Metal Rescue is a biodegradable liquid rust remover that removes rust from tools and other metal objects. To use, simply place the rusty tools or other items in a container filled with Metal Rescue, and allow them to soak from two hours to overnight, depending on the amount of rust.
Metal Rescue is available at The Home Depot. Watch this video to find out more.
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Jodi Marks: So we all know that you can’t live without water, but there are some things that water just doesn’t mix with—oil being one of them and metal being the other, because when you mix oil and metal you’re going to get rust. And that can be a problem if you’re going to reach for some hand tools and they aren’t operable anymore, or you’ve got some beautiful hardware on your cabinetry that’s starting to rust—you want to obviously get rid of it.
Now the old way to do it would be to get a solution and just use a wire brush and scrub it off and put a lot of elbow grease into it, or you can use this. Now this is called Metal Rescue. And what this is, this is a rust remover bath. So all you have to do is take that hand tool, or take those hinges or hardware, and just submerge them down in this bath and you just leave it alone.
Now if you’ve got a little bit of rust, it would need to stay in there for about two hours. But if it’s heavily rusted, it may need to stay in the solution up to 24 to 48 hours. But again that’s OK, because all you have to do is just drop it in there and leave it and let the solution do the work for you.
Now it is biodegradable, it’s environmentally friendly, it’s safe to touch on your bare hands. But the nice thing I like about this is after you’re done all you have to do is strain out the rust particles at the bottom and you can reuse it. That to me makes it worth its weight in gold.