removing rust

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  1. perithimus

    perithimus Well-Known Member

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    I found a few specks of rust on my energon sky shadow on the head rivet. i was thinking an sos pad or sanding it off. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Spyro

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    Try rust-oleum paint. It protects against and removes rust. I know it comes as spray-paint, not sure if it's available as normal can paint.
     
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    Rustoleum paint does not remove rust, that makes no sense. Rustoleum forms a strong protective coating on the metal and will PROTECT against rust. To remove the rust I'd recommend either a chemical cleaner and/or abrasive pad scrubbing, but the problem with all of these ideas is that you will damage the parts the rivet is mounted it... you could kiss in there with some sandpaper, but anything more than that would seem remarkably risky to the rest of the area.
     
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    Isn't rust a chemical change though?
     
  5. Prometheum5

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    Yes rust is a chemical change, but on a relatively new toy like that, it's most likely just on the surface of the head of the rivet, and should be fairly easy to remove.
     
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    Ive used the WD-40 pen and one of my pocket knives to clean off any surface rust--usually on the rivet that holds the wheels on the g1 guys. That works pretty well, and the wd-40 gives it a little shine action as well.
     
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    Won't WD40 harm rubber tires? TIA.
     

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