What’s the Best Rust Remover?

   01.28.19

What’s the Best Rust Remover?

It’s no secret that rust plays a big role in the outdoor life. Many of our tools and toys are made of steel, and steel rusts — sometimes badly. Tractors, trucks, guns, and other fun stuff will oxidize, and from time to time we need to remove that rust. What’s the best way to remove rust?

My personal favorite method is electrolysis, but that requires electricity and a bit of setup. Second best is Evapo-Rust, and while it’s super-safe and reusable, it’s not cheap. Anyhow, this guy decided to try out a number of liquid rust removal solutions, to see which ones really work.

Potential rust removers tested include CLR, Krud Kutter Rust Remover, Evapo-Rust, Loctite Naval Jelly, Coca-Cola, muriatic acid, and vinegar.

His results are mixed, as you will see. Enjoy!

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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