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nealtw

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That is a steel lintel that takes the load of the bricks above and spreads that load to each side of the door. You will have that over the windows too.
 

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You won't be changing that piece, it is part of the structure, it wants to be painted with a paint for steel.
 

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Sand, prime and paint.
DO NOT ATTEMPT REMOVAL.
 

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There are rust inhibiting primers, use oil base material.
 

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I've done many of those over the years. If it's rusty, clean it up, use rusty metal primer, then top coat with an oil base paint in a color of your choice.
 
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Easily? Sure, provided you chisel out those 6-7 bricks up top, find exact duplicates, and wedge them back into place. Not my idea of easy just because of a bit of rust.
 

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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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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 go over it with a strip of aluminum or vinyl trim strip.
 
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