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Old 10-12-06, 10:38 AM
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Rust removal

How would I go about cleaning rust off of Metal rocking chair springs
 
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Naval jelly works well, but can be a little nasty. Otherwise, WD40, a scrub pad and some elbow grease will usually work.
 
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Originally Posted by mitch17
Naval jelly works well, but can be a little nasty. Otherwise, WD40, a scrub pad and some elbow grease will usually work.

Is it a Myth that Coke works?
 
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The Coca Cola Company claims that it is a myth that its soft drink can be used for all purposes for which it is acclaimed. http://www2.coca-cola.com/contactus/myths_rumors/packaging_cleaner.html

Coke contains phosphoric acid and will remove slight amounts of rust. The point is that there are better things for removing rust.

Drink the Coke and use WD-40 and 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper. The advantage of WD-40 is that it fills pores and rust with a noncorrosive substance and prevents additional rusting. Then apply several coats of paste wax to control rust formation in the future.
 
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wd-40 sounds like the way to go..i would then tape off any areas you dont want primed and hit it with a spray can of a rustoleum type product...i wouldnt take the springs off...if they are old they may pop or you may have a hard time getting them back into shape
 
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If it's just light rust and not flaking off, hit it with a rust conversion product and then topcoat or leave it as is; the rust conversion product will turn essentially a black color.
 
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Well I took my chances with the Coke just for ha ha's and guess what...................IT WORKED AWESOME!!!! 10 Years of caked on rust gone after 24 hours of soaking in Coke
 
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make sure you top coat or seal the springs in some way..now that you have that rust off..to prevent further issues
 
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I doubt that spraying Rustoleum or any type of primer on metal that has been coated with WD-40 will do any good.

It'd be like spray painting to bottom of a skillet that you had just sprayed with PAM.

The Rustoleum or primer will not adhere to a lubricated surface.
 
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