remove rust from. Make sure you read the label on whatever you pick to make sure it’s appropriate.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    Kelli L. Milligan
    on Apr 5, 2020

    On what? Metal or a different surface? If metal use WD40 and steel wool.

  • Dee
    on Apr 5, 2020

    Rustoleum makes a good rust remover. Or use Navel Jelly

  • Janerose
    on Apr 5, 2020

    I do know personally that if its something that can fit in a container...

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      on Apr 6, 2020


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  • Redcatcec
    on Apr 5, 2020

    My question exactly, what are you trying to remove rust from, makes all the difference in the world so you can get the help you need.

  • AlisonMary
    on Apr 5, 2020

    WD40 the oil in a spray can, I find this really good, leave it on for 30 mins -1 hour and gently rub with steal wool or toothbrush, hope it helps.

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    on Apr 6, 2020

    Here are several options:

    • 1 Evapo-Rust Original Super Safe Rust Remover.
    • 2 Iron OUT Rust Stain Remover Spray Gel.
    • 3 WD-40 Specialist Rust Remover Soak.
    • 4 Rust Converter ULTRA.
    • 5 CLR Calcium Lime Rust Remover.
    • 6 Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath.
    • 7 Loctite Naval Jelly Rust Dissolver.

  • K. Rupp
    K. Rupp
    on Apr 6, 2020

    You can soak in vinegar and then steel wool:). Spray with a rustoleum rust preventative spray

  • Donna Becker Collbohm
    Donna Becker Collbohm
    on Apr 6, 2020

    Thank you for all the suggestions

    Rust stains were on the treated front walkway and the CLR did the trick.

  • Beth
    on Apr 7, 2020

    If it's a small bit of rust, I like to use wire brushes on a dremel to remove the rust.

  • Deb K
    Deb K
    on Apr 8, 2020

    Happy to hear you found a solution!

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