Mechanics use this kitchen ingredient to remove rust from cars and it only costs $2

With rust, you need to act as quickly as possible, before it spreads.

Mechanics use this kitchen ingredient to remove rust from cars and it only costs $2

With rust, you need to act as quickly as possible, before it spreads. Here's how to do it with a simple kitchen ingredient.

In a country where it cries regularly like France, everything, from barbecues to cars, rusts. Treating rust early on can save you a lot of hassle and money in the long run. When you notice a rust stain, it's crucial to prevent it from spreading throughout your car. Auto experts have shared a simple tip for removing rust, and you may already have the necessary product at home. In fact, all you need to do is use a bottle of Coca-Cola, ideally Diet Coke, and a sponge to treat the rust.

Car enthusiasts say that Diet Coke is the best version of this soft drink to use because you won't have to worry about leaving sugary residue on your car. They also add that it is easier to use when the drink has lost some of its effervescence, thus avoiding bubbles during cleaning. Diet Coke is effective because it is a carbonate which directly attacks the metal oxides present in rust. Coca-Cola also contains small amounts of citric acid that can help remove stains, while phosphoric acid gives the drink rust-fighting power strong enough to treat small rust stains on cars.

According to mechanics, the parts of a car most likely to rust are the chassis, wheel arches, exhaust system and suspension. The problem can be detected by the presence of bubbles under the paint, which indicates a loss of contact between the paint and the panel, caused by the ingress of water and air. Auto experts suggest preventing rust by regularly washing and drying your car, especially if you live near the sea or have driven in adverse weather conditions that accelerate corrosion. It's also recommended to add a coat of wax to protect the paint and regularly use an oil-based product like WD40 to "remove moisture from hinges and other hard-to-reach areas."

Some time ago, another use for Coke was suggested, to remove stubborn limescale deposits from toilets. On this occasion, Coca-Cola then said: “Rumors claim that due to its acidic nature, Coca-Cola can be used to clean toilets, corroded car batteries, loosen rusty bolts, remove stains from rust from bumpers, remove grease from clothing and clean residue from a windshield. Although it contains a small amount of edible acid, we do not recommend its use for these purposes. It is best to use cleaning products classic cleaning." Everyone is free to test.

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