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How To Remove Rust Naturally

Discussion in 'How To Videos' started by Nautical Gator, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    How To Remove Rust Naturally

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  2. David Orlando

    David Orlando Master Gunner

    Hmmm. I've got a few tools in mind for this! Thanks
  3. Hal

    Hal Pirate

    i have got to try this thanks
  4. Greg and Tabitha

    Greg and Tabitha Cabin Boy

    My neighbor turned me on to cleaning rusty fuel tanks with vinegar. It works great. Only problem was some of the rust came back immediately while I was letting it dry. It works even better on the rust if you use a green 3m pad.

    AL KEARCE Mate

    That is some useful information. Thanks for another great tip Sam.
  6. George No Clue

    George No Clue Cabin Boy

    Do you think it will work on boat seat vinyl?
  7. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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  8. SailFisher

    SailFisher Junior Member

    Thank you. I may be able to revive a great many tools now.
  9. This process works really well. I've used it old axe heads, hoes and miscellaneous items for some time. On heavily rusted tools/items it needs to soak in the vinegar for a day or two, a frothy, rusty foam will form on top of the liquid. For this reason it's best to perform the treatment in an area where the scent and potential for staining is not a issue. Sam' Club has 2-1 gal. jugs of vinegar for cheap.
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  10. JDP

    JDP Pirate

    Good stuff. Will to use the toothbrush afterwards..
  11. Fcsoccer11

    Fcsoccer11 Pirate

    I'm going to have to give this a try, thanks
  12. You will want to rinse with a baking soda/water solution to cease any acidic action afterwards. When doing severely rusted tools (i.e. axe heads, hoes, rakes, etc.) I have had to leave them in the vinegar overnight.
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  13. Jeepster

    Jeepster Swabbie

    Good Stuff here. Thanks for sharing.
  14. WetBandit

    WetBandit Pirate in the making

    Man, I had no idea. I already clean everything with vinegar, I keep a spray bottle of 50/50 water & vinegar around the house for generic cleaning purposes. This tip will come in handy!

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