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i heard about this on another site so i tried it with a few small bits and OMG does it work.

all you need is
vinegar (13p from tesco).
wire brush.
container big enough to put rusty bits in.




All you need to do it put the item in container (i needed to refurb my golf mk1 numberplate holder had nothing the right size so i used tin foil. but i'd recomend using a plastic curry tray for your wheel nuts etc).
pour vinegar in to cover the items and leave for 24 hours. when time is up take out and give it a light going over with the wire brush, if some rust is still there give it another 24 hours.

once all rust is gone wash and dry with soapy water and prime/paint or laquer straight away

THE RESULTS

26 hours in vinegar


72 hours in vinegar

 

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thanks

might try that on my wheel nuts :)

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Just remember to buy the vinegar first or you won't be able to drive down the shops :p
 

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I think Coke (the drink not the powder) is also meant to do the trick :)
 

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Tescos/ asda own brand toilet descaler contains a fair bit of hydrochloric acid and does a great job of eating rust and is much much faster, just be carefull not to leave it too long or it starts to pit the metal. Is about 80p for 700ml or so.
 
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