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Surface rust on engine

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About a year ago I had a split in a hose which caused quite a bit of steam under the hood for a few days. It has left me with light surface rust on the top of my VR V6 engine.

I'm just wondering if anyone can shed any light on how I could remove it. It sticks out like a sore thumb!

Thanks

Nat
 

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Wire brush?
 

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Maybe - I'd probably use a rattle gun, spanners, the odd screw driver and an engine hoist.

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I don't usually keep an engine hoist handy lol, was hoping for a reasonably simple solution!!
 

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Maybe try some CLR....it's supposed to remove rust stains.
 
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Came up really nice. Now to fit newly painted rocker covers and my new engine cover and she should start looking presentable again!
 
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V8 conversion anyone?
I'm currently saving, she's only a 'temporary v6' lol. Til then I have to make the old Buick 3800 look as good as it can. It would be cheaper to buy a new VR with a V8 but I love my car so much that i'm willing to pay the extra for a conversion. I have big plans! Will post pics of red rocker covers and matching engine cover soon. Oh and CLR, a toothbrush, steel wool and a little bit of back pain worked pretty well to get the patchy rust off. Will post pic later =)
 

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Glad the CLR suggestion helped.
 
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