Rust removal / remover / solvent


Organic rust removers


A good and well-known organic rust remover is bio-rust. It is used by professionals, but they also deliver to the consumer. The object to be cleaned has to be immersed in the liquid, to have it reach the most difficult spots. It affects only aluminum and not plastic according to the manufacturer.

Onion juice

Small objects such as knives and other cutlery can be cleaned with fresh onion juice.

Cleaning Vinegar

Let it absorb for some time by placing it in the cleaning vinegar and the slight rust spots disappear.

Innosoft B570

Recently, a new organic rust remover came on the market. This concerns the product Innosoft B570. It works quickly and effectively and is no danger to humans and the environment according to the manufacturer.

Electric rust removal

What you need:

- A power source: for example, a battery charger.

- Wire (copper or iron).

- Steel plates, grilles or bars, they must be of pure steel, not galvanized.

- A bucket that is large enough to immerse the object. Make sure that it does not conduct electricity!

- Soda (about half a tablespoon per gallon of water, depending on the amount of rust, you can use less or more.)

- Water (cold).

How to do it:

- Fill the bowl or bucket with water and dissolve the right amount of soda (see above). You can also dissolve the soda in some warm water and add the cold water and mix well.

- Place the plates, bars or grills on both sides of the bucket, and interconnect them and the plus (+) of the power source.

- Connect the object to be cleaned with the minus (-) and hang it in the bin.

- Turn on the power source. Make sure that when your using an battery charger the meter will not be at the maximum, but rather somewhere between 0 and 5. Otherwise you will short the battery and that is certainly not something you want to do.

- Have patience .... This may take several days, depending on the power source and amount of water.

- Rinse the item thoroughly with clean water and brush or sand the last remnants of rust off. Grease or paint it with Hammerite again to prevent rusting.



HG has various means to remove rust, see HG rust remover.




Small rusted objects can also be cleaned by putting them in coke (the drinkable stuff, not the white powder :p ), really works!


Large objects can be cleaned using sand blasting. You blast the object with an abrasive at high pressure sanding the corrosion of the object.

Manual Removal

Rust can also manually removed with a wire brush.

Preventing rust from reappearing

Rusting can be prevented by painting with Hammerite.