Removing Rust Flakes
Fill a barrel with 1 to 2 shovels of sand, then put the heavy chain in.
Seal the barrel so that the sand nor the chain can come out.
Roll the chain around for 5 to 10 minutes, allowing the sand to take off the flaking rust.
Remove the chain from the barrel, shaking each link to get rid of the sand.
Dispose of the sand and rust into a proper receptacle.
Cleaning The Chain
Turn on your power washer and spray the chain at a moderately intensive setting.
Place the chain on old newspapers and allow it to dry in the sun.
Wipe down every part of the chain with a wire brush.
Spray WD40 all over the chain, then allow it to dry.
Spray the chain with a protective paint, such as Rust-Oleum.
Things You Will Need
- Power washer
- Lubricant, such as WD40
- Protective paint, such as Rust-Oleum
- For stubborn rust, soak the chain for a few days in a 9 to 1 ratio mixture of molasses and water.