How to Remove Rust From Tin

By Hunker Contributor

Your favorite baking pans and cookie sheets always seem to be the ones that collect the most rust. Tin is a soft, crystalline metal that is silvery white when not rusted. You can readily restore rusty tin to its natural luster.

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Baking sheets may need cleaning if they become rusty over time.

Step 1

Rub the rust with super-fine steel wool. Rinse with warm soap and water should do the trick.

Step 2

Rub the rust with a peeled potato dipped in baking soda or salt.

Step 3

Soak the tin in container containing a cola drink. Soak and then let dry. Rub off the rust.

Step 4

Rub rusty tools with a soap-filled steel wool pad dipped in kerosene or turpentine. Follow by rubbing with wadded aluminum foil on the tools.