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Why Did Plastic Bottles of Bleach Leave Rust Stains in Porcelain Tub?

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

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August 19, 20100 found this helpful

Most likely the bleach caused the stains. Many times when the product, in this case bleach, is poured from the bottle there is a residue of bleach that will run down the outside of the bottle and collect on the bottom of the bottle. If the bottle is not wiped carefully the bleach will settle under the bottle and cause staining when placed on a surface.

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September 9, 20160 found this helpful

I have found the best thing is to use a pumice stone fro cleaning the bathtub.this works well and is very inexpensive and works well.

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August 24, 20100 found this helpful

Saturate the stains with hydrogen peroxide. Leave it on the stains, until the stains disappear, then rinse well with plain water.

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August 15, 20140 found this helpful

Chlorine, the active chemical in bleach, is an oxidizer. Rust is oxidation. Chlorine causes rust to appear much faster than mere water based moisture.

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