How do you fix a rusted out mailbox that is enclosed in brick?

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  • Susan Massey Susan Massey on Jan 05, 2018
    Insert a smaller mailbox!

  • Jean Jean on Jan 05, 2018
    try spraying with WD-40 or rub a heavy oil on then scrub with steel wool. if you want to repaint it make sure to wipe it down to get the oil off first then repaint

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 05, 2018
    Try WD- 40 to help the rust if you can't open box, or use Rustolium Paint for Rust Metal items.

  • Kate Mackinnon Kate Mackinnon on Jan 06, 2018
    Rust-eze and it too can look as good as Lightning McQueen!  I have watched Cars way too many times! LOL

    Rustoleum is a great product to use. Try the hammered look Rustoleum to blend in any patches of rust you can't sand down.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Jan 06, 2018
    I am a retired Letter Carrier.... several of my customers removed the arched top of the brick, making just a brick pillar, with a flat top... then replacing the mailbox with a newer, larger one... and not enclosing the box into the brick... just make sure the height is correct (36-42 inches from the bottom of the box to the ROAD surface) and that the front edge of the box is even with the road edge.

  • Rusty Rusty on Jan 09, 2018
    I would try using Flex Seal spray to coat the inside. It comes in several colors and would absolutely seal the inside of the mailbox to further damage.