How do I remove rust?

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  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 19, 2019

    Clothes, chrome or what?

  • Cindy Cindy on Jan 19, 2019

    Hi Kat. I'm Cindy. Vinegar will remove rust. Soak the rusted item in a dish covered with vinegar. Let it set for 1 - 2 days. Rust will come right off. Another rust-remover is a paste made with salt and lemon juice. Cover the rusted areas and let set for a couple hours. Then remove the paste and scour the item with scrubbie pad. Wishing you the best. Good luck Kat.

  • Everything Pretty Everything Pretty on Jan 19, 2019

    What are you trying to remove it from?

  • By Brittany Goldwyn By Brittany Goldwyn on Jan 22, 2019

    Depending on what you're removing it from, check out these posts. https://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=rust%20remover

  • Deb K Deb K on Sep 13, 2021

    Hello, hope these help you out

    from a toilet - Vinegar and lemon juice: First, pour two cups of basic white vinegar into the toilet bowl, and let it sit overnight. If there are stains above the water line, make sure to coat them with the vinegar. This method will work on the stains above the water line, but will primarily take care of rusty rings.

    1. from a tub - Make a paste using baking soda and a little water. ...
    2. Spread the paste on the areas of your tub that have rust stains.
    3. Let this sit overnight.
    4. The next morning, gently scrub the paste away with the microfiber cloth.
    5. Rinse any remaining baking soda from the tub.
    6. Repeat as needed.


    1. from concrete - Pour the lemon juice and/or white vinegar directly onto the stain.
    2. If combining both liquids, use a 1:1 ratio.
    3. Leave the solution on the concrete from 10 to 20 minutes.
    4. Vigorously brush the rust stain with the hard-bristle brush.
    5. Rinse the area with clean, cold water.

    from metal - Mix water and baking soda into a thick paste and spread the paste all over the metal, making sure that rusty spots are well covered. Let the paste sit on the object for an hour or so. Use steel wool or a wire brush to scour the object and remove the rust. Rinse the paste off with water and dry thoroughly.


    from clothing - to remove rust stains from clothes, mix a few drops of hydrogen peroxide together with a teaspoon of tartar cream and baking soda. Apply the resulting paste onto the stain, let it sit for 30 minutes, then rinse it thoroughly and wash the clothes as usual.