Rust removal

Old 02-08-08, 01:30 PM
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Smile Rust removal

Can anyone help?
I recently had my central heating refitted and about 2 weeks later found that the plumbers had stained the side of my bed ( fabric) with rust from water that had obviously had come from old pipe work. Has anyone got any ideas about how I could remove it.

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Old 02-09-08, 11:26 AM
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Check the laundry product aisle for rust removers. Rit and other rust removers are available.
Old 02-11-08, 11:58 PM
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if you feel comfortable call the contractors and ask for a solution for them to make it right...rust removers that contain oxalic acid will be the safest choice...local home improvement stores should carry

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There are many commercial rust removers available which contain sodium hydrosulfite or sodium bisulfite, that I would try, before ones containing an acid as the active ingredient.

I have found these to be equal to and sometimes better for removing rust and iron stains than most acid products. And they are certainly much safer to use.

These are what your water company will give you, if they have had an iron problem in their water, which causes rust or iron stains in your laundry or bath fixtures.

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