Inexpensive Rust Cure

About: Tips and tricks! Saving you money, space, and methods to do it yourself!

What you will need: - a container or squirt bottle - wire brush and or wire wheel for a drill either air or electric - white vinegar - rags - brush or something to apply the product - course steel wool - clean water for rinse

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Step 1: Prep Area

Clean area with wire wheel and or wire brush so Loose surface rust is removed. Press hard to ensure clean preparation of metal Works best when bare metal is exposed paint and other material such as sealants will interfere.

Step 2: Clean Up Rust Dust

Take a rag and wipe the dust off! Cleaning the surface.

Step 3: Apply Solution - Before

- you will mix 4:1 ratio of water to vinegar into your bottle or container. After preparing the surface you then brush or spay the solution on to the rusted area. Wait until the surface turns golden and then you can start to remove the remaining rust.

Step 4: Removing the Waste - After

Use your wire brush or steel wool to clean the remaining rust with water the rust should be black! This is okay because this is sterile metal and will not rust again.

Step 5: Ending

This surface is clean. Repeat as many times as necessary ! Most professional shops don't even do this because they don't even know about it! Don't be discouraged by this, go out and buy your 100 dollar rust cure! This method works just as good if not better! It's cheap and does the job right! ~Do It Yourself!

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    Question 1 year ago on Introduction

    My brother died 2 years ago and I bought his truck from the estate. It’s a northern truck 2004 Chevy Silverado 1500 4wd z71 but has rust underneath and on bottom of doors. I’m concerned about this continuing and would like to stop it, however I’m afraid to do as stated as it will most likely flake off completely through. If this happens then what do I do? The truck otherwise is in amazing shape. I currently am in Florida so it will not be an issue rusting now. Please help cause people here only tell me I need to replace the entire thing!!!


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    Answer 1 year ago

    I forgot to attach just some basic pictures


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I use to work in hot rod shop making stainless steel gas tanks. We would clean the welds with full strength vinegar and common scratcher pads for dishes to get rid of the blue weld marks from tig welding. My boss used to say that this was the best because the alternative was a smelly acidic stuff that was very expensive and hazardous. So I can see this working as well.

    Cleaning the surface properly and leaving the surface covered. Does the job :)

    Geno Landrum

    6 years ago on Step 5

    Any 'quick cure' for Rust Cancer? Besides Bondo?


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Vinegar is already pretty dilute so when I clean rust with vinegar I use it full strength. Vinegar is also pretty cheap by the gallon bottle too so I'm not very concerned about stretching it out. I never tried spraying vinegar though, I dip rusty metal in vinegar.