Rust stains on vinyl around chimney??

Old 04-14-20, 09:08 AM
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Rust stains on vinyl around chimney??

I have some rust staining on the corner of my chimney that is apparently due to run off over the years from the chimney cap. I am going to try and clean it off but thought I would ask for suggestions before working on it. The chimney is wrapped in what looks like a vinyl that looks like stone. Anyway the stains run down one corner.

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Old 04-14-20, 09:39 AM
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Rust is awfully hard to remove from vinyl since it leaves a stain. Try Zud cleanser. (Powder) Or maybe CLR rust remover, (liquid) mixed with just a little Aloe Vera to turn it into a gel that can just sit on there and work for a while.

My guess is that after you work on it a while you will decide to just paint the vinyl.

And id recommend you paint your galvanized cap with a couple coats of cold galvanizing paint.
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