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Homemade Rust Remover Recipes

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Need a good, cheap rust remover? Here are two:

Rust Remover Recipe I

INGREDIENTS

  • White vinegar

PREPARATION

1. Apply undiluted white vinegar to the rust by spraying or dabbing it on (if the object is large), or by submerging the rusted object in vinegar (if the object is small).

2. Allow the vinegar to soak in for 30 minutes. Then, rinse the object off; and dry thoroughly.

3. Repeat the process, if rust remains.

Rust Remover Recipe II

INGREDIENTS

  • Borax
  • Lemon juice

PREPARATION

1. Mix together equal parts Borax and lemon juice.

2. Apply the resulting solution to the rust by spraying or dabbing it on (if the object is large), or by submerging the object in a bath of the solution (if the object is small).

3. Allow the solution to soak in for 30 minutes. Then, rinse the object off; and dry thoroughly.

4. Repeat the process, if rust remains.

Benefits of Making Your Own Rust Removers

  • inexpensive
  • fast-acting
  • no harsh chemicals or fumes

Tips and Warnings

1) Objects may appear black after being soaked in vinegar or lemon juice, but should return to their original color after being rinsed in water.

2) Borax sells under the name 20 Mule Team, and can be found on the laundry aisle.

3) Keep vinegar and Borax out of the reach of children and pets

4) Do not reuse spray bottles that have contained other chemicals

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