Good Rust Remover

Hi All,
I'm probably not understanding the process of rust removal, but does anyone know of a good rust remover that doesn't destroy the metal finish (not the paint, the shine). I have some nice polished steel squares that had spots of rust I wanted to remove. I used "Oxysolve" that I bought from Grizzly and it completely ruined the finish. Says it supposedly puts some kind of zinc coating on your steel after it's dried. If you ask me it's a lame excuse for saying we ruin your finish after you use our product. My square has absolutely no shine anywhere, it's completely dull. Damn!
Sorry if I'm being ignorant.
TIA
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Topsaver. It is a liquid rust remover made for table saw tops and the like. After treating my saw top, it was a good as new. Spray it on, scrub with a (supplied) plastic scrubby thing, wipe off and it was perfect. I know Woodcraft carries it and probably many other tools suppliers.
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Hey, I've been looking for exactly that thing myself -- something that removes the rust but doesn't harm or coat the good surfaces at the same time. Thanks!
dwhite
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wrote:

Electrolysis. So long as you dry things off quickly afterwards, it doesn't affect unrusted metal.
Of course it will leave a dark pit where your rust was. If you want the whole thing shiny s original, you might need to do mechanical polishing - but that's changing the shape (thickness) of the piece, to recover the surface texture.
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Thanks all for the reply's,
I've seen he electrolysis thing and it looks interesting, think I'll try the top saver first,...I'm lazy that way.
JD

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