Most of garage doors get rusted really fast and this back to many reasons, for example the Air humidity and long time of abandonment. but there’s an effective methods to clean rust off garage door
Cleaning steel and aluminum Garage Doors
Things You Will Need
- grease-fighting dish-washing liquid
- White vinegar
- Lint-free cloth
- Steel wool pad
- Palm sander
- Zinc chromate primer
- Rust-resistant paint
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1- Close the electricity from your opener first then start cleaning the panel of the garage door with water and liquid dish soap formulated especially for grease to remove oil and dirt from door.
2- Dip an old cloth in white vinegar and wipe a steel wool pad over the rusted areas. Repeat until the surface of your garage door become bright again. Please Note to don’t use any of cider or spiced vinegar. I else Recommend to use thick liquid toilet cleaner it works with me really well.
3- Some garage doors have an really thick amount of rust so it needs more effort with some heavy tools like Palm sander it could really help u with the process but it need some focus and care while you use it. Palm sander usually used for painting purposes but could also help you in clean rust from your garage door
4- Apply a Zinc Chromate primary corrosion inhibitor to avoid further rusting. zinc chromate primer is a chemical compound that works as an anti-corrosive and anti-rust primer also used in spray paints , pigments in varnishes so your garage door will definitely need it.
5- The paint layer has been peeled some areas or maybe your hole garage door. So this time you need to take care about a point to prevent rust from formation again, Rust-resistant paint is the best way to prevent it paint your garage door with Rust-resistant paint and let it dry then lastly check your garage door if there’s any other spots that needs to get cleaned it’s important from time to time to check it because places like Miami gets really hot and humid weather and that make higher chance for rust off.
If u experience problems with your garage door because of rust i really recommend to just call expertise to check it out if it need something. Don’t forget you can call us for some consultation or even do the job for you (305) 702-0113