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Old 11-15-2008, 10:33 AM   #1
Brian Lawyer
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Tips - Cleaning rust on Weight Plates?

Just picked up a set of 300lb iron plates for $50. They are perfect to supplement my bumper plates. I personally like the used look they already have but I was thinking about cleaning them up a little. There is some slight rust spots on them and on the bar that came with them. Any suggestions how to approach cleaning the rust off with out damaging anything?
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:22 AM   #2
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Re: Tips - Cleaning rust on Weight Plates?

Try hitting the rust spots with some WD-40, or something similiar, and some 0000 steel wool. Steel wool is great stuff.
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:37 PM   #3
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Re: Tips - Cleaning rust on Weight Plates?

There was a post a week or less ago in this forum about soaking them in Coca-cola to remove the rust.http://www.board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=39074 (wfs)
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:37 PM   #4
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Re: Tips - Cleaning rust on Weight Plates?

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There was a post a week or less ago in this forum about soaking them in Coca-cola to remove the rust.http://www.board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=39074 (wfs)
I have two five pounders that are about as bad as those in the link above pics. I may try the coke on those. The rest of the set only has a few spots here and there which I don't think warrants 4 days of soaking in cocal cola. I was thinking something along the lines of steel wool and kerosene.
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:28 AM   #5
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Re: Tips - Cleaning rust on Weight Plates?

Here's why the Coke works as a --weak-- rust removal agent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphoric_acid (wfs).

A more effective means is Naval Jelly as mentioned in the article.
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