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Has any one heard of CLR. It is used for cleaning rust. A friend of mine suggested i use it to clean my gauge bezzles. Any inofo on this would be great
 

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CLR is basicly Hydrochloric Acid. If you threw up on the bezels it would work as well...

Rust needs to be removed, or it can continure even if painted...which means sanding the rust off works much better than any chemical. Using a rust preventative primer can not hurt either.


Now, "Navel Jelly'" is sold specificly to remove rust...but sandpaper is cheaper.


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Amen Knifemaker it is better to sand it down and do it the hard way because if you don't the rust will surely come back over time good luck Slim
 

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A brillo pad (the real ones) with warm/hot water, (and some elbow grease) works well on rust. I've used it several times on a variety of steel, chrome car wheels and bumpers. Then followed by a sealer....
 

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Phosphoric acid solution will clean up rust well and an added benefit is that it leaves a conversion coating that delays further rust. As the previous post point out sandpaper is cheaper. If you were really going for long term protection the process would be sand, acid etch, prime, and paint.
 

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I was planning on sanding them down..i agree that is the best thing to do...just didn't know what CLR was...i have always believed in doing things right the first time. As far as just painting them with out prep...never even crossed my mind...done too much work as a body man to do that.
 

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CLR won't even work well on shower heads like the tv ad says. Tried it before and don't like it. I did use it in my coffee maker once but thats the only thing it worked good on. I also could've used vinager too and a little salt, it would have done the same thing.
 

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CLR won't even work well on shower heads like the tv ad says. Tried it before and don't like it. I did use it in my coffee maker once but thats the only thing it worked good on. I also could've used vinager too and a little salt, it would have done the same thing.
Thanks for the info...going to stick with my first idea...emery cloth...lol...always been my favorite rust remover...going to use 180 to start off with then primer and re-sand with 600 grit sand paper before shooting my first shot of color. then move to 1500 wet sand between coats like i did in my body shop.
 
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