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Thread: How to remove a rust "stain" from stainless steel sink?

  1. #1 How to remove a rust "stain" from stainless steel sink? 
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    I've tried bleach, white vinegar, and regular soap scrubbing with a brush, but to no avail. :/ Is it even possible to remove a rust stain from stainless steel? TIA for any advice or tips you have to removing it.


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    Hi Wegs, come across this website that looks promising:

    How to Remove Rust From a Stainless Steel Sink


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    Its not rust.
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    Baking soda with the vinegar! Okay! I'm going to try it right now and will report back. Thank you!
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    And if that doesn't work - it should, tipping vinegar onto baking soda is one of my favourite household activities, it only lasts a couple of minutes but I could watch the foaming for hours - there's a fan.tas.tic. commercial product. I've only bought it online, but specialty gourmet cooking shops might have it as well. Hotel and restaurant suppliers would certainly have it or know how to get it. I love it.

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    Holy smokes! It worked! thank you, Ascended. I'm going to use this on a stain in my bathroom sink, now! And yes, adelady, the foaming was too cool! I'm absolutely amazed by this because I have tried different things and nothing was working. I'm thinking this will clean tarnished old silverware too. Cleaning can be fun? lol
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    No, no. Not the silver.

    You do use baking soda, but not the vinegar, it's a bit too much for silver.

    If you have brass or copper, forget the baking soda and don't use straight vinegar. Use tomato sauce - the acid from the vinegar plus the smooth polishing from the other non-scratching ingredients and thickeners works wonders.

    Try this for silver. Cleaning silver with baking soda and aluminum foil (and hot water!) - YouTube
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    Oh! I didn't realize that--thanks, adelady!
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