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A potato and some salt can work wonders, here are 6 miraculous uses

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Iron and other metal props always develop rust over time because of the chemical reaction between iron and moisture. Rust can form on surfaces both indoors and outdoors and will start eating through the metal slowly.

There are many options that can help you remove rust, but they are mostly expensive and need a high ventilation level because of fumes. However, you don’t have to spend a fortune because we brought you today a method that is cheap and requires items that are currently sitting in your kitchen.

1. Give cast iron a new life

Cast irons will build up rust over time and that is something that happens naturally because air moisture helps the rust formation. If your cast iron built-up rust, then you shouldn’t cook on it, instead, clean it using a potato and salt. Start by pouring a good amount of salt in your pan, then rub the salt into the iron using half a potato (it actually provides the perfect amount of moisture to the salt so that it can remove the rust). Once the rust ceases to exist, wipe out your iron and season it normally.

source: SHUTTERSTOCK

2. Erase rust from a stainless sink 

If you have a stainless steel sink that built-up rust and you wonder why that happened; Well it’s probably because of slight tinting caused hard water or metal sitting in the sink. To solve this problem, sprinkle the dry sink with baking soda, then scrub the sink with a cut lemon. The acid and the scrubbing are going to erase rust from your stainless steel sink.

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3. Restore rusty metal to a bright new finish 

Metal tools, metal garden decor, and horseshoes can develop rust over time, and you can fight that by soaking off the rust without the need of any scrubbing, but you’ll have to buy an expensive product that can be also used all around the house that’s called pure citric acid. Mix 1/4 cup of the citric acid with a gallon of water, then soak the item that has rust build-up on it for 2 hours to an entire night. Make sure to wipe down the tool right after removing it from the solution, then spray it with a protectant spray.

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4. Polish rusted chrome without damage

Contrary to what most people think, rust can build up on vintage crome. Lucky for you, the makeup of chrome does not need strong cleaners. Simply crumple a piece of aluminum foil in a ball, then wet it with a little bit of water and start polishing the rust away. The results are going to shock you.

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