How to Get Rid of Rust With Coke

Most people think of Coca-Cola as simply a beverage.

Small Items

Remove rust from items with Coca-Cola.Remove rust from items with Coca-Cola.
Coke has many other uses, including household cleaning. Getting rust off of something, whether it's big or small, can seem like an intimidating job but with the aid of the phosphoric acids that are found in this popular drink, cleaning rust can be an easier task. Use Coke to help you clean rust and save money and time.

Place your rusty items in a cup filled with Coke.

Allow the objects to sit overnight and soak.

Wipe the rust away using a soft cloth or paper towel.

Large Items

Crinkle up a piece of aluminum foil.

Soak the piece of foil in Coke, covering it as much as you can.

Rub the rusted item with the piece of Coke-soaked foil, massaging the rust away with circular motions.

Wipe away excess soda and rust with a paper towel.

Reapply as necessary until the rust is gone.

Things You Will Need

  • Cup
  • Paper towel or cloth
  • Foil

About the Author

Christi Aldridge has been writing professionally since 2009. She graduated from Texas Christian University, where she was a featured contributor for several campus publications and won an award for best columnist.