Remove rust? Need some tips on how to remove rust?

Do you want to know how to remove rust effectively? On this page you can read how rust is formed, how it can be prevented and the solution for how to remove rust quickly and easily from metal, but also from fabrics.

Before the rust treatment - want to know how rust is formed?

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Rust is one of the most common forms of corrosion, or in other words metal that is affected by a reaction with its environment. Rust affects metal, because it reacts with a combination of water and oxygen. A rust treatment can prevent this reaction by protecting metal with a layer of paint, as you do with cars. However, if the paint is damaged, the metal becomes vulnerable to rust. Rust in clothing is caused by it coming into contact with rusted parts, but also by an old washing machine or a rusty iron.

2 tips for rust prevention

HG has various rust converter solutions for rust treatment, including HG rust remover. But rather than knowing how to remove rust, you would like to prevent the rust in the first place. We share 2 tips for preventing rust formation as much as possible.

1. Dehumidifier
Rust is caused by humidity, so it is important to ensure the lowest possible humidity. It ensures that metal objects will not rust, or at least less quickly. In industry they use large dehumidifiers to protect ferrous materials and products against rust. Dry off metal parts that have become damp immediately

2. Inspect the car
For rust prevention on your car, it is important to inspect your car regularly. Places that become damp quickly, such as wheel housing and bumpers, are prone to rusting. Check places where two pieces of metal come together, because that causes friction and wear that may damage the paint, producing a greater chance of rust. The underside of your car is another important area to check. The underside suffers most and comes into contact with dirt and damp more than any other part. Remove any rust you find immediately to stop it from spreading. Treat the affected areas with a rust treatment product that protects against rust, such as metal paint.

Tips on how to remove rust

If you have found rust, you can de rust the surface with one of the following anti rust household tips. Make sure you choose the rust stain remover product that is best suited to the surface!

3 rust converter products

Besides the effective HG solutions, there are some other household tips that can be tried as anti rust treatment. 

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1. Cola
One of the products you can use as a rust converter for minor rusting is cola. Throw some cola on clothing with rust patches, leave it to absorb and put it in the washing machine. You can also put a rusty key in the cola until the rust has gone.

2. Cement
For rust on walls, you can try to make a small amount of cement mixture that you spread on the patch. Brush the cement away as soon as it has dried. 

3. Water and oxalic acid
According to some websites, you can use a light solution of water and oxalic acid to de rust natural-stone floors. Apply with a brush, leave to work and then rinse it off. Our advice is that you should always try this in an inconspicuous place first!

If these rust dissolver tips don’t work, try the HG solutions that have been developed especially to remove rust.

HG has the solution for rust treatment

HG has three rust converter or rust stain remover products. First of all we have HG rust remover. This extremely effective rust remover works as a rust cleaner without needing to sand. The rust remover is suitable for fences, garden tools, skates, nuts and bolts and tools. The rust converter evaporates very slowly, which means it stays active for a long period of time. This anti rust product also has an anti-corrosive effect, which means the metal can be varnished immediately after treatment. 

We also have HG rust stain remover, which is a safe rust stain remover product that removes rust stains and other oxidation stains from all ceramic tiles, concrete, marble, roof tiles, metal and wood, without any difficulties. This rust killer does not contain acids and is absolutely safe for the above-mentioned surfaces and it is equally safe for marble, hardstone, concrete stone and other calciferous stone. 

Did you accidentally get rust on your clothes? Use our HG stain away no. 7 that has been developed especially for removing rust stains from clothes.

If you have a tip for removing rust, please let us know.

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