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How to Fix Rebar Rust

Rebar is an abbreviated term for reinforcing bar, which is a part of building structures. Reinforcing bar is also known as reinforcing steel. Rebar is made from carbon steel, a material that is prone to rusting. Fixing the rust is possible by taking a few steps.

  1. Scrub all the rust using a wire brush.

  2. Put on rubber gloves before pouring a commercial rust remover onto a paper towel. Apply the rust remover to all rusted areas of the rebar.

  3. Leave rust remover on rebar for 10 to 15 minutes.

  4. Clean off the rust with paper towels.

  5. Use a paintbrush to apply primer to protect the rebar from rusting further. Allow primer to dry.