I have always loved metal pedal cars but they are pricey. So, when I saw the back end of this car in a photo online I called immediately to inquire about it.
The price was right for the picking. There was just one issue, the seller did not disclose the rust on the steering wheel. At first I was a let down but I decided I could either cry over it and create more rust or put on some gloves and take care of the issue. Just because it was rusted does not mean it was destroyed.
Some of you may know this trick but those that don’t here we go. Grab a can of WD-40, a pair of gloves, steel wool, and an old rag. Now you may be saying to your self, I have never seen a can of w-40 like that. Well, that is because it is more fun to use odd cans for normal things. This can was a part of a lot we won at an auction so it became the home to our WD-40.
The process is easy as pie but takes a little elbow grease. Apply the WD-40 to the rusted area and scrub with the steel wool. The more the rust the harder to remove. When you have all the rust removed wipe it down with your rag.
Bam!! Almost shiny and new. If I would have kept scrubbing it would be 100% gone but I ran out of WD-40. The can may be cute but it is small so that is the downfall. Note if the metal is corroded due to the rust this will not fix that problem. It can only remove superficial rust. The more rust the more work.
Now go get a tetanus shot, find some rusty stuff and get to cleaning. If you are in need of some supplies I have included Amazon links below for you to load up. WD-40, Medium latex gloves, Medium vinyl gloves for the latex sensitive, and steel wool.