How do you get rust out of feeders?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LoneCowboy, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I'm rebuilding a bunch of brooders that I picked up from a feed store, they've been stored outside for 10 years. First one I've worked on runs like a champ. I rewired the whole thing and it's running just great. The waver in the thermostat even still works. [​IMG] I just need to know how to clean up the feeders and get the rust out of them.

    Any ideas?
  2. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Try steel wool
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Naval jelly might be an idea.
  4. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Songster

    Nov 3, 2007
    Get what you can off with steel wool or a wire brush. If its lots of rust and an easy area to get to a wire brush on a drill would be the way to go. Once you get all the rust you can off spray the affected areas with rust convertor. Ospho and The Right Stuff are good rust convertors. The right stuff is the generic that works just as well but cheaper. It can be bought in auto parts stores in the paint section. It will leave some white powder behind brush or wipe it off a couple days after application.
  5. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Cool, thanks. Will that stuff be a problem for the chickens? Will just soap and water get it cleaned off enough?

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