Of all the tools used to clean rust from metal, baking soda is one that you may already own. Clean rust from metal using baking soda with help from a maintenance technician in this free video clip.
Hello, my name is Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors. Today, I'm going to show you how to remove rust with baking soda. For this, you're going to need a couple tools. Baking soda, some water, a scratch pad, and a dish to mix them in. Step one, take your baking soda and put it in the dish. Take your water and mix them. You want to create almost a paste out of it. Take the object that you're removing the rest from, and place some of the baking soda paste on there. Take your scratch pad and gently scrub. After you get the baking soda paste spread over the entire rust area, go ahead and apply some pressure. That should handle your rust. You may have to repeat this a couple times to make sure that all the rust is cleaned off of what you're removing the rust from. Now, if the rust has advanced in stage and actually started to destroy the metal like you can see here, you're going to want to use a grinder to remove all the rust. Using the baking soda will not remove the rust that has actually set into the metal. It will only remove the surface rust. My name is Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors, and that's how you remove rust with baking soda.