Eliminating Rust on Outdoor Furniture & Equipment

    April 23, 2014

With warmer weather approaching, it’s time for backyard picnics, barbecues, and cooking dinner on the grill! Your spring items may be a little rusty from sitting under the deck or in a shed all winter. Loctite® Extend® Rust Treatment is your go-to product for effectively treating rust on all your spring toys.

How does it work?

Loctite® Extend® Rust Treatment converts rust to a stable base by placing a protective coating over the area to prevent further corrosion and seal the surface. The conversion can be seen when the color of Extend® changes from milky white to black. 

WATCH me explain how to rid the rust, step by step, in this product demo:

Want more how-to videos and tips for vehicle repair and spring cleaning? You might be interested in: Revving up Motorcycles & Dirt Bikes for Spring.

Common applications:

  • Patio furniture

  • Lawn mowers

  • Barbecue grills

  • Iron railings

  • Snowmobiles

  • Fence posts

  • Automobiles 

Reference our table below to see how various substrates react to Extend® Rust Neutralizer.

Tips and Recommendations:

  • Tools: For small areas, a brush or roller works best, while large areas are covered most effectively by spraying. Dipping parts is not as effective.

  • Temperature Limits: Extend® is heat resistant to 200°F continuously and 250°F for short exposure periods. At temperatures above 250°F, Extend® will become brittle and will flake off.

  • Damp Surfaces: Surface can be damp for Extend® to work, but not wet.

  • Chemical Resistance: Extend® should be topcoated with products resistant to harsh environments. Extend® is resistant to most common mild chemicals including detergents, most petroleum and vegetable oils, greases, coolants, hydraulic fluids, alcohol, gasoline, and chlorinated solvents.

  • Application Conditions: Must be between 50°F minimum and 90°F maximum. It is best to apply during a time of day when temperatures are expected to increase rather than decrease — e.g., early afternoon rather than late afternoon.

  • Safety: Wear rubber gloves and protective glasses.

I hope the video and tips help you on your next project to save a beloved item from succumbing to rust. If your lawn mower needs a tune up before heavy use, read Kelly Matson’s blog post Getting Lawn Mowers & Tractors Ready for Spring.

Stay tuned next month for posts on transmission maintenance AND soon to come, a whole month dedicated to boat repair! Until then, happy spring cleaning and restoration.

About the Author, Mike Oliveira

Mike Oliveira is an Application Engineer for Henkel. His present and previous employment has given him experience in assembly equipment, robotics, and electrical related items. Mike has used these job related skills to perform general automotive and household repairs. He earned an Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Technology.

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2 responses to “Eliminating Rust on Outdoor Furniture & Equipment”

  1. Larry Weaver says:

    Thanks for the tip to use a brush or roller for small areas when cleaning. My furniture got pretty messed up during a storm, and I’m trying to figure out how to take care of it all. For some of it, and can repair it myself, but for others, I’ll need patio furniture repair services to take care of the damage.

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