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How to Clean Rust From Stainless Steel?

Solve the rust of stainless steel from two perspectives: chemical and physical methods

1. Chemical methods

Use pickling paste or spray to assist the re-passivation of the rusted parts to form a chromium oxide film to restore the corrosion resistance. After pickling, to remove all contaminants and acid residues, it is very important to rinse with clean water properly. After all, treatments, re-polishing with polishing equipment, and sealing with polishing wax. For those with slight rust spots, you can also use a 1:1 gasoline and engine oil mixture to wipe off the rust spots with a clean cloth.

2. Mechanical method

Sandblasting, using glass or ceramic particle shot blasting, annihilation, brushing, and polishing. It is possible to use mechanical methods to wipe off the contamination caused by previously removed materials, polishing materials, or oblivious materials. All kinds of pollution, especially foreign iron particles, can become a source of corrosion, especially in humid environments. Therefore, mechanically cleaned surfaces should be properly cleaned under dry conditions. The use of mechanical methods can only clean the surface, and cannot change the corrosion resistance of the material itself. Therefore, it is recommended to re-polishing with polishing equipment after mechanical cleaning and sealing with polishing wax.

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