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Old    Paola DePaso (paolad)      Join Date: Aug 2005       06-26-2006, 3:04 PM Reply   
Does anyone have ant tricks for removing rust of my traile rims? I have gotten 3 different types of rust remover products and havent had much luck with brushing it. Any tricks that will help the products work once rust has built up?
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       06-26-2006, 3:30 PM Reply   
how bad is it? Buy a new rim. way less time, and once it's all said and done proabbly the same cost. Most trailer rims are fairly cheap.
Old    Isaac Gredinberg (extremeisaac)      Join Date: Aug 2005       06-26-2006, 3:32 PM Reply   
brillo pad
Old    Paola DePaso (paolad)      Join Date: Aug 2005       06-26-2006, 3:41 PM Reply   
It's not completely bad but it's getting there and I want to tackle it before it does get worse. Good point on just replacing it. I'll try the brillo pad and see how much it helps, if not just leave it and deal with it.
Old    Darrel F (95sn)      Join Date: Sep 2005       06-26-2006, 5:39 PM Reply   
steel wool or stainless steel wool will work.
Old    Tickle (showtime)      Join Date: Nov 2005       06-26-2006, 5:49 PM Reply   
Coca-Cola and a ball of tin foil--- try it before you call me a liar......
Old    Isaac Gredinberg (extremeisaac)      Join Date: Aug 2005       06-26-2006, 6:03 PM Reply   
You must have watched myth busters :-)
Old    Steve™ (kingskrew)      Join Date: May 2004       06-26-2006, 6:07 PM Reply   

quote:

steel wool



I second that. Works wonders, but get a fairly fine steelwoll, or you risk tiny scratches. Also, wax the wheels afterwards to give them some protection from the elements.

-Steve
Old    Aaron Ware (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-26-2006, 7:12 PM Reply   
Josh
They showed that on Myth Busters and yes it did work.
An SOS pad works great. New wheels are like $35-40 bucks each for a chrome mod wheel at Discount Tire/Americas Tire.
Old    Craig (yosquire)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-26-2006, 7:56 PM Reply   
Rust-Mort

You can pick it up at automotive paint supply stores for about $10-$15. It chemically changes the rust into a steel like material that will not rust. For it to work, you want to lightly wire brush the rust to knock off the flakes. There has to be rust present for Rust-Mort to activate. I've used it for restoring cars, it works awesome.
Old    Paola DePaso (paolad)      Join Date: Aug 2005       06-26-2006, 9:17 PM Reply   
Thanks all for the feedback. Will try each one as I get the supplies. Now what about removing the rust from the trailer?
Old    Craig (yosquire)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-26-2006, 9:30 PM Reply   
Rust-Mort

http://www.sjdiscounttools.com/sem69508.html
Old    TR (biz)      Join Date: Mar 2004       06-28-2006, 7:32 AM Reply   
Naval Jelly (not the stuff out of your belly button). Home Depot, Lowe's, car parts stores all carry it.

I would consider the buying of new rims. I bought a basic chrome directional rim for $40 a couple of years ago for a trailer spare.

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