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Cleaning and removing rust from License plate #701910
Fri Jan 05 2018 03:38 PM
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Cataula, Georgia, USA
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My son wants to know the best way to clean and remove rust from an old license plate without removing existing paint. I suggested electrolysis. Any better suggestions ? Thanks, Dave


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Re: Cleaning and removing rust from License plate [Re: Catauladave] #701913
Fri Jan 05 2018 04:27 PM
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Bar Keepers friend I use on rust. Just take it slow and try before rubbing to hard.

Re: Cleaning and removing rust from License plate [Re: Tankar] #701915
Fri Jan 05 2018 04:37 PM
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Thank you. Dave


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Re: Cleaning and removing rust from License plate [Re: Catauladave] #701943
Fri Jan 05 2018 11:16 PM
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Ive been having pretty good luck with Naval Jelly. I just kind of rediscovered it. Try it. Put it on thick and let it sit for about fifteen minutes. Then scrub it around with a tooth brush. Then rinse.Seal with Sani-wax or similar.

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Re: Cleaning and removing rust from License plate [Re: JimT] #701949
Sat Jan 06 2018 02:58 AM
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I used that stuff 35 years ago on cast iron bubble gum machine parts. I bought it from an ad in Hemmings Motor News. LOL Thanks Jim. Dave


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Re: Cleaning and removing rust from License plate [Re: Catauladave] #703414
Sat Jan 27 2018 10:30 AM
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Georgia
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Try this stuff from Home Depot, Dave. Not sold at Lowes.
http://www.kleanstrip.com/product/phosphoric-prep-etch
Apply, gently agitate, rinse off after 5-10 minutes. Repeat as needed. Too many times or too long and it will remove the paint as well.
Good luck!
Dave

Re: Cleaning and removing rust from License plate [Re: Catauladave] #703416
Sat Jan 27 2018 11:12 AM
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How much is that?


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Re: Cleaning and removing rust from License plate [Re: Cold Pizza] #703438
Sat Jan 27 2018 06:35 PM
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Thanks for the tip ! Great to hear from you. Dave


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Re: Cleaning and removing rust from License plate [Re: Dr Dave] #703452
Sun Jan 28 2018 06:28 AM
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Finished product.."Rustoration". Painted tag and highlighted letters with sponge brush. Nothing serious. Dave

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Re: Cleaning and removing rust from License plate [Re: Catauladave] #703887
Sun Feb 04 2018 07:33 PM
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Georgia
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Long time no see, Dave! Hope you are well, my friend!
Dave

Re: Cleaning and removing rust from License plate [Re: Catauladave] #704333
Sun Feb 11 2018 09:33 PM
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Metal rescue is another one I use

Re: Cleaning and removing rust from License plate [Re: Dr Dave] #704372
Mon Feb 12 2018 11:01 AM
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Hey Dr. Dave...still here in the same spot. Good to hear from you. Come see us. Dave


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