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Workshop Hero 1-gal. Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath
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Workshop Hero

1-gal. Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath

  • 3 easy steps
  • Easy to dispose
  • Non-Hazardous
$25.00 /each

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Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath is a cutting-edge product from Workshop Hero. Workshop Hero products are clean, safe, easy to use and are designed to take the work out of workshop. Metal Rescue is an acid-free, non-hazardous and safe rust-removing liquid. It is water-based, biodegradable, non-toxic and environmentally friendly. No messy acids or creams needed, with Metal Rescue simply soak, check and rinse/dry. Metal Rescue is a clean, safe and easy option for any home improvement enthusiast looking to remove rust from metals.

  • Safe, water-based formula is designed to remove rust from iron and steel
  • Metal Rescue is non-toxic, easy to dispose of, biodegradable and re-usable
  • Three simple steps for use a soak, check, rinse/dry
  • Metal rescue will not harm, paint, seals, gaskets, plastic, rubber and is safe on bare skin
  • Subject to or will include a recycling fee in the following states: CA, OR, CT
  • Non-Toxic
  • Non-Hazardous
  • Water-based, Green product
  • No acids or solvents
  • Easy Disposal
  • 1 Gallon of Metal Rescue de-rusts approximately 1/2 lb. rust
  • Biodegradable
  • Environmentally Safe

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Can Metal Rescue be used on my firearm?

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I am restoring a vintage firearm and I was wondering if I could use Metal Rescue on it to remove the rust?
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It is not a good idea to restore/refinish antique or otherwise valuable firearms. The more rare or valuable the gun is, the less one should alter the finish or any other part of the weapon. This is based upon personal expertise acquired through 60 years of gun and edged weapon collecting and dealing. As an example, I had a private party want to sell me a fairly rare Parker shotgun that, in unrestored Read More
It is not a good idea to restore/refinish antique or otherwise valuable firearms. The more rare or valuable the gun is, the less one should alter the finish or any other part of the weapon. This is based upon personal expertise acquired through 60 years of gun and edged weapon collecting and dealing. As an example, I had a private party want to sell me a fairly rare Parker shotgun that, in unrestored condition, was worth around $12,000.00. After he attempted to reblue the shotgun and refinish the wood, it was worth about $1,200.00.
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November 30, 2015
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Probably I had some old Micrometers that were totally rusted shut all I did was put them in a bucket of this stuff then 2 days later pulled them out and they look like new or at least like they never were rusty.
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April 11, 2015
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i would give it a try, i've been using it at home for all sorts of thing for a year or so now. i would submerge the firearm in the solution and check it every hour to c what progress u r making. good luck!
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April 10, 2015
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Yes you can use it on a firearm, it will not damage the metal and I promise you you will be amazed at the results you will see in removing the rust. If it is fairly thick rust I would first suggest loosening it up lightly with a soft brass bristle brush so as to not scratch the metal.
Soak the firearm in it for 24 hours
Depending on the amount of rust a second application might be needed with new fluid
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Yes you can use it on a firearm, it will not damage the metal and I promise you you will be amazed at the results you will see in removing the rust. If it is fairly thick rust I would first suggest loosening it up lightly with a soft brass bristle brush so as to not scratch the metal.
Soak the firearm in it for 24 hours
Depending on the amount of rust a second application might be needed with new fluid you cannot reuse the old fluid.
Try and devise a way where you can use the least amount of Metal Rescue to soak your firearm in it...perhaps build a cheap long thin plywood box with a plastic liner (Metal Rescue does not damage plastics) just big enough to hold your firearm.
I'm serious this stuff works miracles and I have used it countless times around my house to restore items I've thought were lost.
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April 10, 2015
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Metal Rescue is a rust remover designed for iron and steel and is therefore perfectly suited for the treatment of rust on firearms but take note that is does dissolve/remove bluing.
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I would like to use this on my shed... can I spray it on and leave it?

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December 2, 2015
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This Rust Remover bath is only for soaking. Use Black Star Rust Converter Aerosol, spray it on and in 20 minutes your rust turns black then you can paint over it or leave black.
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July 21, 2015
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Spraying won't work, parts must be completely submerged.
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April 11, 2015
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ive tried painting the solution on things but that isnt enough time for it to work before it dries, i have tried coating things, using the solution as a rust inhibitor with varied results.
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Yes you can spray it on and leave it but you have to keep it wet. If or when it dries out it stops working. If you could soak some rags with it and place them over the rusty areas it would work better. It's a metal shed right? Use magnets you can buy at The Home Depot to keep the rag against the rusty areas. Loosen the rust up with a wire brush on the really rusty places first. The trailer hitch on my Read More
Yes you can spray it on and leave it but you have to keep it wet. If or when it dries out it stops working. If you could soak some rags with it and place them over the rusty areas it would work better. It's a metal shed right? Use magnets you can buy at The Home Depot to keep the rag against the rusty areas. Loosen the rust up with a wire brush on the really rusty places first. The trailer hitch on my truck was rusty so thats what I did, I wet some rags with it, wrapped it around the hitch end and used string and magnets to keep the wet rag in contact with it for 24 hours. The key is to keep it wet with this solution for about 24 hours. It takes time for it to work but it does work. Im on my second gallon of this product and it really is a miracle worker for removing rust with the least amount of effort.
Keep in mind the rust eats away at the metal so there will be pitting once the rust is removed. A wire brush will clean that up.
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November 19, 2014
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When you say 'leave it', it depends on how long you will leave it.
According to the directions:
"Check periodically. Soak time ranges: Light rust will require 5-30 minutes, moderate rust up to 4 hours and heavily rusted items may take up to 24 hours. Do not leave part in solution after rust is no longer present or metal might become dark."
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Is it reusable?

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Yes it can be reused if kept in a closed container. It will lose it strength after several uses.
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April 11, 2015
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yes it is reusable. after initial use the solution will darken and sometimes turn clear again. it works as long as the solution is clear. i keep the used portion in a separate container so the new soln is not weakened by the used soln.
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November 13, 2014
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Yes it is. The product label says to strain the solution through a coffee filter before reusing. I reused solution without straining and still got good results. But I let it soak for 2 days.
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No it is not reusable per the product information so what I have done is devise ways to use as little as possible to soak the items. The active ingredients that remove the rust is used up during the process so it wont work after or might work but not so well.
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August 11, 2014
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Metal Rescue™ Rust Remover Bath of the Workshop Hero™ line of products is a rust remover designed for iron and steel. It is non-toxic, easy to use and easy to clean up and dispose of. Metal Rescue™ is has a water-based formula that literally acts like a magnet to rust. We like to say “Metal Rescue™ is safe on everything except rust,” because while it removes rust from metal it will not harm other Read More
Metal Rescue™ Rust Remover Bath of the Workshop Hero™ line of products is a rust remover designed for iron and steel. It is non-toxic, easy to use and easy to clean up and dispose of. Metal Rescue™ is has a water-based formula that literally acts like a magnet to rust. We like to say “Metal Rescue™ is safe on everything except rust,” because while it removes rust from metal it will not harm other materials such as wood, glass, rubber, vinyl or plastic.
Metal Rescue™ is clean, safe, easy to use and is reuseable.
Metal Rescue™ has an infinite shelf life (for un-opened product). Once opened, the shelf life of the solution will vary due to biodegradability. After using Metal Rescue™, it is best to cover the bath, but still allow air to flow over the surface. Used solution that is poured back into a sealed container will allow anaerobic bacteria to begin the degradation process. Open baths that are covered to prevent too much evaporation will continue to operate effectively for up to 12 months. Read Less
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Can I use this on my bike rims. They are deeply deeply rusted from sitting so long in storage. How long Will it take.

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To get back to NEW LOOKING.
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October 25, 2016
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You can, but you'll have to come up with a nice shallow soaking vessel to lay the rims in. Depending on how rusted they are, it'll take 2-4 hours, but if they're really bad, leave over night.
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August 16, 2016
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IT WILL REMOVE THE RUST BUT NOT PREVENT IT FROM RUSTING AGAIN. IF YOU POUR SOME IN A PLASTIC TUBE AND SET THE WHEEL IN OVER NIGHT THEN THE RUST SHOULD BE GONE IN THE MORNING.
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It will take about 24 hours of soaking them in this solution. Build a not so fancy frame just large enough to put the rim(s) in with boards then place a plastic liner inside the frame. A cheap blow up kiddie pool would work too since this is safe for plastics and rubber. Place your rims inside and let them soak for at least 24 hours completely submerged. Before doing that use a brass bristle brush to Read More
It will take about 24 hours of soaking them in this solution. Build a not so fancy frame just large enough to put the rim(s) in with boards then place a plastic liner inside the frame. A cheap blow up kiddie pool would work too since this is safe for plastics and rubber. Place your rims inside and let them soak for at least 24 hours completely submerged. Before doing that use a brass bristle brush to take off some of the loose rust which will help make the product work better as the active ingredients won't get used up as fast.
Depending on how bad it is 2 applications might be necessary but it will get them as good as they can be without sandblasting them or using a power sanding wheel/wire brush on them and then having to re-chrome them.
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March 17, 2016
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Thank you for your interest in the Workshop Hero’s Metal Rescue™ Rust Remover Bath – a non-toxic, water-based rust remover designed for iron and steel—ideal for use on a bike rim. Key features and benefits of Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath include:
• Removes rust from metal surface.
• Uses chelation technology to lift iron oxide (rust) from metal surface – no chemicals or acids. Removes rust and holds
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Thank you for your interest in the Workshop Hero’s Metal Rescue™ Rust Remover Bath – a non-toxic, water-based rust remover designed for iron and steel—ideal for use on a bike rim. Key features and benefits of Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath include:
• Removes rust from metal surface.
• Uses chelation technology to lift iron oxide (rust) from metal surface – no chemicals or acids. Removes rust and holds it in suspension of the liquid.
• Safe on everything except rust.
• Once rust is removed leaves a clean, metal surface.
• Does not remove properties of the metal, does etch the metal like an acid, leaves metal surface intact and less susceptible to return/flash rusting.
• Works on all levels of rust – light to heavy.
If your bike rim is chrome, there is no need for concern. Metal Rescue™ is fantastic on chrome parts, it won’t disturb the chrome or darken the metal in any way. The length of time it will take for Metal Rescue to work is dependent on the level of rust – I would suggest you start to check your rims starting at 8 hours after the start of the soak – but it could take up to 24. Warming the liquid or keeping it warm while in use will be a big help in speeding the process along.
Metal Rescue™ is clean, safe and easy to use. Please note, following the steps highlighted below will help to ensure that users of Metal Rescue™ receive successful results:
** Metal Rescue™ Rust Remover Bath works best at room temperature or warmer. Any cooler temperatures may not produce the optimal results you are looking for. **
1) Soak. Immerse metal part in liquid until rust is removed. Do not leave part in liquid after rust is no longer present or metal might gray slightly.
2) Check. Check periodically. Immersion ranges from 5 min – 24 hrs depending on the rust. Do not leave part in solution longer than 24 hrs.
3) Rinse. Remove part and rinse with water or with clean Metal Rescue™ solution and dry thoroughly.
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 41 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This product stripped an old tool of all rust within a few hours and afterwards the liquid was still rather clean and can be re-used so I poured it right back in the container for the next project. The nice thing about this product is that it had no odor, no fumes and while I wore gloves it was clear that the formula wasn't dangerously caustic to the touch. See image (before I soaked the hand plane) for a good idea on a vessel for the soaking that I put together. October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent, Easy to Use Product I've used this product several times. It was especially useful as a bath to which I've added a very large number of rusty tools. Overnight it will de-rust lightly rusted tools, 24 hours seems to be effective in eliminating most rust from heavily rusted tools. Also, it leaves a coating on the tools, which hopefully will eliminate or reduce the possibilty of recurring rust. Also, it can be be used at least twice before its effectiveness diminishes. Even though it's fairly expensive ( $25), it represents excellent value. It also apparently comes in a large size, which lowers the cost a few dollars. I highly recommend this product. September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AMAZING PRODUCT I WAS VERY SKEPTICAL ABOUT THIS PRODUCT, BUT GAVE IT A TRY AND FOUND IT WORKS GREAT JUST AS IT CLAIMS. IT SEEMS A BIT EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH IT IF YOU HAVE RUST YOU CAN'T GET TO. IT TAKES SOME TIME TO EAT THE RUST BUT AGAIN WORTH THE WAIT. A SLIGHT DOWN SIDE IS THAT THE PART NEEDS TO BE CLEAN OF ANY OIL OR DIRT BECAUSE THIS PRODUCT IS WATER BASED, HOWEVER THAT ALSO MAKES IT NOT EASY TO CLEAN UP AND NOT HARMFUL TO ANYTHING BUT THE RUST. I WOULD RECOMMEND TO SEAL THE PART SOON AFTER THE RUST IS REMOVED BECAUSE IT WILL RETURN TO THE PART QUICKLY. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works as advertised. I used the rust remover on a severally rusted motorcycle fuel tank. After letting it sit over night, the inside of the tank looked new September 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works Great! I didn't think this product would work as advertised, but it did. I removed surface rust from some shafts and some deep rust from some electric motor housing parts. Highly recommended. September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Surface rust gone Used it inside a vintage motorcycle gas tank with very light rust. Gone in hours. August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Don't use this if you're in a hurry, but it does work. If you're in a hurry, use Naval Jelly. If you've got 24 hours to let this stuff do it's job, it works well. Follow the directions: Clean off surface rust, wire brush works well. You don't have to be perfect, just get the loose stuff off. Soak. Rinse. Wire wheels/brushes on a drill will get the rest after that and you'll end up with bright shiny metal. August 10, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by It works....slowly This is a safer alternative to Naval Jelly and similar phosphoric acid-based rust dissolving products. I believe its active ingredient may be ammonium citrate, as I had made something similar when I had access to laboratory chemicals in school. It works rather more slowly that acid-based formulations, so a larger rusty item should be bagged or well covered to minimize evaporation. I thought the price of about $25 for a gallon of the working solution was too high considering that is just a solution of a simple chemical compound in water. In that respect I think it's not very competitive with phosphoric acid products that give a similar end result more quickly and cheaply, and provide a residual phosphate coating with modest rust preventive properties, in addition to etching the surface for improved paint adhesion. July 19, 2016
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