How to Clean Rusty Stainless Steel

Metal Recycling Center 317-244-0700

Metal Recycling Center 317-244-0700

If you own anything stainless steel, you probably want it to stay shiny and new-looking. But rust is a common problem for metal, and must be removed quickly in order to stop further corrosion to your stainless steel devices, décor, and appliances. Fortunately, rust is simple to remove from stainless steel. All you need is a little time, a bit of knowledge, and a few inexpensive supplies. Continue reading for a quick guide to cleaning rusty stainless steel.

What You Need:

Clean Water
Baking Soda
Soft Cloth
Soft-Bristled Brush
Paper Towels

Small Areas of Rust

➀ Start by combining 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 2 cups of water. Mix them together until it forms a paste. Keep in mind that baking soda is safe for stainless steel. It is the perfect product to use for gentle, chemical-free cleaning.

➁ Using your soft cloth, apply the paste onto the affected area. Use small circular motions in the direction of the grain. It is important to always wipe in the same direction as the stainless steel grain.

➂ Finish by wiping the area clean with a damp paper towel. Repeat in all other small rusty areas.

Large Areas of Rust

❶ Start by rinsing the entire area clean with a damp paper towel.

❷ Next, sprinkle baking soda directly on top of the affected area. If the area is vertical, do your best to coat it lightly with baking soda.

❸ Allow the baking soda to sit for 30 minutes to an hour.

❹ After time is up, use your soft bristled brush to scrub the baking soda into the affected area. You can use an old toothbrush if you do not have a soft bristled brush.

❺ Rinse the area with a damp paper towel. And then pat dry with a dry paper towel.

❻ If you have stainless steel that is too rusty to clean, sell it for cash! Contact your local scrap metal recycling center to sell your junk stainless steel for cash on the spot!

Indianapolis Metal Recycling

Indianapolis Metal Recycling

Indianapolis Metal Recycling 317-244-0700

Call Zore’s Recycling at 317-244-0700 to recycle stainless steel in Indianapolis, Indiana. We pay cash on the spot for all junk and scrap metal, including iron, steel, copper, platinum, and more! Recycle junk cars, boats, motorcycles, appliances, electronics, and construction equipment, and make some great money at the same time. Call 317-244-0700 to learn more about Indianapolis metal recycling services, today.

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