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Old 03-18-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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Removing rust on stove and fridge?

I am wondering if anyone has an easy (cheap, non-scratch) way to remove those little rust spots on the stove top and the fridge trim. The stove is metal, and the fridge is white. I thought about SOS pads, but don't want to scratch it all up, just need to touch up the surface without painting. Any suggestions? Would white vinegar work? Thanks!
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:01 PM   #2
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Try some auto wax or rubbing compound on the fridge, maybe it'll work on the stove too. A wax with a cleaner in it would be best. Maybe Mothers mag polish would work on the stove, I use it on our aluminum teardrop.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:25 AM   #3
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try Nev-R-Dull, I used to use on my Harley, shines and polishes, also good for silver and other metals, brass, Barkeeper's Friend is another polisher/cleaner.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:57 AM   #4
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Naval jelly removes rust.

I'd use it on the stove then wash it off and repaint with a rust protectant, high temperature paint.

For the fridge I would try a polish first.
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You might try a little Bar Keepers Friend dissolved onto a cloth or paper towel. It has oxalic acid and a very mild abrasive to go after rust.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:18 PM   #6
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One more option for you to try is EvapoRust. I use in on my knives that get rusty and have restored many many knives that looked beyond all hope. You can Google it (but its evaporust.com) and then find some. I get my at Harbor Freight and also O'Reiilys auto part carry it here in TX. It wont attack good metal. Soak a rag and let it lay on there. Its an awesome product. I can put it in a gas tank and it just dissolves the rust. Just read their site and see if its applicable to you.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:37 PM   #7
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Evaporust works great. I was very skeptical. I used it when I did a ground up on my garden tractor.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:53 PM   #8
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Yes- evapo-rust is the way. I first used it a few months ago on the super rusty interior of a moped gas tank I was restoring. After that I found myself literally looking for rusty items around my house/yard just so I could work some more magic!
I've got some light rust on my Scamp fridge that will be treated with it soon.
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The stove is metal, and the fridge is white. I thought about SOS pads, but don't want to scratch it all up, just need to touch up the surface without painting.
I assume that this means that the stove is some sort of exposed metal, such as stainless steel, chrome-plated steel, or (unlikely) aluminum.

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Try some auto wax or rubbing compound on the fridge, maybe it'll work on the stove too. A wax with a cleaner in it would be best. Maybe Mothers mag polish would work on the stove, I use it on our aluminum teardrop.
If the stove has a brushed finish - rather than smooth polished - I would be cautious about any kind of polish.

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Naval jelly removes rust.

I'd use it on the stove then wash it off and repaint with a rust protectant, high temperature paint.
If the stove is stainless or chromed, some serious surface preparation would presumably be required before painting.

There have been some extensive discussions in FiberglassRV of brushed chrome stovetops, and how to clean or refinish them
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If the stove has a brushed finish - rather than smooth polished - I would be cautious about any kind of polish. [quote from Brian]

Good point, without seeing a picture of the actual situation it's hard to determine a solution. I was merely thinking of what I have on hand that I would try, and what I used to clean my own stove. Apparently it's too late to delete my original post, so just disregard it.
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Good point, without seeing a picture of the actual situation it's hard to determine a solution. I was merely thinking of what I have on hand that I would try, and what I used to clean my own stove. Apparently it's too late to delete my original post, so just disregard it.
I don't think anything should be deleted - they're all good ideas. I was just adding something to think about just in case the stove finish is brushed.
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Thanks everyone. I'll look for evaporust around here, but I do have Bar Keepers friend, so will give that a go first.
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Thanks everyone. I'll look for evaporust around here, but I do have Bar Keepers friend, so will give that a go first.
Bar keepers friend will put down a layer of wax that will make it difficult to use evaporust later.
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If its chrome try ketchup and aluminum foil old hot rodders trick sounds funny but it works then u can polish over that ... but it dnt work on painted stuff
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