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How to clean rusty grill grates?

Put them in the grill and get them HOT! Then use a wire brush and scrub the scale and rust off. After that I usually coat them with olive oil but any cooking oil will work.
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Load bearing steel post rusted

Load bearing makes life a bit more difficult. Replacement of the whole post is probably the best option, but a licensed welder should be able to cut out the bad section and weld in a new piece. Will ...
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How to clean rusty grill grates?

Excellent electrolysis results: You need: One rusty grill grate. A plastic container. Some DC power source. An iron plate (NB pure iron, NOT stainless steel!). Sodium hydroxide, NaOH (alternatively ...
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How to clean rusty grill grates?

Soak them overnight in vinegar. It works like magic to remove rust. Afterwards rub them with oil or they will get rusty again.
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Rust at welded steel beam joint

This looks like surface rust so you'll want to remove it. There are many rust removal products like Naval Jelly,etc. but I've found White vinegar to be just as good. Saturate the area with the vinegar ...
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How to clean rust from a bathtub?

There are a couple of products that may help: CLR - a calcium, lime, rust remover (I'm sure there are other brands as well, this is the one I know of). Naval Jelly - This will do a great job of ...
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Is there any cost-effective fix for this damaged bathtub drain plug, or should I just find a new one?

The answer depends on how much work you want to do. In reality it probably isn't worth the time to try to recoat it. however if you wish to do that there are epoxy paints that may be suitable. Time ...
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How to clean rusty grill grates?

The most reasonable low-labor suggestion for a homeowner is an angle grinder with a wire cup. It's a moderately priced tool that will likely be useful for something else down the road. A no labor ...
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Rust in stainless steel?

The rust on the stainless eye came from the steel rope. The zinc galvanizing on the wire rope has corroded away leaving bare steel to rust. Using a stainless wire rope will greatly improve the ...
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Rust in stainless steel?

The screw eyes are not rusting. That's staining from the steel rope which i doubt is galvanized. The rust stains will come off with a little emery paper rub.
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How can I treat and prevent rust in steel wire rope?

That horse has already left the barn. You striped off the protective rubberized coating and exposed the cable underneath which is not galvanized and the rust has already started to eat the cable. Had ...
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Rusted garbage disposal resurrection

I think the acid in the Naval Jelly might corrode through the basin, I think it's some metal that really doesn't tolerate corrosives such as drain opener AT ALL and makes a huge caustic mess if you ...
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Filtering the byproducts of iron removal after chlorine injection

I have a drinking water well that is loaded with iron. The pump feeds into a chlorine injection valve as you've described. The chlorine reacts with the iron in the water. The next step in the water ...
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Painting over paint with rust spots coming through

NASA's Kennedy Space Center is located on the Florida coast, unlike the Soviet complex located on desert steppe. As such they have the most advanced anti-corrosion laboratory on earth. You've found ...
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Rust at Bottom of Support Column

If I saw that in my basement I wouldn't worry about it until the column (post) started moving. But if I did want to get proactive I'd get a jack and a 4x4 set up next to that column and jack it ...
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Rusted metal pole in sleeve

Eighteen inches of the post penetrating into the sleeve with rust most likely to be along most of the internal overlap will be next to impossible to get apart. One of the most helpful techniques for ...
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Sand-blaster or angle-grinder to remove rust?

No contest Sandblaster doesn't just beat, it positively trounces any other rust removal method. That's not me talking. It's NASA. Their location at Cape Canaveral ("Who picked this place? ...
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Rust at welded steel beam joint

I'm too am a welder. User142029 is absolutely correct.Those joints are fine. It's rusting faster because it's not the same metal as the base material. The structural integrity is fine. I would clean ...
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How can I remove rust from steel cabinet hinges?

What you have in the picture is not a stainless steel hinge. You are best to replace it. What is in the cabinet that hinges services? The only time I had a cabinet hinge rust like that it was where My ...
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Removing rust from wood burning stove

That's fairly heavily rusted, but the first question I'd have is have you checked the state of the chimney, since presumably you are thinking of using the stove, and that's step zero for using it, new ...
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How to clean rust spots of an antique fan

Try rubbing vinegar on the rust spots, let it soak in for 10 minutes and then wipe/wash it off. The fact that you see rust means the surface has already been damaged down to the bare metal so all you ...
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How to clean rusty grill grates?

Just as another option, you can use lemon juice and salt as a scouring scrub for the rust (this is a technique borrowed from cast-iron skillet maintenance) that is (obviously) food-safe. Squeeze ...
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Can I use WD40 to remove rust from my electric hob plate?

I would keep the WD40 as far away from food and food preparation equipment as possible. The MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for WD-40 as published by the manufacturer states: Emergency Overview: ...
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How can I treat and prevent rust in steel wire rope?

The problem is that you have a metal to metal connection between the stainless eyes and galvanized wire rope. Add water and you get galvanic corrosion. Either electrically insulate the connection or ...
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How to remove rust from desktop computer cabinet case

The original metal finish inside a PC it typically a type of zinc plating. no paint will exactly match it. 1: I don't know of any chemical that will remove rust without also attacking the plating. ...
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Sand-blaster or angle-grinder to remove rust?

If Cost was a factor vs type of base metal being thin like an automobile then i would suggest sand blast. If it was 2" thick and cost was a consideration then grind. thick metal would take the ...
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Rusted garbage disposal resurrection

Either something has gotten in there that "will not blend" and you must shut off the circuit breaker and reach in and remove it. Or the unit has internal damage, possibly by whatever caused ...
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Painting rusty metal

There are rusty metal primers available that will keep the rust from being any kind of problem. It is available in spray and brush on. Typically you will need to wire brush off any loose rust/material ...
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Rust at welded steel beam joint

It is interesting to see that your weld joints have become rusty and seem deteriorated. Also, it is notable that both flanges have deformed (bulging) locally, the deformation could be caused by the ...
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Rust at welded steel beam joint

There is significant corrosion present in the welds and the beam itself. Without further examination, it is impossible to determine the extent of the damage to the metals and the structural ...
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