Removing Rusty Bolts, Nuts and Fittings with Kent's Rust Buster Tools: Comprehensive Guide

Feb 7, 2018

Welcome to Grafco Electric's comprehensive guide on removing rusty bolts, nuts, and fittings using the revolutionary Rust Buster Tools designed by Kent. In this detailed guide, we will provide you with all the information and techniques you need to efficiently tackle rusted hardware.

Understanding the Challenge of Rusty Hardware

Rust is a common problem that can hinder maintenance and repair tasks, especially when dealing with bolts, nuts, and fittings. Over time, exposure to moisture and oxygen can cause metal components to corrode and become tightly secured by rust. This makes their removal difficult without the right tools and techniques.

Introducing Kent's Rust Buster Tools

Kent's Rust Buster Tools are specifically designed to address the challenges posed by rusty hardware. With their innovative features and high-quality construction, these tools have become the top choice for professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike.

The Benefits of Kent's Rust Buster Tools

  • Advanced Corrosion Resistance: The tools are made from durable materials that resist rust, ensuring a long lifespan.
  • Enhanced Grip: The ergonomic handles provide a comfortable and secure grip, allowing for improved control and minimizing the risk of slippage.
  • Versatility: Kent's Rust Buster Tools are available in various sizes and configurations, catering to different types of rusty hardware and specific applications.
  • Time and Cost Savings: By enabling efficient removal of rusty bolts, nuts, and fittings, these tools save valuable time and reduce the need for costly replacements.
  • High Durability: The tools' construction is engineered to withstand heavy use, ensuring reliable performance even in challenging environments.

Step-by-Step Guide to Removing Rusty Bolts, Nuts, and Fittings

Now let's dive into the detailed process of removing rusty hardware using Kent's Rust Buster Tools:

Step 1: Preparation

Prior to tackling rusty bolts, nuts, or fittings, it's important to gather the necessary tools and materials. Here's what you'll need:

  • Kent's Rust Buster Tools - make sure to select the appropriate size and configuration for your specific task
  • Safety gloves and goggles to protect yourself from any potential hazards
  • Penetrating oil or rust dissolver solution to loosen stubborn rust
  • Wire brush or abrasive pad for cleaning the rusted surface

Step 2: Apply Penetrating Oil

Start by applying a generous amount of penetrating oil or rust dissolver solution to the rusty hardware. Allow the solution to penetrate and loosen the rust for a few minutes, following the manufacturer's instructions.

Step 3: Cleaning the Surface

Using a wire brush or abrasive pad, scrub the rusted surface vigorously to remove any loose rust flakes and expose the underlying metal. This step helps enhance the effectiveness of Rust Buster Tools.

Step 4: Select the Right Tool

Based on the size and type of the hardware you're dealing with, identify the appropriate Rust Buster Tool from Kent's range. Ensure a proper fit to maximize the tool's effectiveness in removing the rusted hardware.

Step 5: Apply Torque

With the Rust Buster Tool secured firmly around the rusted hardware, apply gentle torque in the opposite direction of tightening. Start with small increments to avoid exerting excessive force and causing damage.

Step 6: Loosening the Hardware

As you apply torque, you will gradually feel the resistance of the rust breaking loose. Continue applying controlled force until the hardware begins to move. Be patient and avoid rushing the process to prevent any accidents or damage.

Step 7: Finishing Touches

Once the rusted hardware is successfully loosened and removed, clean the area using a wire brush or abrasive pad to eliminate any remaining rust particles. Apply a rust inhibitor or protective coating to prevent future corrosion, if necessary.


Congratulations! You are now equipped with the knowledge and techniques required to effectively remove rusty bolts, nuts, and fittings using Kent's Rust Buster Tools. Remember to always prioritize safety by wearing appropriate protective gear and following the manufacturer's instructions.

At Grafco Electric, we understand the frustration of dealing with rusty hardware, and that's why we highly recommend Kent's Rust Buster Tools. Their exceptional quality, versatility, and durability make them the perfect solution for professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike.

For more information about Kent's Rust Buster Tools or to make a purchase, please visit our online store. Take control of rusted hardware today and experience the efficiency and effectiveness of Kent's Rust Buster Tools!

Avinash Radhakrishnan
Informative and helpful.
Nov 8, 2023