How do you get a very old rusted rod iron banister clean?
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Steel wool, elbow grease, and something to encapsulate the rust. You should use steel wool or synthetic pads to remove bulk of rust, then wipe the dust down with a tack cloth or a solvent and rag (mind rags soaked in solvent for spontaneous combustion). Then use a rust blocking spray paint to encapsulate and freshen up the look of the rod iron. I would recommend a satin black possibly in Rustoleum's Stops Rust product.
I use sos or gen soap pads! Go over it with a mr clean magic earasor(sp)