How to Remove Rust From Trampoline Springs?

Though getting a trampoline is a hard task, its maintenance is even harder. To make your trampoline last for a long time, you need to follow all the safety protocols. One problem that the majority of trampoline users complain about is rust.

If you don’t keep the parts cleaned and leave them in your small yard without any cover or protection, rust will attack it in no time.

Most trampolines feature rust-resistant frames, poles, and other body parts. The trampoline component exposed the most to rust attack is its springs.

Springs are quite important for a trampoline, and it won’t be wrong to say that they are the backbone of your whole trampoline experience.

If your trampoline springs have become rusty due to insufficient care or lack of proper safety measures, you don’t need to feel saddened. I have the right solution for you that’s not too complicated either and save your trampoline from any damage.

Methods to Remove Rust From Trampoline Springs

Here are the three simple methods that will help you if you are unaware of how to remove rust from trampoline springs.

DIY Method

The simplest method to get rid of rust from the trampoline springs is a DIY method. Follow the steps below to remove rust from your trampoline springs easily.

Use red electrical tape to mark all the rusty springs. This will help you by saving your time when you are in the process of removing rust.

Take a cup and mix half a cup of salt and juice with two lemons in it.

Using a wooden spoon, mix the salt and lemon thoroughly, making a mixture.

Apply the salt and lemon mixture to the rusty part of the spring. Ensure to mark only those springs that you marked with tape previously.

Let the mixture rest for around 2 to 3 hours and once the time passes, use either a toothbrush or any other brush you prefer to remove the paste and the rust.

After successfully removing the paste, rinse the springs off with water.

Use a cotton cloth or soft fabric to dry off the springs and apply petroleum jelly to them.

Rust Remover

A rust remover can also be used to remove rust off the springs. Different varieties of rust removers are present in the market, and you can easily choose one of your choices.

Using a remover will affect the rust chemically and change its composition, allowing you to wipe it off the surfaces and easily rinse them surface with water.

But with rust remover, there are some usage limitations. It only works effectively on recently formed rust. You can also use the rust remover if your trampoline’s appearance has been affected badly due to rust. The remover will bring back the shine on your trampoline, making it look new.

Using the Paint

If you spot some rust marks on your trampoline springs or anywhere on the frame, for that matter, you need to take action till it’s too late.

Other than using the rust remover or a DIY method, you can also paint the entire surface. It’s ideal for painting your trampoline as soon as you get your hands on it, as this will prevent it from getting rusty.

Regardless of the shapes of your trampolines, i.e., square or rectangle, here are the steps you can follow to paint the trampoline:

Sand off all the trampoline parts with rust on them using a sanding block. Scrap off the block on these spots till you see a metal surface.

Once you are done with scrapping off the surface, use steel wool and get rid of all the residue rust from the surface.

Use rustproof and waterproof paint and coat all the components with it. Ensure to apply at least two paint coats for better results.

Tips to Prevent Rust on Trampoline

It’s always better to take necessary precautions early on so you don’t have to struggle afterward. Some basic things to do to protect your trampoline from all kinds of damage include winterizing the trampoline, disassembling and cleaning it thoroughly, anchoring it to save it from blowing away, and adding a net to make it safe for kids.

In addition to all these things, here are some tips to keep your trampoline rust-free.

Before getting a trampoline, always pay heed to the frame and ensure that it’s galvanized both from the outer and inner sides. It will play an important role in preventing rust formation.

If your trampoline is not galvanized, you need to use a rain cover or any other strong cover to protect it from moisture and weather changes. Make it a habit to cover the trampoline after every use.

If possible, keep your trampoline indoors in a dry place, especially when it’s not been used for a long time.

Keep a water-repellent solution with you to keep your trampoline protected and safe during rainfalls.

Don’t keep your trampoline at pool places or other places where it is exposed to water.

I hope all these tips will prevent rust on your trampoline surface, especially its springs. Unfortunately, if you fail to follow all these tips or have not followed them since you got your trampoline leading to rust spots on its surface, all the methods I have mentioned here will save you. Protect your trampoline and keep