I bought a 100+ year old house. It has a Claw Foot tub, which I will
retain. Unfortunatley it has a a few Rust stains, from the drain
chain, near the drain etc.
I have tried many items, to remove those rust stains - Ajax, Gel
Gloss, Soft Scrub.
Can anyone recommend a way, that I can remove the rust stains?
The rust indicates that the original finish has failed. The rust will
quickly return if you do get it off.
You can try Barkeepers Friend but when you do get it off you still
need to repair the finish.
If you poke around on the net, there are lots of articles about
various strategies for refinishing cast iron tubs, from touching up
with epoxy paint to a total strip and refinish.
A professional refinish will cost about half the price of a new claw
foot tub. YMMV on how long it will last.
On Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:06:28 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
Not necessarily - he said the rust was drom the drain plug chain. The
porcelain may be perfectly OK. I'd dry the CLR or Phosphoric acid
first (metal prep, rust-out, Resin cleaner for water softener, etc)
On Tuesday, July 8, 2014 4:59:46 PM UTC-4, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I agree. If I leave a metal can sitting in my Kohler porcelain sink
that is only 5 years old, it will leave a rust stain, if it sits there
for a few days. And it's hard to get it out with soft scrub, but it
comes right out with CLR or similar.
You might try plain old white vinegar.
Here are the before and after shots of my daughter's 2002 Gallant. All I
used was vinegar and a green scrubby. I know the rust stains will come
back, but I needed to drive the car for a few days while she used my van
and it's much less embarrassing in the "after" condition.
Thanks, for all of the propmpt/ excellent advice. I am sure I will
find a solution, from your many suggestions.
As a clarification, the rust stain t hat I want to remove was soley
due to a now failing chain. The tub's interior, is most acceptable (it
is 100+ years old). I now need to find an internet source, for a
replacement overflow cover, chain and drain assembly. Hopefully those
replacements will not likewise rust.
MANY Thanks -dave
I will try the various suggestions, noen of which I had previously
Per your suggestions I purchased/ tried CRL and Bartender's Friend.
For my specific application, the Bartender's Friend was far superior
!! Our 100 + year old tub looks like it was professionally refinished,
at near Zero cost.
Thanks, to all whom provided the above info.
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