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Easy Way to Remove Rust From Metal Wheels

Metal wheels are used as casters for wagons, carts, model trains and other types of objects. Even some sporting equipment may use metal wheels. With all its uses, metal wheels are popular. But like most metals, these wheels are prone to rust. To keep the metal wheels in top shape you need to remove the rust as soon as it appears. This prevent the rust form spreading. There are easy ways to remove the rust.

  1. Scrub off the rust with a scrubbing pad. Use some elbow grease on tough stains. Wipe away the rust.

  2. Apply mineral oil to the rust stains on the wheel with a paper towel or scrubbing pad. Then wait 10 to 30 minutes for the rust to soak in the oil. Scrub the rust stains away. Wipe the oil and rust away with a clean cloth.

  3. Make a paste of 1 part lemon juice combined with 2 parts of borax. Apply to the rust using a scrubbing pad. Let the mixture soak into the rust stains. Let stand for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Then scrub away the rust. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

  4. Buy a rust remover and work gloves from a home improvement store. Put on the gloves and then pour some of the rust remover into a scrubbing pad. Apply the rust remover to the metal wheels. Wait several minutes. Then wipe off the rust stains and the rust remover. The active ingredient in rust removers is hydrochloric acid, oxalic acid, phosphoric acid or other strong acid that dissolves rust stains.