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Old 09-23-2013, 10:07 PM   #1
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Rim Rust Removal

I have rust on all my rims which are black. Whats the best way to remove it without scratching the paint? Should I just use steel wool and then spray paint over it with rustoleum?
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:45 PM   #2
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I use electrolytic rust removal all the time. All you need is a plastic tub, water, a little washing soda, a piece or two of scrap steel, and a battery charger. Works amazing, and doesn't harm anything else. It's how museums do it, and it's easy!

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EDIT: This method actually doesn't remove rust, it converts it back into steel by removing the oxygen from the iron (and corroding the sacrificial metal instead). If you have bad, loose rust, it can just be wiped off easily after treatment.

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Old 09-23-2013, 10:54 PM   #3
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Let me grt this straight. You want to fix rust on a steel wheel, without scrathing the wheel.

First off, dont they have to be scratched to be rusty. So why try to be nice. Break them down, sand blast and powder coat.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:16 AM   #4
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You can also sandblast them, apply etching paint and then paint it with flat black.
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