Don’t Let Rust “Toy” With Your Emotions – Remove Rust from Old Metal Toys and Bring Them Back to Life!

As a member of the Workshop Hero team, I often hear from customers about their success in using Metal Rescue® Rust Remover Bath/CONCENTRATE to remove rust from old metal toys. While some of them are collectors, more often I hear from someone who wants to bring a toy “back to life” because they are inspired by memories from their childhood.  Some customers use Metal Rescue to revive toys from their parents or even their grandparents era, while others actually are the parent or grandparent and they want to restore a toy from their youth to share with family.  Whatever the reason, the results speak for themselves.

Why Metal Rescue is Ideal for Removing Rust From Metal Toys

Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath is a water-based rust remover designed for iron and steel.  It is non-toxic, easy to use and easy to clean up and dispose of.  We like to say “Metal Rescue is safe on everything except rust,” because while it removes rust from metal it will not harm other materials that may be found on a vintage metal toy such as wood, glass, rubber, vinyl or plastic and it is safe enough you can put your hands in it.  There are a host of additional features and benefits that make Metal Rescue ideal for use when removing rust from vintage metal toys:

  • Non-toxic, contains no hazardous ingredients, biodegradable
  • Easy to use, clean up, and dispose of
  • Uses chelation technology to lift iron oxide (rust) from metal surface – no chemicals or acids
  • Does not etch or remove properties of the metal
  • Works on all levels of rust – light to heavy

How Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath Works

Metal Rescue removes rust with chelation technology — its rust removal ability is due to the chelation’s attraction to iron oxide (otherwise known as rust).  Chelation technology works by surrounding the iron oxide particles (during the bath or soak time) and lifting them from the metal surface. Use of chelation technology to lift iron oxide (rust) from the metal’s surface eliminates the use of chemicals or acids.  Metal Rescue removes rust and holds it in suspension of the liquid.

How To Remove Rust from a Metal Toy

Before starting the rust removal process, closely assess the metal toy with a critical eye.  Even with Metal Rescue’s safe, water-based formula there are some vintage metal toys that are not stable enough to tolerate the rust removal process.  Examples include toys with flaking or cracking surfaces, the age/pigment composition of paint, or chipping/deteriorating paint or coatings.  Exercise caution if the vintage toy exhibits any of these types of conditions and proceed with a “when in doubt, test it out” tactic.  If there is any question or concern regarding the stability or surface condition of the metal toy, test a small, unseen area before proceeding.

Special Considerations for Rust Removal from a Vintage Painted Metal Toy

It is important to note, that while Metal Rescue is safe on most paints, there are special considerations that apply when working with vintage painted toys:

  1. If a layer of rust has formed underneath the paint, some of the paint will be lost as Metal Rescue lifts the rust from the metal.
  2. Some paints (and inks) may use iron oxide pigment (usually orange or red).  Since Metal Rescue has been designed to remove iron oxide, it may dissolve the pigment in these types of paints.  Always test a small section or hidden area prior to use.
  3. Soaking any item too long in a liquid (whether it is Metal Rescue or even water), especially an old/vintage item, can loosen or damage the paint.
  4. For optimal results, check toy each hour while soaking and promptly remove once it has reached desired results.

Photo Proof of Metal Rescue’s Effectiveness in Removing Rust From Old Metal Toys

There is an old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words – so let these customer before and after photos do the talking.  Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath is the clean, safe and easy way to remove rust from vintage metal toys and to take the work out of your workshop.


Cheri Rugh Workshop HeroCheri Rugh, the Chief Marketing Gal for the Workshop Hero brand, is on the frontlines in working with customers—both in asking questions about their projects and in answering questions about the products and how to use them.  When she is left to her own devices, she likes to walk, run or pedal her cares away (with or without her three kids by her side), procure her love of all things pink and continue her voracious consumption of podcasts.

Caffeine & Octane at the Beach

This past March, Workshop Hero™ packed up shop and headed down to Jekyll Island, Georgia for the 2nd annual Caffeine & Octane at the Beach car and motorcycle show. Workshop Hero had the privilege to be invited last year by one of the event founders and Workshop Hero Nation member, Bryan Fuller of Fuller Moto. We had such a great time at the beach last year, we had to come back!

The Caffeine & Octane Car Show began in 2006 highlighting cars and coffee on the first Sunday morning of each month. Set in Dunwoody, Georgia, it has since become the largest gathering of car enthusiasts with over 2,000 cars and 15,000 spectators. Once a year, they move to the beach at the historic state park of Jekyll Island, one of the Golden Isles of Georgia. Jekyll Island serves as an incredible setting the unique three-day event full of cars, bikes, and more.

This year’s Caffeine & Octane at the Beach took place on March 16th-18th. The weekend brought over 350 various makes and models of classic and one-of-a-kind cars and bikes all on display inside and outside the grounds of the Jekyll Island Convention Center. During the event, you could attend educational workshops and a celebrity round table discussion with guests ranging from TV personalities, world speed record holders, and YouTube sensations. There was also the American Makers Artist Marketplace vendor expo and a boat cruise showcasing the island featuring Sweet Water craft beer. A highlight of the weekend is the Forged Invitational put on by Fuller Moto. The invitational runs during the weekend and features 20 hand-built cars and 20 hand-built motorcycles from some of the top custom builders in the country that are all hand-selected by Bryan Fuller himself.

Caffeine & Octane at the BeachThis year celebrity guests included our friend, YouTuber, and Car enthusiast, Eric the Car Guy. Eric drove his own build, a 1979 Ford Fairmont, down 1,500 miles from Ohio to the beach to join in on the show. “It was awesome to have him park next to our booth and show off all the hard work he put into it!” said Steve Goers of Workshop Hero.

“In addition to the cars and beaches, the event was a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and make some new ones! We got the chance to talk to people about Metal Rescue® Rust Remover Bath, Metal Rescue® Rust Remover Gel, and Dry Coat™ Rust Preventative as well as demonstrate, in-person just how our products “Take the Work out of Your Workshop!”

We had an awesome time and can’t wait until we hit the beach again next year!

Check out our one minute recap of the event:

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The Unique Artistry of Makoto Endo

We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you our very own Workshop Hero Nation Station. No need to grab the remote or to check your local listings, we have got you covered with a hand chosen “video du jour.”

At Workshop Hero we marvel at the unique talents that we come across during our travels at road shows and swap meets. One such talent is the art of Makoto Endo. Endo, born in Japan, is a painter whose primary subject is motorcycles. But he isn’t just any painter, Endo uses a one-of-a-kind technique to create his master pieces—he flings Indian ink on canvas using chopsticks. No paint brushes or other traditional painting tools are in his paint box—Endo sticks to his chopsticks, bamboo chopsticks chosen for their strength and flexibility, to be exact.

Words can’t do justice to his artistry, but the video below takes a stab at it.

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John Viviani

There is No Rest in Restoration for this Expert – John Viviani’s Wheels are Always In Motion

John Viviani’s road to restoration has been paved by more than just good intentions.  It has taken many twists and turns; starts and stops; potholes and pitfalls; but ultimately Viviani’s journey has led him to a career that is fueled by his passion.

Viviani holds the “official” title of Parts Manager for the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, a position that encompasses everything from car restoration, to parts management, to historic automobile event management.

“This is a position that really fuels my thirst for knowledge about the history of the car.”

Viviani’s stories and experiences that led him to Barber read like a cross-country road map; full of jaunts and detours that were as unique as his position with Barber.

His formal education includes a degree in Modern Automotive Technology from Illinois Central College and a degree in Automobile Restoration from McPherson College in Kansas.

“I have always been interested in cars, even while working at one of my first jobs for MacDonalds Shell Gas Station — I would stay after close and spent many nights tearing my car apart and building it on the lift to learn what can and can’t be done.”

Viviani made the decision to move to Kansas to attend McPherson College to learn more about automotive restoration.  While in school he also worked for Stellar Restorations, a job that he calls his first “real” restoration job.

“Being a non-traditional student, I knew that real world experience is what really mattered,” Viviani explained.  “Tim Bowers at Stellar gave me a chance and I still discover things to this day that I learned while working there; I owe them my career.”

In 2000, Viviani relocated to just outside of Washington DC to work for White Post Restorations, one of the oldest restoration shops in the country.  He accepted a position in the museum conservation field as the studio foreman and worked on statue restoration and artifacts.

Viviani’s new office was also in charge of the preservation, restoration and stabilization of all of the artifacts that were brought up from the Titanic.  While the Titanic project launched before his employment, Viviani was involved in some of it and it concluded during his tenure.

Viviani tells of how, for years, he would put his lunch in the company refrigerator right next to a plastic storage container that contained a pair of shoes that were desalinating.  “That pair of shoes were actually recovered from the Titanic!”  Beside his desk also sat perfectly preserved sheets of tissue paper still showing White Star Lines watermark, that once separated the porcelain bed pans used on the ship.

“It is truly amazing when you think back on the mass destruction and loss of life of that shipwreck and what we were able to preserve.”

In another project, Viviani served as the foreman on the Saturn V Rocket restoration in Huntsville, Alabama.  Restoration efforts were focused on bringing the rocket back to a condition that was close to what it resembled on the launch pad.  In working on the project, Viviani would alternate between his office D.C. location and the Huntsville location.

His travels between the two locations had unforeseen implications on his career path.  “On one of my trips, I planned a stop at a local car museum that was located in what I jokingly referred to as ‘backwoods Alabama.”  The museum was known to host a large Lotus sports and race car collection that interested Viviani, who was a big Lotus collector and owned three of the cars at the time.

What Viviani was surprised to discover was the Lotus collection was housed in the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum— a museum that currently includes a 250,000 square foot building full of more than 100 vintage cars (55 are Lotus) and more than 1600 motorcycles.

“Just being there inspired me enough to think that perhaps I would like to get back into car restoration.”

Viviani sent his resume to Barber and after months of interviews and discussion, he accepted a position and found himself relocating to Birmingham, Alabama.

“It was a dream job, I was hired as their official Lotus Restoration Technician and the rest is history!”

Now, over 10 years later, Viviani says almost every aspect of his job has changed and evolved in some way.

“Everyone at the museum wears multiple hats.  While my current title is “Parts Manager,” I actually handle all of the car restoration; order parts for both the cars and motorcycles housed in the museum; help locate any hard-to-find items for the cars, motorcycles or the museum; handle shipping and receiving; assist with tours and club activities; and manage all aspects of our spring and fall swap meet events,” Viviani explained.

And if that wasn’t enough, Viviani continues to pursue his other car-related passions including his desire to expand the car collector hobby with our youth.  In Viviani’s observation, even those kids that may not be directly interested in cars can become hooked when they are shown how cars can teach everything from art and design to building techniques to business concepts.  The range includes metal shaping, woodwork, computer programming, 3D printing as well as marketing and business planning.

“There is no single product in the world that has had more impact on evolving technology than the automobile.”

Viviani rounds out his “full submersion” into the world of car restoration with a more recent endeavor, the launch of a podcast “No Driving Gloves.”

“Podcasting began to fascinate me a few years back – I think we all fantasize about being a DJ at one point in time or at least wanting to rebut something said on the radio.  I started really thinking hard about doing a podcast on something I had decades of experience and knowledge in like collector cars.”

Viviani started with a podcast research and development phase in 2016 and found two co-hosts with similar interests and expertise to help put together what he calls a “barber shop” style podcast.

“We discuss off-the-cuff topics in a format similar to what you might hear typical ‘car guys’ chatting about at a restaurant or bar.”

The podcast took to the air in mid-2017 and it is self-described as “three automotive industry professionals musing over whatever they feel like.”

“It has been an enjoyable experience and we all have fun putting it together each week, which is a metaphor for how I try to live my life – have fun and it will work out!”

To learn more, visit the Barber Museum website and check out Viviani’s podcast No Driving Gloves.

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The Neon Museum

The Bright Lights of Las Vegas Never Dim at its Neon Museum

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and with its collection of more than 200 iconic neon signs, the Las Vegas Neon Museum is no doubt a beautiful sight to see. Housing over 80 years of Las Vegas signage dating back to the 1930s, a visit to the museum’s six acre Neon Boneyard can be likened to a unique and illuminating history lesson of the Vegas strip.

A stop at the museum’s campus is quite a spectacle, and that is exactly the point. The Neon Museum works toward one goal – “to ensure that not a single piece of Las Vegas signage is ever lost.” Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission statement says they are dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment.

Las Vegas has always been known for its neon signs, they served as a “status symbol” — the bigger and better the sign, the bigger and better the casino.

All signs are donated, many of them by the Young Electric Company Sign Co. (YESCO), and there is a shared belief amongst the museum’s members, volunteers and sponsors that not only are the signs important pieces of art, they each tell a unique story.  A story best told by seeing the signs in all their neon glory.

Visitors to the museum are able to visually take in all that it has to offer through guided day and night tours. Tours that have recently been enhanced by the use of projection mapping. Many of the signs in the collection do not light up as they once did, and restoring them is no easy feat. Projection mapping allows digital animation and images to be displayed by projectors on the signs giving them the feel as if they were restored.

The power of projection mapping is best experienced in the museum’s special 30-minute show titled “Brilliant!” Set to music, “Brilliant!” is designed not only to entertain but to captivate visitors who are surrounded by displayed signs.

While the organization was founded in 1996, the Neon Boneyard officially opened in 2012. In the six years since, the campus has grown to include a visitor’s center that is housed in the original lobby of the La Concha Motel, designed by Paul Revere Williams, and a second Neon Boneyard (the North Gallery). The North Gallery has become a unique site for special events such as photo shoots, educational programs and even weddings.

The Neon Museum’s reach stretches beyond its campus walls. The museum works with the community to preserve old signs currently on display as an alternative to having them replaced. They also work with current venues to ensure that if the decision is made to remove its signage, that those signs are donated to the museum.

One recent effort is a campaign to preserve the distinct guitar sign from the now closed Hard Rock Café. While the sign has been donated by YESCO, acquiring the sign is only part of the journey to bring the sign back to life. Relocating a huge neon sign is not easy and it is not cheap—the Neon Museum is currently collecting contributions to cover the transportation, installation, and future maintenance of the familiar guitar sign.

The Neon Museum is also a part of the Las Vegas Signs Project–an initiative that works to put historic signs back in downtown Las Vegas. Working with the City of Las Vegas, an area of Las Vegas Boulevard was deemed a Federal Scenic Byway allowing restored signs to be displayed as public art. Currently, there are nine restored signs that are part of the project, including the Silver Slipper, the Lucky Cuss Hotel and the 5th Street Liquor Sign.

If you’re looking to experience the sparkle and beauty of Las Vegas in a unique way, set your sights on a visit to the Neon Museum and take a moment to embrace the Workshop Hero motto “Less Work, More Play.”

To learn more about the Neon Museum and their preservation of Las Vegas Neon signs, visit: http://www.neonmuseum.org

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What The GEL?

NEW METAL RESCUE GEL – YOUR ON-THE-SPOT-RUST REMOVER!

Unlike your nagging spouse, never let it be said that we at Workshop Hero™ don’t listen. You told us you wanted a rust remover that could be used on rusty items that can’t be soaked and we heard you loud and clear.

Say hello to Metal Rescue Rust Remover GEL— or what we at Workshop Hero call your On-the-Spot rust remover! Our new GEL is formulated to cling to metal, making it ideal for use on spot rust, vertical surfaces, or rust in hard-to-reach areas. In addition, GEL’s highly adhesive formula allows for controlled application which eliminates waste and the risk of harming the surface area around the rust.

“Our Workshop Hero research and development team locked themselves in their lab and worked vigilantly to develop a gel-based rust remover that not only removes rust but does so without harmful or corrosive acids, alkalis or solvents,” said Dave Yancho, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The good news, they did it!”

Metal Rescue GEL is non-toxic; environmentally friendly; biodegradable and easy to use; there’s no scrubbing, dipping, wire brushing, and in contrast to Metal Rescue’s other formulations — no soaking.

“During our extensive testing of GEL we found one essential step to be the secret to its success: for optimal performance GEL must remain moist. Do not allow GEL to dry,” explained Yancho.

To drive that point home, we coined the phrase “Keep GEL from Dryin’ and Wrap After Applyin’” and developed the Metal Rescue GEL signature plastic wrap method. You will see it on our packaging and as part of the recommended steps for use. Once GEL has been applied, cover area with common household plastic wrap to protect GEL from air exposure. It is that simple!

Currently, GEL is available in a 17.64 ounce jar through select Home Depot stores and online at www.HomeDepot.com and we aren’t foolin’ when we say GEL will be available as of April 1, 2018, on the shelves of all US AutoZone stores!

Want to learn more about GEL?  Take a look at this 30-second video:

For more information about Metal Rescue visit www.workshophero.com.

Cristy Lee

Cristy Lee Is Living Proof that Your Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do

The Workshop Hero designation of “ACE” is one reserved for those who are experts in their craft; those who demonstrate mastery, pursue greatness and are fueled by the love of what they do.  With Cristy Lee, this Workshop Hero Nation newsletter’s newly named ACE, truer words were never spoken.

Cristy Lee is a living testament to the quote “love what you do, do what you love”  as she has masterfully found a way to combine all of the things she is most passionate about–cars, motorcycles, reporting, hosting–and turned them into a successful and thriving career.  Not an easy feat for anyone, let alone for a female working in a male-dominated field/industry.

“I’ve built a career around being myself and doing the things I love, so it feels less like “work” and I truly do love what I do!”

Not familiar with what it is exactly that Cristy Lee does? The better question might be what doesn’t she do? Highlights of her resume include

  • Current co-host of All Girls Garage on Velocity- 7th season
  • Current host of Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions aired on Velocity and Discovery Channel
  • Motorsports reporter with experience in covering events including XGames, WorldSuperBike, MotoGP, MotoAmerica, Motocross Racing, FMX, Off-Road Truck Racing
  • Brand Ambassador for Kawasaki Motors USA & Pirelli Tires US

If that isn’t enough, on a personal level Cristy Lee is a 15-year motorcycle enthusiast and avid track, street, dirt rider; a builder/wrencher whose current projects include a 1971 Triumph Trophy; a 1967 Pontiac Grand Prix; and a 50cc mini-moto race bike.

In her own words, Cristy Lee confesses “I have an adrenaline addiction and a two-wheel obsession!”

At first glance, Cristy Lee’s notoriety in the world of motorsports is hard to make sense of. How did this young, blonde, trained dancer, born and raised in central Florida, fresh from graduation from Daytona State College make a name for herself in the male-dominated field of cars and motorcycles? It all began with one game-changing decision–Cristy Lee packed up and moved cross country to Michigan’s Detroit Motor City.

“I relocated to Detroit for business opportunities investing in real estate because at the time, the market was booming for investors in the Detroit area.”  But the Motor City proved to offer much more to her. Practicing dance since a very young age, Cristy Lee put her many years of dance training to good use when she auditioned (and made) the NBA’s Detroit Pistons Dance Team in 2006, and later went on to perform for the MISL Dance Team.

Only three years after arriving in Detroit, Cristy Lee’s roots in the Motor City grew stronger when she won a contest that landed her a position as a DJ reporting the traffic, sports and weather for 101.1 WRIF FM Radio, a large rock format station. “The WRIF was a turning point for me, it really opened up my interest and excitement within the broadcasting world, and also gave me some great experience – it felt like the stepping stone to my career now!”

It wasn’t long before she transitioned from the studio behind a microphone to announcing on camera in front of a live audience. In 2009, Cristy Lee began her stint as the In-Arena Hostess for the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings and host for Red Wing’s TV.

“I was hooked–there was no turning back, my time with the Red Wings until 2012 not only provided me with on-camera exposure, valuable interview skills, and that live “TV” experience, but it acted as a domino effect on my career!”

Her next steps in this career path would include emcee work as a game show host at a local casino, in addition to management of a small talent agency, and eventually to the auto show circuit where she worked as a narrator for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep.

At the same time, Cristy Lee’s love of motorcycles continued to grow. It was an interest that started when she was young and spent time in the garage with her father who was a shop owner and mechanic. “I would help my dad here and there, but I didn’t really get into wrenching until later down the road, when I had a motorcycle of my own. My dad used to take me out riding on his dirt bike when I was really young, I think it all started then.”

Cristy Lee began to spend more and more of her spare time working in her garage on bikes–building track bikes, making additions, repairing broken parts after she had crashed (oops) — and one day, she had a lightbulb moment.

“I started to ‘dream’ or entertain thoughts of using my experience as a reporter and on-camera host in combination with my love of motorcycles,” Cristy Lee explained. “The idea was so exciting, I couldn’t stop thinking about how amazing it would be.”

Cristy Lee put the wheels in motion to make her idea a reality by joining on with Daytona-based AMA Pro Racing. While with AMA Pro Racing, she developed online video content that included stories, race coverage, and interviews with top riders as part of the American Motorcycle Road Racing series.

“It was invaluable, I gained experience in everything from working as a commentator, producer, reporter, PA announcer and host—it literally was the kick start to my career in motorsports.”

On the heels of the AMA Pro Racing work, Cristy Lee was also asked to audition for a new show that was in development. In 2012, she was formally cast as one of three hosts on an all-female automotive “how-to” show named All Girls Garage on Velocity.

“Landing my role on All Girls Garage was unbelievable,” Christy Lee said. “It helped to solidify that women do have a place in the ‘garage,’ and better yet, it led to other opportunities including my role as a co-host on the live coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions also on Velocity and Discovery Channel.”

At the same time, Cristy Lee was able to fuel her “dream” as she continued to cover the world of motorsports for major networks as a pit-reporter including Fox Sports, NBC Sports Network, ABC and ESPN. “It has been an awesome ‘ride,’ it is a lot of work but work that I consider it a privilege to be a part of.”

We asked this new Workshop Hero ACE to look back on the experiences and lessons she has learned during her evolution and advancement to her current resting place as a recognized figure in the motorcycle and automotive industry.  “I love my work, but it is not who I am, it is what I do.”  To further explain her mindset, Cristy Lee recites one of her favorite quotes:

“What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.”

“I love this quote because the moral or my biggest take away from it is, ‘make everyday count!’”

Say “Sew” Long To Rust

We couldn’t put out a Workshop Hero Nation newsletter without mention of our product line – Metal Rescue Rust Remover and Dry Coat Rust Preventative Spray. These products are our bread and butter and we would be remiss if we didn’t mention them – come on now, we have to pay the bills!

We “stitched” together the details of this issue’s “rustemonial” from our customer Cathy who used Metal Rescue to remove rust from her antique sewing machine. Cathy was looking for a safe rust removal solution for her vintage item and in her own words, she said “Metal Rescue was just the ticket!”

Check out the before and after photos for the rest of the story.

I didn’t have a plastic container the right shape or depth to soak the entire sewing machine, so I soaked one end for about three hours then rotated and soaked the other end and it worked great! It did not harm the paint at all. Thanks for the great product!

Rust vs My Jeep: How I Easily Stopped Spreading Rust

Jar of Metal Rescue GEL for Jeep Rust Removal

Even as a member of the Workshop Hero sales team, I am not unscathed by the effects of rust. In fact, while driving, I had a rock hit the front of my JEEP. The impact of the rock created a dent just deep enough to rip the paint off without really damaging the hood. Upon close inspection of the dime-sized spot of exposed metal, I decided to do what many of us do when it comes to immediately fixing a car problem before it gets out of hand — absolutely nothing.

How To Stop a Rust Spot

Even as a “trained rust professional,” who knows what rust loves best is to be left alone to corrode, I turned a blind eye. With the assistance of water, air and time, my lovely dime-sized spot started to fester and it started to bother me. While it was purely cosmetic and it would hit me at ridiculous moments like waiting for my kids in the school pick up line, my car started to feel junky and old.

So I decided it was time to “practice what I preach” and tackle my little spot of rust on my own. While Metal Rescue® Rust Remover GEL is sold at AutoZone, I am not the typical AutoZone customer. I am NOT a ‘car girl’. I might classify myself as doing little-to-none when it comes to working on my own car–I even take it in to be detailed instead of cleaning my car myself. But not this time – I was ready to show rust who is boss with the help of Metal Rescue® Rust Remover GEL of course.

How To Get Rid of Rust on a Jeep

Using a cup of water I ‘washed’ off the hood of my car. Next, I found a stencil brush in my house to apply Metal Rescue® Rust Remover GEL to the rusty spot. According to the label, Metal Rescue® GEL is safe on paint, which is good news because I ended up getting Metal Rescue® GEL on the paint in addition to the rust spot on the hood of my car. The top of the Metal Rescue® GEL bottle says ‘keep GEL from Drying, wrap after applying’. I went inside grabbed a piece of saran wrap and taped the saran wrap in place with masking tape. I left the car outside in the sun all day. By evening, I took the saran wrap off, grabbed my hose and just sprayed the front of my car. It looked 99% complete so I did the entire process again over night. Applied, wrapped in saran wrap, and then rinsed the gel off in the morning. The rust was removed from my car and I was pumped!

After removing the rust from the hood of my car with Metal Rescue® Rust Remover GEL, I now had a bare metal, I bought a stick of touch-up paint that matched my JEEP. Viola! Good as new. Take a look at the pictures below.

Jeep Before and After Rust Removal

I would highly recommend using Metal Rescue® Rust Remover GEL for all of your on-the-spot rust removal needs. In particular, Metal Rescue® Rust Remover GEL is a perfect solution for removing rust spots from your car. Metal Rescue® Rust Remover GEL was safe, clean and easy to use.


Kristin Moore Workshop HeroKristin Moore has been a rockstar on our brand/marketing team for the past 5 years. When she’s outside of the office, she loves to explore Michigan in her beloved Jeep with her husband and 2 kids. You can also catch her trying new unique dinner recipes or at the gym burning off steam and a few calories.

World’s Greatest Drag Race – Lamborghini vs Farm Truck

We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you our very own Workshop Hero Nation Station. No need to grab the remote or to check your local listings, we have got you covered with a hand chosen “video du jour.” At Workshop Hero we say never underestimate the power of all things old and vintage. Case in point, check out our buddies Farmtruck & Azn of the DISCOVERY channel’s Street Outlaw. Their 1970 Chevy long-bed truck stood toe-to-toe or in this case wheel-to-wheel on the race track against a Lamborghini Huracán. We don’t want to give away the ending but let’s just say once you’ve watched, you will have a newfound respect for your elders – elder automobiles that is.