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#127276 - Sat Nov 11 2006 08:07 AM help...rust stain removal
texaspelican Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 13 2006
Loc: 7 miles from Texas in Louisian...
Before I go buy a bunch of different products.....what is great at removing rust stains and streaks from porcelain signs?
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#127277 - Sat Nov 11 2006 09:21 AM Re: help...rust stain removal
Alex Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 08 2003
Loc: Butte, Montana USA
I have had good luck with "Bartender's Friend" or Bar-Keeper's Frend. (Can't remember the exact name. It is by the Comet at the grocery store. Be gentle and have patience. Test an small area before going crazy. Have used WD-40. 0000 steel wool. Again, be gentle and take your time. I am sure others will chime in.
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#127278 - Sat Nov 11 2006 09:29 AM Re: help...rust stain removal
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
ive had great results with "the works"toilet bowl cleaner in a spray bottle.dont know about where you are at but i can buy it for a buck a bottle at the dollar store.
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#127279 - Sat Nov 11 2006 09:32 AM Re: help...rust stain removal
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
WHILE I'VE TRIED THE BARKEEP'S FRIEND, I'VE HAD BETTER SUCCESS WITH SOFTSCRUB W/BLEACH. LAY THE SIGN FLAT AND POOL IT UP NICE AND THICK (MODERATELY) AND LET IT DO IT'S THING OVERNIGHT. TAKE SOME 000 OR 0000 STEEL WOOL AND DO A LITTLE AT A TIME TESTING THE RUSTED AREAS. I'VE HAD THE SAME CAN OF BARKEEP'S FRIEND FOR YEARS AND STILL GO THROUGH BOTTLES OF SOFTSCRUB W/BLEACH ON A REGULAR BASIS. SPEAKING OF COURSE FROM MY OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCES.

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#127280 - Sat Nov 11 2006 10:20 AM Re: help...rust stain removal
r49th Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 18 2003
Loc: clio, michigan usa
3m rubbing compound

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#127281 - Sat Nov 11 2006 02:15 PM Re: help...rust stain removal
Alex Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 08 2003
Loc: Butte, Montana USA
A plethora and multiude of options.
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#127282 - Sat Nov 11 2006 05:02 PM Re: help...rust stain removal
sslick68 Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 24 2005
Loc: Rolla Mo
What rust! What stains! LOL 3M rough compound with a wool pad works wonders for myself but the stuff is expenso!Hope you like the barn hangers!Steve

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#127283 - Sat Nov 11 2006 05:38 PM Re: help...rust stain removal
texaspelican Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 13 2006
Loc: 7 miles from Texas in Louisian...
Wow thanks!!!!!!first I will buy the stuff from Dollar general....gee I think I can afford a buck....then will try the other stuff....Steve....barn hangers will come to me when Joey comes back to see his dad in Feb.......rust stains are on a nice sherwin williams cover the earth sign....Has a few little nasty spots.....thanks to everyone for the info......this is a great site!!!!!
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#127284 - Sat Nov 11 2006 07:25 PM Re: help...rust stain removal
richburris6 Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 01 2006
Loc: Concord, NC
We use Zud, you can get it at your local grocery store and looks a lot like comet. It has a bunch of bleach in it among other things. It is a powder, just sprinkle heavily on the area and add enough water to make a paste. Rub it around with your fingers and be patient and the stain will go away with no damage to the sign. Only use this on porcelain as it will damage painted signs very badly.

Rich B
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#127285 - Sat Nov 11 2006 07:45 PM Re: help...rust stain removal
tbuckles Online   content
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Registered: Wed Sep 10 2003
Loc: Carthage, IN USA
As Doc said I too have great luck with Soft Scrub w/bleach but I use a brass wool pad instead of steel, comes in the same grades as steel but it is brass. The steel can leave gray streaks. There is no way you will harm the porcelain with brass. The brass wool pads can be hard to find. I get mine from McMaster Carr out of Chicago.
Tom.
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#127286 - Sat Nov 11 2006 10:43 PM Re: help...rust stain removal
Pablo Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2005
Loc: El Dorado Hills, CA
For rust stains on porcelain signs, I use Turtlewax rubbing compound (any brand will do) with steel wool. I've found that if this method won't take it all off, the remaining stain won't come off without ruining the gloss.

My 2 cents.

Paul

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#127287 - Sun Nov 12 2006 11:07 AM Re: help...rust stain removal
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
I've had excellent luck with Nev-R-Dull cotton wadding. It takes rust stains and streaks off porcelain really well, and polishes and waxes the surface at the same time. Just buff with a clean cloth afterwards. No damage to porcelain in my experience.

I know Auto Zone sells it. It's in a tin can that's the diameter of a quart can but shorter.

Wes

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#127288 - Sun Nov 12 2006 11:27 AM Re: help...rust stain removal
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
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#127289 - Sun Nov 12 2006 03:06 PM Re: help...rust stain removal
HarleyAntiques.com Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 26 2006
Loc: Anderson, CA, USA
Hi I use Oven-Off spray on wipe off
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#127290 - Sun Nov 12 2006 03:26 PM Re: help...rust stain removal
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
OH, REALLY? AND DO YOU COOK FOOD IN YOUR SIGNS TOO! LMFAO!

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