Removing rust from stainless steel usually requires just a little bit of light oil, such as WD40, and some sanding with a fine sandpaper. Avoid etching the surface of stainless steel when removing rust, and consider using a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice to gently remove rust with help from a remodeling contractor and home repair specialist in this free video on rust removal.
Hi I'm Tim Gipson and I'm going to talk to you about how to remove rust from stainless steel. Typically some places you'll find stainless steel around the house is either in a stainless steel sink or maybe something like this pocket knife. Typically the blades are made of stainless steel. Now stainless steel is pretty good about not rusting but over a period of time just wear and tear you can break down through the surface and you can get some mild rusting but usually it is something that is going to be very light and just very light on the surface so usually what you can do with stainless steel is you can take something like a WD40 and just spray it on there and usually if you just take a paper towel and wipe it down it will usually get most of that surface rust off. In some cases you might want to take like a really fine sand paper like a 320 or a 400 grit and just lightly sand it to remove that and you don't want to be very aggressive with the sand paper because one thing with stainless steel is you don't want to break down the surface of that or etch it because that will cause more problems in the future. If it is something like in a sink or something like this you may want to use some natural ways to do it. You can just take some baking soda and some lemon juice or some vinegar and mix it up in a paste and then you can just spread that on to your sink or on to your stainless steel item and let it sit for a little bit. It is going to break down that rust and dissolve it and then you can just come back and wipe it down and you'll have a nice clean surface. It is good to use in your sink because that way you know you are not using any kind of chemicals. If you are washing vegetables or washing some fruits in there you don't have to worry about that in your sink. So I'm Tim Gipson and that's how to remove rust from stainless steel.
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