Can this nasty tiled hearth rust stain be removed?

Don2222 Posted By Don2222, Apr 1, 2013 at 11:14 PM

  1. Don2222

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    Hello

    Looks like the back pedestal of the Harman P61 left this nasty tiled hearth rust stain!

    I tried a some household cleaners and Acetone but no luck.

    Does anyone know if this can be removed?

    See pic below:
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    Thanks

    Maybe this would work?
    Soak in lemon juice and salt or axolic acid solution (3 tablespoons oxalic acid to 1 pint warm water). A commercial rust remover may be used.
    Or
    Maybe Loctite Naval Jelly Rust remover?

     

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    Don't know if it will work for sure, but I use Bon-Ami on everything. The tag line is "hasn't scratched yet" and I use it often to remove the rust and hard water stains in my tub. It's been around for over 100 years and is usually on the bottom shelf of the canned powder cleaners between the Comet and Bar Keepers Friend. It's all natural so it's pretty safe too, no harsh chemicals only about $1.50
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    It will scratch plastic, fiberglass, and acrylic. It does work very well, though, on hard surfaces.
     
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    I really have never experienced that. I use it on plastic, especially when the hubby heats anything tomato based in plastic containers in the microwave, takes it out, no scratches.

    My grandfather used it on the boats all the time to get barnacle stains off, he owned a boat yard used it on all sorts of fiberglass surfaces.

    I guess use it with caution but I seriously use it on all sorts of stuff, have several containers, kitchen, bathroom, laundry room at all times, love it ;)
     
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    A fellow at work used it to clean the plastic or acrylic screens on some CNC machines, and they were ruined with scratches. But now I'm wondering if he lied and used Comet or something like that. hmmm….it's possible….
     
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    You could try CLR.
     
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    I've used the hand cleaner Orange (Has pumice in it) on a rust stain on my tile and it took it right off. You could also try some pellet ash. It cleans glass pretty good.
     
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    I had great luck removing a rust stain from fiberglass with CLR
     
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    Fiberglass on a boat has a surface that is covered with gelcoat. Fiberglass mat with resin can have various finishes on it. Yes, any pumice based cleanser will dull a shiny surface.
     
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    Do they still make the Bon-Ami cake soap? My great Aunt used to use it on her windows - soap up a rag, apply to window, let dry, polish off. Best gleam on windows but I haven't seen it in years.

    Have you tried damp baking soda? Mildly abrasive - used in toothpaste. Otherwise Vim cleanser - safe for fiberglass per label. If real stubborn, Comet cleanser. Fine steel wool if it's still not going...
     
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    I dont know why they call it Navel Gel,... I would NEVER use that stuff on my bellybutton!:oops:
     
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    Maybe they use it in the US Navy to keep our boats from rusting?
     
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    Magic Eraser?
     
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    They don't call it Navel it is Naval different word :p .
     
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    You are correct. The Naval Jelly has been around for years. I got it years ago for my older car at the Auto shop. It sure works well on tile!
     
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    I've been looking for the old Glass Wax. That would clean windows and put a super shine on! It came in a metal can, and looked like liquid car polish. We used to make window decorations with it, too, using stencils.
     
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    I like the new improved "Vanishing Action" ! LOL
    Good stuff! It worked well!


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    That's it! It's like seeing an old friend again - thanks!
     

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