Originally Posted by Lifter
Hoping this is not seen as "advertising", if ever need to remove "light" rust quickly, a good scrub with "CLR" has always worked for me...I believe the knock-offs would work as well, but can't remember the type of acid that is in this ...maybe another member will pick up on it...
CLR is phosphoric acid. Any acid will remove rust (vinegar, lemon juice, etc.), although CLR is a stronger acid and will work faster.
If the rust is really bad Naval Jelly is one of the more potent acids you can get retail. Just be reeeeeeeally carefull working with it.
With any of these acids, you have to soak the item. Scrubbing won't work.