Rusty Step Repair
When rust caused small holes to appear in my electric steps, I decided to repair an otherwise safe and reliable unit. I obtained thin galvanized sheet metal, as well as pop rivets and a skid-resistant adhesive strip, from a home-improvement store. I scraped loose rust from the steps, applied a spray undercoating, and riveted the new metal in place. Then I applied a primer suitable for galvanized steel. When it was dry, I attached the antiskid strip and applied a coat of rust-preventive spray paint.
Andover, New York