REQ:How do you remove Iron Stains?


Tried to do some spring cleaning today. Notice that some of my windows have a satin film. I tried lime away, no help. Can't get it clean with elbow grease. Any thoughts????
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I'm not sure what you mean by "iron stains" I only ever use washing up liquid in hot water for windows then rinse and polish off with a cloth or a paper. Some of the group use dilute ammonia, a Google will give relevant amounts if no one else comes forward
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I use a Microfiber cloth to clean my windows - they have never looked cleaner!! The best thing about it is that you would typically only use water to get them clean. The fiber in the cloth is a star pattern which actually grabs onto the dirt and grime. In your case it would probably do wonders!!
I bought a few glass cloths from www.grakar.com and that was the end of paper towels for me.
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say, less than 1 each at the discount store. Whatever happened to dear old Ted - anyone know?
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Not dirt, Nasty irons stains caused by well water. It turns the paint orange/yellow in color. I can paint the wood around the window, but the stain seems impossible to get clean. Soap and water, no help. The ammonia is no help at all...Any other solutions? Thanks....Paul

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Am I right in thinking you use this "well water" for washing the windows? Are you drinking and cooking with it too? You need a product containing oxalic acid to remove the rust stains or someone here once suggested a rhubarb stick rubbed on the stain would work. I have yet to confirm it does.
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Ample lemon juice and direct sunlight removes rust stains from my husband's work clothes. Possibly this would help with the stains on the window frame, before seeking out an oxalic acid product.
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I'll try anything...cheers, Paul
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On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 11:19:55 +0000 Paul scrawled this disquisition:

In addition to the standard clean bath tub and brighten copper pennies I've used Mineral Magic to break bolts that are rusted tight.
http://www.wonderpaint.com/cleaners/oxyboost/NCproducts.shtml#MINERAL
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decided to sell rags. With each rag you get a free ziplock bag. Some people complain that when they open the bag they find lint on the rag. Grakar explains that's a quality-control problem.
Some people complain that the rags don't get their windows clean. Grakar explains that their rags work only on windows that are already clean.
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"Paul" wrote ...

how about a baking soda paste? or Simple Green and a scrubbie? (rinse both well)
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there is a very good product called mineral deposit remover (MDR) it is made for exactly just this task, and is made by titan laboratories.
and good window cleaning specialist stockist should carry it.
the place where we get it imports it from the states, along with a couple of other products, which knowing these may help you find it.
the other products are GG3 (Glass Gleam 3) GG4 (Glass Gleam 4) and Oil Flo 141
hope this helps.

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try naval jelly--it is phosphoric acid which will turn the iron color into a colorless iron compund that is also water soluble
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