To remove rust from steel, spray WD40 on the rust and then sand the area lightly with fine-grit sandpaper, avoiding scratching the surface of the steel. Use a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice to remove heavy areas of rust with tips 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 a steel surface. So if we look at this table saw here just over a period of time you will have a little bit of a surface rust build up. See you can kind of see here towards the back and right here and some other areas right here. It is very typical that over a period of time you'll get some surface rust built up. Now an easy way to take care of this and to get rid of this is just to use something like WD40 and just spray these areas and you want to use a really fine sand paper so something like a 320 or 400 grit and just very lightly work that WD40 over the surface using the sand paper and just with some very light strokes because we don't want to really break down the surface at all, we just want to remove that surface rust so just with a few quick strokes we can come in here and very easily remove the rust from the surface. Now the WD40 helps to remove the rust but it also helps to condition your surface so it keeps the moisture displaced from the surface and keeps that, also will act as a rust inhibitor in the future. Now if you've got some little heavier rust areas you can also just with some baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar you can mix up a paste and the vinegar or the lemon juice and the baking soda will work together and you can actually spread this on rust spots and it will actually break down and dissolve that rust over a period of time and then you can just take some paper towels and wipe that up. You know typically something like a water displacement spray or a light oil or your mixture you can take care of most of your surface problems with any steel that you might have around the house. So I'm Tim Gipson and that's how to remove rust from steel.
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