Rust stains can get on your tub either from old plumbing or from metal objects left sitting around the edge. These stains can be removed from your tub by using the proper cleaning products. This is a guide about removing rust stains from a bathtub.
Here are questions related to Removing Rust Stains from a Bathtub.
How do you get rust and other stains out of a bathtub without scratching the tub?
By Jenna from Salem, OR
I second the vote for the Magic Eraser. Generic equivalents work as well.
Plastic bottles of Clorox that were left in a porcelain tub for a long period left rust stains in the tub. Why?
By Jarvi from Minneapolis, MN
By Jack Russell08/15/2014
Chlorine, the active chemical in bleach, is an oxidizer. Rust is oxidation. Chlorine causes rust to appear much faster than mere water based moisture.
How do I remove rust stains from a bathtub?
By Joseph Di T.
I was surprised at how well The Works works. Rust on my fiberglass tub just kinda disolved away after 10 minutes. I was also surprised at how useless CLR and bakingsoda/vinegar were. Just beware The Works smells strongly of rotten eggs buts it's worth it.
How do you clean rust from a porcelain bathtub?
By Anastasia from Berkeley
By MelBunny 08/16/2012
Just don't use bleach, it will set the stain in.
How do I remove rust from my cast iron tub?
By Patricia D.
I have a white porcelain bathtub that was heavily stained with rust when rusty drain clearing cable was left spread in tub. Sprayed the tub, sprinkled Bar Keepers Friend on stain. Wet cloth and lightly scrubbed the tub. The rust disappeared 90% first application. Repeated day latter only traces of faint rust shows I am not sure how many times I can use BKF, their web site says remove after one minute.
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How do you remove rust stains from a bathtub?
dixie35481 from Alabama
For the tub surround I use something in a purple bottle with a green top. It is called Kabam or Kazoom, or something like that. If you look for the see through bright purple bottle with a green top you found it. I buy it at Walmart. If you have a big build up, it will take more than one application and some scrubbing. Once you actually get it cleaned, if you just spray it on and wait a minute you can wipe with a sponge and rinse.
Good Luck (03/29/2006)
By Katie A.
By Claudia- MD
Another idea, when you have the time. Use a fine/small grain of sandpaper; used it when I was out of the former and wasn't going into town anytime soon. The rust build up can be so thick but I've not seen any 'wearing' on the fiberglass tub. It does a fine job; also works on stainless steel kitchen sinks. (05/11/2009)
I have rust stains on an old fiberglass tub. What type of vinegar do I use to remove the stains? Apple cider or white vinegar?
By Linda145 from AR
How do I remove rust stains from the bathtub?
By Kim from Hartford, CT
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