Removing Rust

Refurbishing outdoor metal surfaces

Instructional Video

Whether it is enchanting rose trellises, impressive wrought-iron gates or ornate window grilles – high-quality wrought and antique metal elements are the highlights of all garden and house decorations. Have you discovered a weathered treasure at home?

Restoration will certainly be worth the trouble. Usually, all that's needed to restore the earlier beauty is thoroughly removing rust, old paint and varnish residues, and priming it again.

Contents

Instructions: Removing Rust in 5 Steps

Chemical Hit or Mechanical Removal?

Safety First – the Right Protective Equipment for Sanding

Instructions: Removing Rust in 5 Steps

Our set for refurbishing metal in outdoor areas contains everything you need for quick, clean results.

1. Rough precleaning

With a hand wire brush, remove coarse rust and dirt.

2. Removing rust and paint

Use the wire wheel brush to easily remove rust and paint.

3. Treating the corners

The wire spiral brush is perfect for removing rust and paint from corners.

4. Removing dirt encrustations

The flap wheel burnishing mop removes dirt encrustations quickly and reliably.

5. Finishing with the fine details

The burnishing pad optimally adapts to the contours of the workpiece.


Metalworking set, 5 pcs.

Chemical Hit or Mechanical Removal?

Numerous rust removers based on phosphoric acid are commercially available. However, these are of limited use on metals that are heavily rusted, which is frequently the case on metal parts in outdoor areas. It's better to invest your energy directly into the mechanical removal of rust.

With clever powertool accessories for the angle grinder or power drill, you can make short work of sanding tasks – and hardly any force is required. Difficult-to-access areas are best treated by hand.

Safety First

The right protective equipment for sanding

You need protection against projected dirt particles, especially when you are sanding with a cordless drill and matching brush attachments. Always wear safety goggles.

When you are sanding away paint, never inhale the tiny dust particles. They can contain substances that are hazardous to your health. Wear a respiratory mask for reliable protection.

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