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If you want to learn about the construction process and the steps that are taken to complete a project, you should read my blog. My name is Darren White and I've always been fascinated by the way that a construction crew can erect a building so fast. I work in an industrial park and there's always new buildings being built and I see the progress every day. A few months ago, I was at a neighborhood picnic and I started talking to a neighbor that lived down the street. It just so happened that he was a contractor that worked on the buildings in the industrial park. I asked him how the construction crew could build a huge building so quickly and he explained the whole process to me. That's when I had the idea to write a blog to explain the building process to others who are also interested.


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Eliminate Corrosion From The Metal Springs Attached To The Top Of Your Garage Door's Interior

by Edwin Johnston

The metal springs that are located at the top of your garage door's interior can become susceptible to corrosion if they have been exposed to moisture on numerous occasions. Since the springs are placed under a lot of tension when you open and close the garage door, it is important to remove rust in order for the springs to remain intact and damage-free. The following steps will instruct you on how to eliminate corrosion and protect the metal from further damage.

Supplies Needed

  • plastic sheeting
  • ladder
  • rubber gloves
  • naval jelly
  • standard paintbrush
  • scrubbing pad
  • metal cleaning agent
  • lint-free cloths
  • mixing stick
  • rust-inhibiting sealer (for use on metal)
  • small bucket
  • thin paintbrush
  • foam brush

Treat The Rust Spots With Naval Jelly

Go into the garage and shut and lock the door. Set up a ladder underneath the metal springs. Put on a pair of rubber gloves, climb the ladder, and use a standard paintbrush to apply a thick, even amount of naval jelly to each rusted section. Naval jelly contains phosphoric acid, an inorganic acid which will break down thick rust deposits. Leave the naval jelly on the metal for several minutes before wiping the rust spots with a scrubbing pad.

Clean The Metal And Apply A Product That Prevents Rust

Use a lint-free cloth that has been dampened with a cleaning agent that is designed for use on metal to remove the naval jelly and any dirty substances that are stuck on the outer portion of each spring. Dry the metal with a clean, lint-free cloth. Pour a small amount of rust-inhibiting sealer that has been thoroughly mixed into a bucket. Coat a paintbrush with the sealer and use it to apply an even coat of the product to the outside of each spring.

If there are any small crevices in the design of each spring that you have difficulty coating with the paintbrush, use a thin paintbrush or foam brush to apply the rust deterrent to them. Wait for the surface of each spring to dry thoroughly. Once this occurs, you can open or close the garage door.

The rust-inhibiting product will provide protection on a daily basis. Reapply a new coat of the product, based upon the recommendation for how often the springs should be treated that is listed on the packaging that the sealer came in. Continuous protection that the sealer provides will prevent damage to the springs and the need for replacement ones.  For assistance, talk to a professional like Eppers Construction.