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    Getting rid of rust.

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    I found this beautiful table, in front of the dumpster at the apartments, and it's perfectly fine other than this rust, and it needs some paint. I've tried vinegar, and kaboom. I'm getting no where.

    Will someone please help!!!

    Here are pics, of it.
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    clr? Maybe.
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    The rust will probably need to be sanded off. A wire brush or a steel wool pad and some elbow grease would probably do the trick. Are you going to paint or seal the metal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnAFWife View Post
    The rust will probably need to be sanded off. A wire brush or a steel wool pad and some elbow grease would probably do the trick. Are you going to paint or seal the metal?
    It's definitely going to take some elbow grease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnAFWife View Post
    The rust will probably need to be sanded off. A wire brush or a steel wool pad and some elbow grease would probably do the trick. Are you going to paint or seal the metal?
    I've been waiting to see what it looks like after I get all the rust off. But what little I have off so far, I'm thinking painting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peace View Post
    I've been waiting to see what it looks like after I get all the rust off. But what little I have off so far, I'm thinking painting.
    Ok, you have to remove all of the rust or it will continue to rust. Then you are going to need to paint with something like rustoleum so no air or water gets to the metal or it will just start rusting again. Regular paint can get tiny cracks that let in air and moisture.

    They do make sandpaper for getting rust off of metal. You can pick it up at Ace Hardware or somewhere like Lowe's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnAFWife View Post
    Ok, you have to remove all of the rust or it will continue to rust. Then you are going to need to paint with something like rustoleum so no air or water gets to the metal or it will just start rusting again. Regular paint can get tiny cracks that let in air and moisture.

    They do make sandpaper for getting rust off of metal. You can pick it up at Ace Hardware or somewhere like Lowe's.
    That would be great!!! I'll remember that. Other than the rust, it's not a bad looking table, and even then the rust gives it character.
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    diet soda + scotch brite pad

    is that wood or metal?

    if it is metal you can get rust paint from the hardware store - you just paint it on and the rust peels off
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavesBabe View Post
    diet soda + scotch brite pad

    is that wood or metal?

    if it is metal you can get rust paint from the hardware store - you just paint it on and the rust peels off
    I can't wait to get paid! A sprained arm means slow work on gettin rust off. It is metal,it's just not that pretty right now, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnAFWife View Post
    Ok, you have to remove all of the rust or it will continue to rust. Then you are going to need to paint with something like rustoleum so no air or water gets to the metal or it will just start rusting again. Regular paint can get tiny cracks that let in air and moisture.

    They do make sandpaper for getting rust off of metal. You can pick it up at Ace Hardware or somewhere like Lowe's.


    rustoleum will help prevent it from rusting again. It is going to need some scrubbing/sanding. I don't suppose you have like a power sander?
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