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Old 08-20-2017, 08:44 AM  
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You do not want to replace it. Sand or wire brush it and paint with rust paint like tremclad or rustoleum.

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Old 08-20-2017, 03:59 PM  
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This is probably what you have up there. Its quarter inch thick hunk of steel angle weighing about 25 pounds. A little surface rust ain't going to make it fail. As others have mentioned, just go over it with rust paint.

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Or just go over it with some fancy wood work.
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Or go over it with a strip of aluminum or vinyl trim strip.

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