Gear | August 31, 2016 9:00 am

New Handheld Laser Basically Eats Rust

It's like a dry cleaner for beaters and barn finds

Rust = evil.

Lasers = good.

Rust-removing lasers = the latest proof good will always triumph over evil — and iron oxides.

Created by a Belgium-based industrial design firm, the P-Laser QF-1000 is a gadget that uses a 1000-watt beam to strip away rust, paint and other bits of metallic corrosion in just seconds.

When trained on a metal surface, the handheld device shoots out short pulses of light that cause “the dirt layer and any oxides underneath” to “absorb the energy and evaporate,” leaving the underlying metal clean and as good as new, according to Road and Track.

While safe on your skin, the QF-1000 is dangerous for your wallet. A QF-50 — a version that has 950 fewer watts than P-Laser’s top-of-the-line model — retails for about $53,000.

That price is exorbitant, outrageous and unfair, but it might be worth it based on the demo.