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Using the WD-40 Rust Remover Soak is simple and effective. At just $21 per gallon, it’s a great value, especially when you can use it over and over again
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WD-40 is more than just water displacement and spray-lube. They actually have a long line of products designed for lubrication and fighting corrosion on metals, including grease and WD-40 Rust Remover Soak. While rust remover products have been around for decades, it’s another story to find one that works, is non-toxic, and that is reasonably priced.
I grew up with a love for cars. My Dad was a drag-racer and car nut. Our Saturday morning routine was walking the rows of cars in the junkyard, looking for parts. While I don’t walk the junkyards anymore, the love for cars is still in my blood. Back in those early days, one of my first jobs as the apprentice (starting at 5 years-old) was either scrubbing greasy parts with gasoline or using a wire brush on rusty parts. Years later, I graduated to a wire wheel on a grinder and drill – still not fun.
Using WD-40 Rust Remover Soak
Where was WD-40 Rust Remover Soak back then?! I have to be honest and say that I didn’t have a lot of confidence that this stuff would work. I gathered some random car parts on our current project and grabbed a pair of our rusting tin snips from the tool box.
The process is very simple. We opened the container and poured some of the WD-40 Rust Remover Soak into a clear plastic container. The Rust Remover is clear as water and is non-toxic, hence it won’t hurt paint, plastic or rubber. After nearly filling the container, we placed the random rusty parts and tools into the solution. Now is the easy part, we wait.
After just soaking for 1 hour, there was a very distinct difference in all the pieces that had been soaking. The most prominent difference was the tin snips. Virtually all the rust on the business end of the snips was gone. The car parts that were covered in rust clearly needed some more bath time, but it was still evident that the solution and process is working.
Removing rust with WD-40 Rust Remover Soak is simple and effective. It’s non-toxic and only costs $21 per gallon. In addition, you can use this solution over and over until it turns black. Try it out for yourself and you’ll see how simple and effective it is. Keep in mind, you will need to lube, prime or paint to protect the new-again surface.