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HOW TO: Rust off Iron Plates(weights)

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HOW TO: Rust off Iron Plates(weights)

I bought these at walmart. Total crap, little bit of water on them and they totally rusted. What stuff out there that can get rid of em?
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wipe them down with some wd-40, I wouldn't do the handles cause it could be a bit slippery
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steel wool (bulldog) should do the trick. . .
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jollyeskimo wrote:sand the rust off, then spray with protectant/sealer
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tremclad enamel paint is cheap (~4-8$).
sanding paper and sanding handle should cost 10-15$ and is something you'll always need...
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Wire brush, steel wool, lacquer thinner to clean them up (*use gloves*) then a rust paint of some sort. I'd have a rack or something setup, do one side at a time, take your time and they should turn out great. Lots of light coats.
What the H E double hockey sticks have I done now?

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