Removing rust from garage door track

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Old 02-13-19, 04:27 PM
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Removing rust from garage door track

Hello, the base or bottom (where it means concrete floor) of one end of my garage door track is starting to rust. How can I safely remove this rust before it spreads further. Thanks
 
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Welcome to the forums.

A wire brush or emery cloth sandpaper would work.
One of those wire brushes that you put in a drill would make the job easy.
After the rust is removed you'll need to paint the track to keep it from rusting further.
 
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Thank you. Just a brush? Any spray I could use to loosen if not remove the rust entirely?
 
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Old 02-13-19, 08:18 PM
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A spray..... like a rust remover spray ? Not something I'd use. You could try it.
I like the wire brush in the drill method. Makes the job quick and easy.
 
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After the rust is removed you'll need to paint the track to keep it from rusting further.
and not just any paint, you need to use a rust inhibitive primer and then top coat with a solvent based finish. Rustoleum is one of the more easy to find brands.

While there are some spray on rust convertors, nothing is better than mechanically/physically removing the rust.
 
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Just a note...the track shouldn't be touching the ground. When I installed a few for myself and neighbors, I used a piece of 3/8 plywood during assy, then removed it after and slathered a little Rustoleum type paint on the bottom 4 inches or so. That little air space prevented rust or corrosion from contact with the floor or concrete.

Little late for that unless you want to get busy with a grinder or sawsall.

(That's right Mark...I said I slathered on the paint...lol)
 
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Hey, it's better to slather the paint on than dry brush it - protection wise
 
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