A junk car is usually in the same spot for a long period of time. And what happens to cars that sit stationary for months, or even years? Rust. Also known as oxidation, rust formation is a common result of steel and other metal constituents within a vehicle that are exposed to oxygen and moisture. Sure, you don’t care if the car rusts; after all, it’s junked, and still worth virtually the same value regardless of corrosion or condition.
However, rust can seep down and leave stains on the concrete driveway or pavement below. This sometimes holds sellers back from getting rid of a junk vehicle because they fear the rust stains below will be more of an eyesore than the junk car itself. Fortunately, with the right materials, proper knowledge, and a little effort, you can easily remove rust stains from concrete and other porous pavements.
Continue reading to learn what you’ll need, how to get started, and most importantly, who you should be selling your junk car to in Kentucky!
What You Need for Concrete Rust Removal
Acid reacts with rust and ultimately, dissolves it until it is gone. So essentially, any product with high acidity may work. However, there are some materials that are more effective than others. The most common are vinegar and lemon juice. Although muriatic acid can be used, it a highly reactive liquid acid, and one of the most dangerous chemicals you can buy.
Once you choose your acid ingredient, you can continue gathering your supplies. You will need clean water, a large bucket, mild dish soap, a scrub brush, face mask, protective eye wear, and thick rubber gloves. Avoid metal bristled scrub brushes.
How to Removal Rust Stains From Concrete
Start by sweeping up and leaf blowing all surface debris. Get rid of leaves, loose dirt, pebbles, litter, and more. You must start with a clean slate.
Next, clean the concrete with soap and water. Allow the surface to dry completely.
Don your protective gear so that your hands, eyes, throat, and nose are not irritated by your acidic product.
Now you are ready to pour your acid directly onto the stained area. Saturate the area generously, and then let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
After 10 or 15 minutes, use your hard-bristled brush to scrub the stain away.
When you are finished, immediately rinse the area with clean water. Do not scrub all stains and then wait to rinse them all at once at the very end; this can cause the stain to soak back into the concrete.
You may need to repeat these steps more than once to achieve the results you want.
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Call GC’s Junk Cars at 502-804-5605 to sell a junk car in Louisville, Kentucky. We are your easiest solution to getting rid of junk and bulking up your wallet, all at the same time! Our experienced and knowledgeable junk car buyers purchase all motor vehicles, regardless of age, make, model, or condition. They don’t even have to run or have all their parts! We will pay you CASH ON THE SPOT for your junk car no matter the state it is in. Call for a free quote, today.