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how do you get rust off of glass?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rebstew187, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. rebstew187
    Joined: Jan 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,458


    On my 61 Bel Air the rear roof has the overhang or visor over the back window.through the years I guess it has gotten pin holes in the gutter and the water drips on the back glass.on both side it has rust stains in the glass.I have seen a few of these 61's that has the same stain on them.I have tried a few things on it but nothing seems to work.anyone know what will take it out without scratching the glass
  2. dadseh
    Joined: May 13, 2001
    Posts: 526


    Get moms pot scrubber pad and some soapy water.

  3. Chrome Shop Mafia
    Joined: Jul 14, 2005
    Posts: 555

    Chrome Shop Mafia

    If dadseh's suggestion doesn't work, maybe try a 50/50 with vinegar and water. I don't know if it'll affect the glass, but it should take the rust stains out.

    Take care...

  4. enjenjo
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 2,363

    from swanton oh

    It may not come off. If a car has been setting for a long period, the acid in the rain will actually etch the glass, and the rust will be imbedded right into the glass itself. My fleetline rear glass is like that.
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  5. L B
    Joined: Oct 12, 2001
    Posts: 543

    L B
    from San Diego

    You got glass in my rust.........
  6. L B
    Joined: Oct 12, 2001
    Posts: 543

    L B
    from San Diego

    tripple 000 steel wool will get it off and won't scratch or harm the glass. I think you got rust on my glass ? L B
  7. s.r.i.
    Joined: Aug 6, 2005
    Posts: 1,078

    from Hell

    Try a place that deals with jet boats. Many times headers (like Basset) dont clear the back of the transom and the headers "drip" water on them, leaving rust stains. I tried freaking EVERYTHING, or so I thought, then tried some cleaner they had, spay on, whipe off. Completely clean in seconds.
  8. Lionheart
    Joined: May 8, 2003
    Posts: 654


    NAVAL JELLY rust dissolver, any auto parts store, hell even Wallmart has the pink gel.
  9. InPrimer
    Joined: Mar 10, 2003
    Posts: 778


    Soak a rag in COKE* TM and it will eat the rust same goes for light rust on chrome. Back in the '50s it was the only way we knew how...
  10. Rocky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 13,423

    Classified Editor

    I've had luck with soaking a rag with vinegar and letting it sit on the area, keeping the rag saturated with a spray bottle...don't get it on the paint...
  11. roadsterpilot
    Joined: Dec 31, 2004
    Posts: 532


    Try some toilet bowl cleaner, I have used that and it will take calcium off the glass also, but do not spray glass cleaner on top of it, it will smoke and really scare shit out of ya if you dont expect it.......I know I tryed that too....RP
  12. Benzine440
    Joined: Aug 30, 2004
    Posts: 3,250


    Distilled white vinegar about 40% acetic acid. Carefull it will burn your skin.
  13. KnuckleBuster
    Joined: Oct 6, 2002
    Posts: 299


    The center support for the visor on my 54 Chevy does the same thing - leaves a rusty stain right down center of windsheild.

    Try some CLR spray - let it sit for a while then whipe it off - it may take a few shots, but I find it works really well.

    Good luck,
  14. polisher
    Joined: Jul 28, 2002
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    Any cola will do.
    Pepsi, cheap stuff.
    As long as it's cola.
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 6,929


    I dunno how you'll do it, but Metal Prep removes rust from glass. Use it full strength, maybe the rag deal like posted above. Let it sit a lil while, gone. No etching or damage. Did a headlight lense a few years back that was basically junk due to caked on and stained glass. Soaked it overnight and voila...a NOS headlight lense.
  16. guiseart
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
    Posts: 3,872


    Rubbing/polishing compound and a buffing wheel on a drill... seriously... and a teenager.

    Or a teenager on a drill
  17. The best way to get a smooth clean surface on glass is to use "Whink" its in a brown bottle, get it at the grocery store . Make sure glass is out of direct sunlight. Wet area around glass but keep glass as dry as possible. Apply Whink to a dish rag , move rag in a circular motion applying a bit of pressure, you will see the rust and all waterspots go away. Rinse with fresh water Now apply Rainx or something like it. This is the way that the entire yachting world keeps all that glass looking so clean! Dont do in direct sunlight or allow the whink to set on it for a long period or it will fog/etch the glass.

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